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Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« on: August 20, 2023, 03:14:34 PM »
I lost the bolts to my Strike Multipad. Now I want to mount it to a rack.

Will this mounting platework on the Strike Multipad?

What are the correct bolts for a Strike Multipad?

Offline Chaser

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2023, 03:58:10 PM »
I lost the bolts to my Strike Multipad. Now I want to mount it to a rack.

Will this mounting platework on the Strike Multipad?

What are the correct bolts for a Strike Multipad?

The Mount plate hole pattern is the same for drum modules..you can also use a Roland aluminum..or Gibraltar aluminum ones.
You'll have to measure depth as bolt length depends on module mount and screws are never included unless a mount is part of it.
Example:You can't use the factory screws that came with the STRIKE module as it comes with a very thin plate so the screws will be too short for the Thicker mount Plates...and vice versa..Don't use the long screws if mounting the thin plate
I don't believe the SMP came with them..none of mine did ..a number of modules , samplepad etc don't.. mainly because the mounting plate to be used is unknown..if the wrong length.. too long..you may hit some electronics and everything has a different depth before you hit something.You definitely don't want too use anything too long.
I have seen many over the years that are lazy and just grab a bolt with the same thread pitch screw it in and tag the electronics and ruin the device....there is no warranty that covers that.

Stick a tooth pick or break off a head on a Q-tip (nothing metal that can cause damage to a board etc and stick the shaft in and take note/measure how far before you hit something or if you can see the depth of the threads take that measurement with the Toothpick/Q-Tip and add the thickness of whatever mount you are using.
Or contact Alesis support and ask them..since you are using the Alesis Mount they should know...you would think it would be mentioned in the User Guide along with the Alesis mount Plate as a recommendation..but that may suggest liability so they avoided it
I use a custom mounting system I fabricated so the length I am using won't apply.

This Video the Gibraltar Plate is being mounted and use M5-.8 x 16mm.

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2023, 04:03:46 PM »
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« Last Edit: August 20, 2023, 04:29:20 PM by Dr_H_Vanderbear »

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2023, 04:29:40 PM »
I lost the bolts to my Strike Multipad. Now I want to mount it to a rack.

Will this mounting platework on the Strike Multipad?

What are the correct bolts for a Strike Multipad?
Thank you so much!

I will take your advice and get the Gibraltar plate.

I'm putting together a little rack setup next to my desk. My multipad has just been sitting dormant for 2 years.

The Mount plate hole pattern is the same for drum modules..you can also use a Roland aluminum..or Gibraltar aluminum ones.
You'll have to measure depth as bolt length depends on module mount and screws are never included unless a mount is part of it.
Example:You can't use the factory screws that came with the STRIKE module as it comes with a very thin plate so the screws will be too short for the Thicker mount Plates...and vice versa..Don't use the long screws if mounting the thin plate
I don't believe the SMP came with them..none of mine did ..a number of modules , samplepad etc don't.. mainly because the mounting plate to be used is unknown..if the wrong length.. too long..you may hit some electronics and everything has a different depth before you hit something.You definitely don't want too use anything too long.
I have seen many over the years that are lazy and just grab a bolt with the same thread pitch screw it in and tag the electronics and ruin the device....there is no warranty that covers that.

Stick a tooth pick or break off a head on a Q-tip (nothing metal that can cause damage to a board etc and stick the shaft in and take note/measure how far before you hit something or if you can see the depth of the threads take that measurement with the Toothpick/Q-Tip and add the thickness of whatever mount you are using.
Or contact Alesis support and ask them..since you are using the Alesis Mount they should know...you would think it would be mentioned in the User Guide along with the Alesis mount Plate as a recommendation..but that may suggest liability so they avoided it
I use a custom mounting system I fabricated so the length I am using won't apply.

This Video the Gibraltar Plate is being mounted and use M5-.8 x 16mm.

Offline Chaser

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2023, 04:56:13 PM »
The M5 x .8 x 16mm should be good..
I just tried the Alesis mount (I have a case of them I purchased Dirt Cheap years ago) with 15mm length and because the threads start pretty deep in the SMP I only got 2 Full turns before it was snug..If I start going any tighter I might start pulling/stripping threads.
The Alesis mount appears to be thick than the Gibraltar....2 Turns isn't many threads for something that is going to banged on and vibrating

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Added Link
I see some sellers out there have the price jacked up for the Gibraltar Plate..
You can also buy direct from Gibraltar..Gibraltar SC-EMMP Electronic Drum Module Mounting Plate
« Last Edit: August 20, 2023, 05:00:14 PM by Chaser »

Offline AlanK

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2023, 05:20:40 PM »
Can also use washers or spacers if you only have long screws on hand, just make sure as Chaser said to no overtighten with long screws and snap the circuit board or whatever is above the screw holes.
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Offline Chaser

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2023, 06:11:05 PM »
In case others land on this Topic looking for mounting screw sizes
The Thicker Alesis mount (left) uses 5mm x .8 x 20mm..
The Factory screws with the STRIKE Module Mount..also Original DM10 (Right) are 5mm x .8 x 16mm.
The Hole pattern is the same and even tho the Alesis Mount looks quite bigger , it fits perfectly onto the SMP or STRIKE Module..much better than the "Spindly" factory one..

NOTE:
The STRIKE Mount does have a Higher Rise but it was designed to fit into and use an Alesis 3/4" rack clamp.(L-Rods-Cymbals)
The Alesis Module mount has a much larger diameter and cannot use the Alesis rack clamp.It will require a different clamp like the earlier Alesis 3 pc or a Gibraltar...

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« Last Edit: August 20, 2023, 06:51:20 PM by Chaser »

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2023, 07:12:02 PM »
Thanks for all the replies

So if I did the Gibraltar mount for a Gibraltar rack system, which rack clamp would you recommend and which length of bolt?

I got a bit lost on what is a safe length for the Gibraltar mount into Alesis SMP. I want it to grab enough but not damage the module. I?m inclined to use washers as well.

Thanks for all this info

Offline Chaser

Re: Will the Alesis Module Mount work on the Strike Multipad?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2023, 08:28:57 PM »
Thanks for all the replies

So if I did the Gibraltar mount for a Gibraltar rack system, which rack clamp would you recommend and which length of bolt?

I got a bit lost on what is a safe length for the Gibraltar mount into Alesis SMP. I want it to grab enough but not damage the module. I?m inclined to use washers as well.

Thanks for all this info

Same bolt as in the Video ..M5 x .8 x 16mm
If you want to add washers etc..take whatever their thickness is..then add it to the length.

The old Alesis 3pc is plastic and hard to find..not to mention the module mount fits really tight as it will be at maximum adjustment.
They were plentiful years ago..as they were used on the earlier kits before Hatched clamps were produced.

Gibraltar Multi-Clamps,Rack Clamps are for Industry Standard  1-1/2" Tubing..the clamping section is adjustable.. for L-rods or whatever you are clamping.There are different styles and finishes..Road Series..Standard rack..Black..Chrome etc.That choice is up to you..

Gibraltar Multiclamps

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« Last Edit: August 20, 2023, 08:32:35 PM by Chaser »