Gibraltar makes everything in drum hardware, and
it can be a bit overwhelming to see it all in
one place! There are links here for stands, racks,
parts, maintenance and repair, and wearables.
We suggest you browse your favorite artist's set
up in the artist
for ideas and inspiration on how your
rack could look and function. Then follow the
main menu to hardware and from there go to racks
and clamps. Click on starter
A starter kit is the best foundation for most
racks, this kit includes everything you need to
build a rack right out of the box. Styles include
a basic V-pipe rack that outfits a standard five-piece
drum kit or electronic drum kit (model GRSP-V
a curved rack version with two side wings for
extra mounting (model GRSP-CW
and the V-style rack (model GRSP-VW
with two side wing extensions right from the box
that can handle your core rig. But naturally you
will want to make your own statement. Gibraltar
has assembled examples of customization for you
to see and draw ideas from. First, check out and
familiarize yourself with the Rack
offering. The obvious move is to add
a wing or the larger side extension, and some
starter kits already come with these. They increase
your mounting space to the sides. But there's
more than one way to do it, so Gibraltar has assembled
examples of various combinations. See them by
using the main menu to return to the Rack Factory
page and clicking on sample
. Scroll through options. Here you'll
see many different permutations of Gibraltar Racks
as well as detailed listings of the clamps, arms,
and accessories used.
||Now make a mental picture
of your dream rack. What does it need to
do for you? For example, some drummers want
to have a rack that's beautiful, cool, sexy
or industrial looking. Some drummers need
their drumset to have a small footprint.
Some need a large footprint. Some simply
need to have consistent placement of their
instruments, day after day. The Gibraltar
Rack Factory can do any and all of that
|| Feel like a kid in a candy
store? Good! This is a good time gather
up pencil and paper. Lots of paper. Now,
make a list of the drums and cymbals and
other instruments that you currently have.
To that, add a list of instruments you plan
to acquire soon. These will determine the
basic foundation you need, and also the
number of clamps and cymbal
arms you will require.
Make some doodles on your pages, placing your
instruments where you like. Remember, you are
no longer limited by conventional mounting and
placement! With Gibraltar Rack Factory, you can
place more instruments more exactly where you
want them. You can build your rack up, out, forward,
back- anything you want.
Jot down your ideas about how want things to be
arranged. Next, go through your doodles and count
up the number of clamps and arms you want, remembering
that starter kits come complete with some clamps,
arms and memory locks. List at the ready, select custom
parts and accessories
from the main menu.
Here you can browse all the rack clamps, cymbal
arms, percussion arms, hi hats, stands, everything.
In fact, if your heart is set on having a very
wild, swooping, chromed bar crazy rack, you can
peruse extra rack bars here, too.
||Now is the time
to use up some paper! Many drummers design
and then re-design their dream rack many
times over as they discover more and different
kinds of clamps and mounts from Gibraltar.
Just a few examples to jar your creative
juices are the SC-RC casters for racks (anybody need to move
their drums around a crowded room?) and
also the SC-GRSAAC Road Series adjustable clamp (which allows
for crazy angles of tubing!), and the 9607NL no leg Liquid Drive Hi Hat Stand
(no legs to clutter the floor)!
When you've got it penciled in to your satisfaction,
take your dream list and your doodles to your
Gibraltar Representative at your favorite music store
. Thanks to Gibraltar's
Rack Factory Tour, there are qualified Rack Factory
reps available nation wide. They can help with
any remaining questions, offer good ideas, and
refine your order to perfect specifications. Soon
you'll be drumming on your very own, one-of-a-kind,
Gibraltar Custom Rack!