Author Topic: Replacement boom stand for DM10x  (Read 166 times)

Offline groovezilla79

Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« on: December 19, 2018, 11:15:45 AM »
Have the original DM10x kit and one of the boom stands had an accident.  Anyone know which Gibralter or other brand boom arm can fit into the posts on a DM10x? 

Offline Chaser

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 12:42:00 PM »
Have the original DM10x kit and one of the boom stands had an accident.  Anyone know which Gibralter or other brand boom arm can fit into the posts on a DM10x?

If you are using the factory rack with the plastic tops , they are 7/8"..

Offline groovezilla79

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 04:44:46 PM »
Awesome. Thanks for the info.  Don't know why it was so hard for Alesis to tell me this.... or why the folks at the church couldn't measure it.  ::)

Offline AlanK

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 02:30:06 PM »
worst case scenario, buy a standalone boom stand and mount your cymbal off the rack.. I do this with my ride.. it cuts on rack shaking as well as looks a lot more like a drumset :)
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 groovezilla79

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 09:51:30 AM »
So I ordered the Gibralter 4425MB and it is too small!  Luckily I was able to be at the location of the kit when they arrived and had a tape measure in the truck.  Looks like the factory cymbal spots on my rack are 1"  Hopefully there are some out there. The search continues.....

Offline Chaser

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 10:39:10 AM »
So I ordered the Gibralter 4425MB and it is too small!  Luckily I was able to be at the location of the kit when they arrived and had a tape measure in the truck.  Looks like the factory cymbal spots on my rack are 1"  Hopefully there are some out there. The search continues.....

I went and remeasured and the extra rack posts I have with the plastic mount pinned in..they are 7/8" , but I think they may be newer rack posts as I found an old thread with the same problem your having.
https://www.alesisdrummer.com/index.php?topic=4050.0

Offline groovezilla79

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 12:14:48 PM »
Yup, exactly the issue I'm having. I guess since our rack is an older one it has 1" downtube holes instead of 7/8"   

Offline groovezilla79

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 12:17:32 PM »
Did some digging.... looks like there are shims out there made for motorcycle handlebars. Wonder if they will work?

http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/7-8-to-1-inch-handlebar-shims-use-1-inch-risers-with-7-8-bars.html

Offline Chaser

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 12:46:41 PM »
Did some digging.... looks like there are shims out there made for motorcycle handlebars. Wonder if they will work?

http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/7-8-to-1-inch-handlebar-shims-use-1-inch-risers-with-7-8-bars.html

I don't see how you could hold the shims in place very well especially during adjustment and if one drops down the post it will be a nightmare,and if the other boom breaks...
I would just remove/replace the tops with the GIBRALTAR SC-RMAA

I use these and three interchangeable nylon bushings to accommodate a 3/4", 7/8", or 1" are included so you could use whatever size you needed.

Offline groovezilla79

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 01:38:25 PM »
So because I am stubborn, cheap and generally curious about simple ways to fix things.... here is what I ended up doing.

Went to Lowes and bought a heat shrink tube for $4. (the walls are 1/16" thick, theoretically making a 7/8 downtube 1")

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc206/groovezilla79/package_zpsxpqgkzca.jpg

Cut it in half and used a heat gun to shrink it down tight to the downtube.

http://s218.photobucket.com/user/groovezilla79/media/stand_zpsxsamt0je.jpg.html

Mount and rock! 

http://s218.photobucket.com/user/groovezilla79/media/complete_zpsv5uny4mf.jpg.html

« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 02:04:05 PM by groovezilla79 »

Offline AlanK

Re: Replacement boom stand for DM10x
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 02:15:32 PM »
Hey that looks incredible and what a terrific hack to make it work!

Let me just say that I'm glad you cut the heat shrink tube in half horizontally and NOT vertically    ;D
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