- Gibraltar 9613PM Adjustable 3-Mount Platform Tom Stand - Perfect Solution!
- June 07, 2015
- By: Billy B.
This "Gibraltar 9613PM Adjustable 3-Mount Platform Tom Stand" is the perfect solution when you want to minimize the amount of stands and/or legs that are needed on the floor in order to setup your drum kit, but aren't interested in using a Rack Mount System.
As an example, I have a Mapex Armory 2-Up/2-Down Kit for practice (it has a Virgin Bass Drum) and I'm using Two of these Gibraltar 3-Mount Tom Stands for my entire setup...One on Each Side of my Bass Drum.
EACH Stand holds ONE Rack Tom and TWO Cymbal Boom Arms. So I just have TWO Stands on the floor instead of the SIX I would need if they were individual stands! The only other stand on the floor is for the Hi-Hat.
This cuts down quite a bit of weight & size that needs to be hauled back & forth to gigs, even though these 3-Mount stands are heavier overall than a single Heavy-Duty cymbal boom stand might be, it is still just 2 stands instead of 6! Much less clutter, too!
I haven't had any issues with these stands shifting or tipping with all the offset weight on them...which again, includes a rack tom and two cymbals on each stand. They are solid and sturdy and have Memory Locks on the risers for quick setup.
The mounts are fully-adjustable to hold a wide variety of tube or rod sizes. And Two of the mounting locations pivot or swivel front-to-side for more flexibility with placement of individual items.
I marked the positions of the two side pivot mounts on each stand by hammering a lower-case "L" into the mount's base using a set of metal Letter Punches. You could just as easily use a small strip of neon Gaffer tape though, which would probably be easier to see on a dark stage, and could be re-positioned if you decide to change your setup.
The tubular Rack Tom mounts from the Mapex Armory kit fit perfectly as do the Four Gibraltar #SCLBBT 16" Cymbal Boom Arms that I'm using with them. I can also highly-recommend those #SCLBBT cymbal arms, which are the exact same top section as the also highly-recommended Gibraltar 6700-Series Heavy Double-Braced Boom Cymbal Stand #6709. (Search You Tube for 'Ben Minal Ultimate Cymbal Stand' for and excellent review of these).
In my experience, all of the above-mentioned stands and mounts have been rock-solid and end up greatly simplifying setup & breakdown time in addition to costing a lot less than having to use many more individual H-D stands. Also these are much less expensive than the equivalent H-D stands from the major drum manufacturers, and IMO just as good if not better.
Good job Gibraltar! I'll be buying more of these for my other kit!
- Billy B.
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