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Old 05-02-2020, 02:47 PM
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Default Bass drum ride mount idea

Hey everyone

I would like to add a Ludwig LAPAM3 Atlas Mount Bracket on my bass drum. The bass drum is Ludwig Legacy 26” x 14”.

I would combine a the Atlas mount with either the DW SM2031 Puppy Bone or DW SM770S Bass Drum Cymbal Attach (small).
Would it hold the weight of the ride cymbal? Or will there be damage to the maple wood of the bass drum over time?

The reason of this configuration is that I can’t get the ride cymbal in the position I like (a bit closer to me). Now I just use a DW flat base stand with a Ludwig LAC251CH Atlas Classic Cymbal Arm and Ludwig - LAPSC Atlas stacker cup, so I can put a crash above my ride on the same stand.
Reason? I like the ‘clean’ and ‘vintage look’. And I only have to use two lightweight stands for my cymbals.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Bass drum ride mount idea

I am not familiar with the hardware you mentioned but I have recently bought the three components of a Rogers Swivomatic style bass drum ride cymbal mount and am very happy with the results. The three parts are an angled mount (as opposed to a flat mount for the center of the drum), an 18" hex rod, and the ball mount cymbal tilter. I have seen smaller 9" sections with a swivel capability that allow for even more positioning possibilities. The mount holds a 22" ride cymbal and it sturdy as a rock. I don't know if you are considering mixing hardware brands but I certainly think it is a clean look and an elegant solution. Maybe some of the folks on the forum who know about the Swivomatic hardware can chime in on stacking options if you want to consider that. Good luck!
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:01 PM
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....I THINK I visualize what you're saying. I don't think you'll have a problem with the idea with a 26" bass drum....and the arm isn'y extended too far out. But could't you also solve the problem with a boom cymbal stand? Neither idea is going to look vintage unless you use a vintage boom stand. Those grabber arms certainly aren't vintage. But I do get where you're coming from with weight and keeping the set up a bit cleaner as far as floor space.
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Old 05-04-2020, 11:49 AM
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....I THINK I visualize what you're saying. I don't think you'll have a problem with the idea with a 26" bass drum....and the arm isn'y extended too far out. But could't you also solve the problem with a boom cymbal stand? Neither idea is going to look vintage unless you use a vintage boom stand. Those grabber arms certainly aren't vintage. But I do get where you're coming from with weight and keeping the set up a bit cleaner as far as floor space.
I've tried a boom stand, and it works but it just doesn't look right and it's extra stand I have to carry (because I 'hate' clamps on cymbal stands).

I think you know what I mean with 'the clean look'. There is a reason I went to flat based hardware.. 'lighter and cleaner'.

So you are sure the 3-ply legacy shell is strong enough?

I mean ... I had a dream a couple of weeks ago about a shell of my set breaking... very strange dream now that I think about it.
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Old 05-04-2020, 01:47 PM
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Well, no...I'm not sure, to be honest. I was just commenting on the idea that it might tip the drum....like if it would have been an 18" bass drum....but as far as what kind of torque it's going to place on the shell....I don't know. What does all the "stuff" that you want to attach to the bass drum, weigh?
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:06 PM
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The ride cymbal weights about 2800 g (1978)

https://www.cymbal.wiki/wiki/Paiste_2002_22%22_Ride
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