Author Topic: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts  (Read 1246 times)

Offline orion32

DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:23:47 AM »
Has anyone seen or heard of anyone coming up with a DIY cymbal mount for a DM8/DM10 cymbal pad?

I have a few in need of replacement and wondering if this is even possible

Offline AlanK

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 01:30:40 PM »
You may have to be more specific.. but for under 10 bucks (Cdn) I've bought many a spare clamp for the DM10 rack that fits either a cymbal arm or a pad bracket
DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline orion32

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal (anti-rotation) mounts
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 09:17:02 AM »
sorry for the confusion.....I don't need the clamp that holds the arm.  I need the anti-rotation piece that sits at the top of the arm.

Its the black plastic piece that has the cymbal sits on.  I have yet to find a place that sells these and a few of mine were tightened too much and the plastic has expanded where the slot for the nut is

Offline AlanK

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 09:20:26 AM »
ahhh my bad, and I know exactly what you mean.. I've got two where that squarish nut has had to be tightened a lot to keep the thing from spinning and it's deformed the housing that holds it in place! I've actually put my ride on a boom stand of its own (I think it looks way cooler too, but also had bought extra crashes so needed the extra stand anyways) and so I've got one sitting in a bin full of gear. I thought I saw them online somewhere before.. what about Alesis' website? Anything?
DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline AlanK

DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline orion32

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 09:04:27 AM »
no worries Alan, and thank you.  Your issue is the same issue I'm having. 

The one's I need look like this the one in the attachment

I was hoping someone came up with a DIY.  I'm not overly impressed with the durability/fuctionality of the OEM mounts.

I read, as you must have, when you over-tighten, you disform the plastic. However I have a few that aren't deformed, and as tight as they should be but spin fairly easily when "bumped" slightly.

This may be because they were not correctly tightened by the previous owner. 

I did find replacement on flea-bay for just under $14 which isn't too bad

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alesis-Anti-Spin-Rotation-Stopper-for-DMPad-Cymbal/201389180674

I just wanted to see if there was a DIY option someone had come up with. 


Offline orion32

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 09:08:01 AM »
Oh, I meant to also ask you how are you mounting your cymbal pads on a boom stand?  Is it without and anti rotation mount?  If yes could you please provide details?

I have thought about getting booms for extra cymbals instead of something that mounts to the rack just for a little more flexibility for placement of the cymbals.

Offline AlanK

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 01:11:49 PM »
Good question. So I just slid the anti-spin mount onto the boom tip and tightened it up
DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline orion32

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 02:46:46 PM »
Gotcha........I have an idea on making an anti-spin mount......not quite fully baked yet.

I'll update the thread when I have something.....I was hoping someone else pioneered the way.

Guess I'll have to start.

Offline AlanK

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2018, 10:20:35 AM »
Cool, but don't get too baked or you may not be able to finish the project (yuk yuk)
Keep us posted and send pics when you've finished, may inspire the rest of us!
DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline orion32

Re: DIY DM8/DM10 cymbal mounts
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 04:05:33 PM »
I will.......kind of hard for ME to get baked.......not a stoner......maybe I should start since its legal....LOL