I was thinking of mounting my floor tom.

DRUMSMYWIFE

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Getting a Pearl ISS mount, a Pearl THS-88 tom mount and a Pearl clamp to mount my 16 floor tom. What is the difference in sound between legs and tom mounts?
 

Airborne Ranger

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The difference will be minimal on big toms like that, however..a big drum like that will bounce when you hit it. Legs keep it much more solid. You can also look into suspension feet for your floor tom legs. Pearl makes them as a retrofit item (here's a link:)

www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pearl-R ... c=3SOSWXXB

XL Specialty Percussion (makers of Protechtor cases) also makes BigFoot floor tom feet which work well and a lot of drummers swear by.

You have to decide whether the small gain in resonance will offset the loss of stability. A suspension mount WILL gain the drum some resonance but I didn't like the bouncing so a 14" is the largest drum drum I use a suspention mount for.
 

Johnny Cat

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Airborne Ranger":39id3mz5 said:
The difference will be minimal on big toms like that, however..a big drum like that will bounce when you hit it. Legs keep it much more solid. You can also look into suspension feet for your floor tom legs. Pearl makes them as a retrofit item (here's a link:)

www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pearl-R ... c=3SOSWXXB

XL Specialty Percussion (makers of Protechtor cases) also makes BigFoot floor tom feet which work well and a lot of drummers swear by.

You have to decide whether the small gain in resonance will offset the loss of stability. A suspension mount WILL gain the drum some resonance but I didn't like the bouncing so a 14" is the largest drum drum I use a suspention mount for.
I disagree. This is not necessarily true. I have a 20" by 18" kick drum mounted on two stands for use as a gong bass drum or really big floor tom (whatever anyone would want to call it), and having it suspended makes a huge difference compared to the other way I tried, which was pretty much the equivalent of floor tom legs. So it can make a bigger difference than you would think, even with larger drums. Proper heads and tuning help of course.

All I can say is try it out and see what happens.
 

racefan33

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I would suggest first a nice dinner, than invite the drum you your place for drinks. If the drum doesn't give it up within an hour drop a rufee in it's drink than it should be able to mount it no problem.
 

christopherabruce

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If you get those Pearl leg tips, the drum's resonance would be just about the same as mounting it to a stand.

In my experience, mounting a tom to a stand takes more time and effort than using legs.
 

drumur

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he difference will be minimal on big toms like that, however..a big drum like that will bounce when you hit it. Legs keep it much more solid. You can also look into suspension feet for your floor tom legs. Pearl makes them as a retrofit item (here's a link:)

www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pearl-R ... c=3SOSWXXB
My Pear Masters have a mounted 14 and 16...I'll have to agree on the Pearl-R403-Floor-Tom-Rubber-Tip

I have a Gretsch Catalina Maple Kit that has two floor toms. The 16 was choking so I bought these for both floor toms and...voila! they sing. I knew it would help.

By the way, the Pearl mounts don't bounce. They're pretty stable.
Rims mounts do though.
 
well if you drums are on carpet you wont notice much of a difference because the carpet makes a cushion that lets i vibrate but if its on hard floor you'll definately notice a difference
 

Atmerrill

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Stop drumming brother,

It's okay to love your drums, but you shouldn't love your drums.

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Brother_Bong

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Atmerrill":3l7hxaz0 said:
Stop drumming brother,

It's okay to love your drums, but you shouldn't love your drums.

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Touche with the wit Mr.Merrill :D
 
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