Author Topic: DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement  (Read 3425 times)

Offline BleedingPurist

DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement
« on: May 06, 2012, 02:00:11 AM »
I know I'm not the only one who found the assembly directions for the DM10 X rack to be ridiculously vague/unreadable.  I managed to assemble the rack just fine.  The main thing I am not sure about is the clamp mounting.  Up until tonight the clamps have all been arranged in C formation over the rack with the pad parallel to the clamp and rack bar with the exception of the Hi Hat for obvious reasons.  What I'm wondering is if there is any advisement against using the racks in a reverse manner where it's more of an S shape in order to get the floot toms in closer proximity.  The Crash cymbal is dictating the distance of that bar on the rack..which means reaching for the Toms too much.  I don't want to damage any parts by positioning them in a way that stresses the parts. 

I'm interested in how others have done theirs and any recommendations they may have.  I've always struggled with getting the right placement for my pads and now I'm dealing with different sizes of drum heads and more pieces on a larger rack. 

Offline BleedingPurist

Re: DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 03:34:35 PM »
I've gone ahead and arranged the L rods in any manner necessary to get the right placement other than having them upside down where the pad could conceivably slide off.  That helped me get both floor toms placed ergonomically by opening up space on the floor tom rack bar to allow placement in front of the Crash cymbal bar instead of forcing both toms between the crash bar/support beam and the right support beam. 

Offline Trondster

Re: DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 04:26:24 PM »
Don't be afraid of arranging the pads in creative ways - I have one 10" hanging down from an L-rod, and I'm not worried in slightest. :)
And -if you're actively using the rim triggers - try to angle the toms so that you're not hitting the rims right above the bracket - if so, you're inviting all sorts of crosstalk..
DM10 Pro kit with dampened rack, extra crashes, mesh heads, Gibraltar stands, P2002C and a dream cherry snare by Diamond Drums.

Offline BleedingPurist

Re: DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 11:45:35 PM »
Thanks for the reply!  I would want to just sit closer to the rack, but that Crash cymbal placement needed to be aligned better.  The further they stand from the rack, the more extension and ergonomic control you have. 

I think I got the cross-talk ironed out with the last bit of zone talk eradicated today.   

Offline Rocket2112

Re: DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 12:41:21 PM »
Yes, the set-up for me was a test in patience, but I have a slightly modified one going with three toms across the front, and the fourth more as a floor tom. It would be nice to move the cymbals to better locations, but I have gotten used to it.
I did the 682Drums no soldering upgrade. See my photos here: http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=3683.msg31354#msg31354

Offline jayc

Re: DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 07:40:07 PM »
Yes, the set-up for me was a test in patience, but I have a slightly modified one going with three toms across the front, and the fourth more as a floor tom. It would be nice to move the cymbals to better locations, but I have gotten used to it.

You have to have your rack put together wrong.  The long bars are supposed to be on the sides with the short ones in the middle.  I don't think 3 toms would fit across the back with the shorter bars there.

JayC

Offline sarangkaith

Re: DM10 X Rack Assembly/Arrangement
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 07:22:00 AM »
Hi,

Even I could not figure out the DM10 X rack and I spent a considerable amount of time on it. Left with no option and the deadline coming close, I took help from a friend of mine and that came as a big relief. In the end what worked for me was a systematic approach towards the objective.