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Old 04-20-2009, 07:22 AM
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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm looking to buy a new drum rack - I want something that has the strength and stability of the Pearl Icon but the stunning good looks of the Gibralter Road series.

I found the new Yamaha Hex rack which seems to meet both these criteria. But before I buy one I thought I would get some advice first. I would be getting a similar set up to the image below.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:26 AM
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:40 AM
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Check out this site. Hope this helps you, from Drummer World.

Yamaha Hex Rack System - DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:44 PM
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Check out this site. Hope this helps you, from Drummer World.

Yamaha Hex Rack System - DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM
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Really, Try the pearl DR80 or any PdP rack
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Just because I know about the stuff doesn't make me a traitor. But my pref is still Gibraltar.

Knowledge is the back bone of life.
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i think he meant to the forum jim u know, usin other drum sites haha.
maybe not but thats what i understood
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I might have been born yesterday, but not in the dark.

I do check out other drum sites, but this one suites me the most.

Have you guys check out DrumWave yet? It's Infero Execution's new site. There is a shortage of members and maybe we can help him out a little.

http://www.drumwave.webs.com/
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Hi, Nomad. You are new here, but I am newer! I am replying because I perhaps know more than anyone else about the Hexrack system. That is because I designed it for Yamaha. (I am not a Yamaha employee, however.)

It is a good system! I kept an eye on the other major racks while I was designing it and I tried to incorporate their good features while eliminating their not-so-good features. The result is a very solid and very cool looking basic rack with a few cool new features (notably the ball rack clamp) and some real but relatively minor functional improvements over other racks.

But there are two areas where the Hexrack SYSTEM really excels: quality and versatility. Having spent many months in working up to compliance with Yamaha's extreme quality standards, I can assure you that their reputation as the best in the business is very well deserved. Regarding versatility, I designed the accessory clamp system to be the most versatile in the world. Most of the accessory clamps can be separated into two halves. The halves can be rejoined at any 7.5 degree rotational angle increment, or they can be joined to other kinds of Hexrack clamp halves with the same angle adjustability. I once sat down and figured it out, and the 5 basic clamp modules can be joined in over 20 different combinations. And since one of those clamp modules is a ball clamp, that means that you can attach just about anything at literally any angle, something no other rack system can do, period. So you can use them to create a rack that is totally unique to you. Check out the 2009 Yamaha Extreme Series catalog for some outrageously elegant examples, notably on page 4 and the centerfold on pages 9 and 10.

I should tell you, if you don't already know, that the Hexrack is pretty expensive. The setup in your picture would be really pricey! You would have to buy 2 or 3 basic racks and some accessories to get all the components you would need.

Good luck with your decision!
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rackmeister it is honor to have an industry inovater right here amongst us and I would like to thank you for your input. I wish we had more that are involved in percussion R&D involved with us here at DSC.
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The biggest problem with ball type clamps, is that once you hear a grind, you'll never get that drum back in place unless it's replaced. The needle type screw just cuts right into the ball leaving a groove.

So what improvements have been made to eliminate that problem. Universal adjustments are great till they breakdown.

Always carry some spares around. I see three racks set up in that pic.

I'm just curios for future investments. These racks are all extremely pricey, no matter what brand you buy.

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