Which rack should I go for? Gib vs ICON

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Post Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:45 pm

Should I choose Pearl Icon or the Gibraltar rack? What's your opinion?
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Post Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:41 pm

I'd probably go for Icon because of its square tubing.
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Post Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:50 pm

Icon and Gibraltar racks is very good and profesional stuf. Take the cheaper rack ;)
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Post Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:20 am

I'd go with Gibraltar :)
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:00 am

i've had 2 Gib's...and i endend up taking the measures i wanted and building a bigger rack using the regular racks as bases...and i have a fellow drummer who owns an ICON, because of the square features, he says it holds better, but im uber happy with my Gibraltar...
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Post Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:00 pm

I have an ICON curved rack and I am happy with it. I like the square tubing...It wont slip.
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:49 pm

Well if you want more customization - Gibraltar
If you want stuff to be rigid - icon
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Post Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:59 am

I use just the front section of my Gibraltar rack.
I love it. People talk about the clamps and what not slipping... Haven't had a problem with it once.

Not too heavy, easily moved by two people.

Like I said I only use the front section and have 2 rack toms and have 6 cymbals mounted off of it.

The ICONS are nice as well, but realy heavy and I hear they are a big pain to move.

The Pearl DR-80 is nice as well, realy light, just not hight adjustable :(
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Post Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:42 am

I went for the ICON because i knew what setup i wanted and as its pretty damned big that was the best way for me to go really, the square tubing, clamps etc are really easy to use and wont move a muscle so its all good really.
I prefer stands for a smaller setup but i've got like 20+ cymbals round my rig so i needed a rack that i knew would hold.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:51 am

Gibraltar all the way - more options and what is this about slipping? Well, yeah if you tighten like a wuss! :lol:
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:33 pm

i have both the gibraltar and a straight icon rack..... i have to say that i like the icon a little better....i'ts lighter and to tear down all i have to do is fold it and throw it in the truck.
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:00 am

Man, I just switched to the ICON and love it !!! Pearls hardware kicks ass! It's great for road use, it won't slip or twist during sets and I think it's cheaper man, I can't say enough about the ICON.

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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:51 pm

the icon rules!
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:39 pm

I gotta add something to my statement,

Pearl has designed their boom arms to have a ball swivel at the tip of the boom! Someone was thinking when they made this thing.

You get unparalleled positioning with these booms, and, might I add these booms come equiped with Pearls quick release cymbal holders that pop off so quickly it's sick!! It's great for getting on and off stage quickly.

Thank God for great the great design that Pearl hardware is.
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Post Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:38 am

I own both and perfure the icon rack over the gibralter. It just feels more solid.