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Old 04-29-2020, 06:32 PM
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How does this set compare to that 65 Leedy BDP you had last year? I thought that was a beautiful set and I wish I had bought it from you. I feel like that was the set to have.
Well, the Leedy had a 13,16,20, so there going to sound different. They both sound good, but the Leedy was much cleaner, I wish I still had it.
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Old 05-01-2020, 09:50 AM
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Johnnyringo, I have a 63 Slingerland, same finish, and it also has the consolette. For whatever it's worth, I was never able to get the ride tom where I wanted it. Like you've found out, the design is somewhat lacking.

I eventually put my tom on a RIMS mount. I left the mount on the tom, and folded the consolette all the way down.
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:01 PM
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I will once again champion the rail consolette. If the components of the mounting system are all in good working order, any problem with positioning a tom to a good playing position is not the fault of the apparatus. It is 100% the fault of the player being unwilling to adapt to the limitations of the device. All components of rail consolette mounting systems are readily available at very reasonable prices--as vintage, used, and new parts.
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:41 PM
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I like the rail consolettes, too...but not all of them are created equal. My favorite is the later Ludwig one with the ratcheted teeth. The telephone dial one CAN work, but those are quite a bit more fussy. But those clip mount things with the smooth rods just lose their grip after awhile from wear and tear.

I wouldn't want to alter any vintage drum, so if you can't find an old original part to replace the worn out one(s) then I'd probably go for the snare stand mount, too. Those clip mounts were just a terrible idea, in my opinion.
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:51 PM
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Leedybdp and o-lugs, I generally agree with both of you. But the consolette does have limitations, and as I've gotten older, my body also has limitations... if I play on a consolette now, for a couple of hours afterwards I'm walking around like Igor in "Young Frankenstein"
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:05 PM
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I will once again champion the rail consolette. If the components of the mounting system are all in good working order, any problem with positioning a tom to a good playing position is not the fault of the apparatus. It is 100% the fault of the player being unwilling to adapt to the limitations of the device. All components of rail consolette mounting systems are readily available at very reasonable prices--as vintage, used, and new parts.
I agree.

While they can be pretty awkward and generally a pain in the neck when trying to position your tom, once it's set, it's set. And you can get it in almost any position, so I'm not sure what the problem is here. I have my tom exactly where I want it and it doesn't move.

And yeah, as I said in my last post they are cheap and plentiful and it will keep your kit original.
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Old 05-01-2020, 10:22 PM
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I honestly like using the rail if they work properly. I finally got mine tightened enough and it seems to be holding up for now, we'll see how it will do under gigging conditions, that is, if we ever gig again.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:35 PM
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Watch it doesn't slip and damage the top of the bass
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Old 05-02-2020, 06:55 PM
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A little piece of tape (duct tape or painter's tape on the round rod at the spot where the rod goes into the receiver will help to keep it in place.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:11 AM
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I little piece of tape (duct tape or painter's tape on the round rod at the spot where the rod goes into the receiver will help to keep it in place.
Agreed. I've also used a small piece of Rubbermaid Shelf Liner and that really helps it stay more stable.
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