Optimount vs. NEW Optimount

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Shalaq
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Post Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:50 pm

As I want to convert my 18x16, and 16x16 toms into bass drums, I want to get a Jungle Gig Adapter and Optimount (16x16 has a wood hoop, so ISS will not work). I've seen in the price list the normal Optimounts and so called New Optimounts. The old ones are like 20 bucks cheaper. Has someone had to do with them and could tell the difference? I want a solid mount that will last for years.
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Post Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:57 pm

i've beat the crap out of kit i toured with that had the original optimount and the only thing i ever had to do with it is tighen the drum key screws that adjust the depth. it never moved on me, i just noticed they were loose after like 8 months of constant use and i tightened them. other than that they are amazing!
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Post Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:33 pm

OK, thanks, one thing- the pearl catalog says that the 16 inch depth optimount fill fit "vitually any drum of 16 inch depth" will it fit an 18 inch floor tom?
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