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Drum rack or single stand?

Drum racks offer a number of advantages compared to classic drum sets with lots of tom and cymbal stands

In advance, we too think that a smart classic cocktail set consisting of bass drum, snare drum, hi-tom and floor tom doesn't need a drum rack and just looks good with regular stands. But in many other cases, a drum rack really makes sense.

What advantages does a drum rack offer you?

Simply more "stuff" to have around!

In a racked set your cymbals, drums, pads, and whatever else you want to bang on, is placed on holders. The holders, in turn, are mounted on the transverse bars which themselves are mounted on the stable stands of the drum rack. You can mount far more holders on the traverse sections than you can place single stands on the same floor space. That means that you can simply place more Instruments around you in the exact way you need them.

Permanently perfect alignment

A drum rack setup that is once optimally assembled for your playing style can be set up exactly the same way over and over again. Fixed with memory clamps and labeled, there is only this one way for even the singer in your band to reassemble the individual parts correctly.

Total flexibility

Of course, you can always opt for a different setup. And if you want to choose just a small set to take to the next jam session, surely a part of the rack is enough.

Universal use

If you want to replace your E-drums, you may need new holders if the toms have different mounts, but the drum rack can stay. On most drum racks, the cross sections are adjustable in height. This means: even if the bass drum is a different size, your old rack will fit the new kit. And if you only want to integrate a new instrument into your kit, you need a matching holder, but not a whole stand.

Infinitely expandable

Your drum rack can grow with your needs. Many types consist of front and side sections. These parts you can modul expand almost infinitely. For example, you can start with a front section like the drum-tec System Basic Plus and add one or more side parts when necessary. You can also use a rack extension for your drum module and a few more pads. No matter how you want to expand your set - your drum rack will grow with you.

Safe stand

Even with many components mounted, a drum rack has more stability than single stands on which your extenders, holders and additional parts are mounted. A drum rack doesn't mind weight differences within the stands. Next to a lightweight pad you can have a heavy ride cymbal. A single stand with a heavy cymbal on one side and a small pad on the other side will simply tip over if it is not aligned properly. And of course this will happen at the most inconvenient moment, namely when you hit it at the gig.

Easy transportation

Drum racks can be disassembled into easy-to-transport pieces. They are easy to disassemble and just as easy to reassemble. Their kits components can be separated to fit your vehicle size in most cases

Drumracks keep things organized

Not only the forest of single stands is cleared with a drum rack, but also the cable chaos. Because with drum racks, the cables from pads and microphones can be very easily routed to the rack with a few Velcro fasteners.Cable rings and tripping hazards on the floor are eliminated. Racks like the drum-tec diabolo cable tube even offer the possibility to pull the cables through the tubes. This makes transport, Setup and conecting easier.

Drum racks just look good.


What is a drum rack?

A drum rack is a specialized mounting system designed to hold various drum components such as drums, cymbals, and percussion instruments in a compact and organized manner.

Why do I need a drum rack?

A drum rack helps to optimize space, improve stability, and streamline the setup and teardown process of your drum kit, especially for players with multiple drums and cymbals.

What types of drum racks are available?

There are curved racks, straight racks, hybrid racks, and electronic drum racks, each catering to different preferences and setups.

How do I choose the right drum rack?

Consider factors like the size of your drum kit, the number of components you have, and whether you prefer a modular or fixed configuration.

Can I customize my drum rack?

Yes, many drum racks offer customization options such as adjustable heights, expandable sections, and additional mounting options to suit your specific needs.

How do I mount my drums and cymbals on the rack?

Drum and cymbal mounts, clamps, and holders are typically used to secure them onto the rack's crossbars or vertical posts.

What materials are drum racks made of?

Drum racks are commonly made of sturdy metals like steel or aluminum to ensure durability and stability under the weight of the drum components.

Are drum racks portable?

Some drum racks are designed to be portable with collapsible or foldable features, making them easier to transport to gigs or rehearsals.

Are drum racks adjustable in height?

Many drum racks offer height-adjustable options, allowing you to customize the setup to your preferred playing height.

Can I combine my drum rack with other drum hardware?

Yes, drum racks are compatible with various drum hardware components such as pedals, stands, and accessories, offering versatility in setup configurations.

Do I need a drum rack if I already have individual stands for my drums and cymbals?

While not essential, a drum rack can provide a more streamlined and compact setup, especially for drummers with a large number of components.

Can I use my drum rack for live performances?

Yes, drum racks are often used in live settings for their stability, organization, and ease of setup and teardown.

How much weight can a drum rack hold?

The weight capacity varies depending on the rack's design and construction, but most racks can safely support the weight of standard drum components.

Can I use my drum rack for recording purposes?

Yes, drum racks can help minimize unwanted vibrations and provide a stable platform for recording sessions, ensuring consistent sound quality.

How stable are drum racks?

Well-built drum racks offer excellent stability, even during vigorous playing, thanks to their robust construction and secure mounting systems.

Can I use my drum rack with drums and cymbals from different brands?

Yes, drum racks are generally compatible with drums and cymbals from various manufacturers, allowing for a mix-and-match setup.

Can I mount my drum rack onto a drum hardware stand?

Some drum racks feature adapters or clamps that allow them to be mounted onto existing drum hardware stands for added flexibility in setup.

Do drum racks come with additional features like cable management?

Yes, some drum racks include built-in cable management systems to keep cables organized and prevent clutter.

Can I use my drum rack on a tabletop?

There are specialized tabletop drum racks available for smaller setups, providing a stable mounting solution for drums and cymbals.

How do I maintain my drum rack?

Regularly check for loose fasteners, clean the rack and components as needed, and lubricate moving parts to ensure smooth operation.

Are drum racks expensive?

The cost of drum racks varies depending on factors like size, brand, and features, but there are options available for different budgets.

Can I customize the size of my drum rack?

Some drum racks offer modular designs that allow you to customize the size and configuration according to your specific needs.

Can I use my drum rack for electronic drum sets?

Yes, there are specialized drum racks designed to accommodate electronic drum components, providing a stable platform for pads and modules.

Can I assemble my drum rack myself?

Yes, most drum racks come with assembly instructions and can be easily assembled with basic tools.

Do I need special tools to assemble my drum rack?

Most drum racks come with all the necessary tools and hardware for assembly included in the package.

Can I adjust the angle of my drum rack?

Many drum racks feature adjustable angle options for mounting drums and cymbals at different angles to suit your playing style.

Can I use my drum rack for MIDI controllers or other devices?

Yes, some drum racks include additional mounting options for MIDI controllers, laptops, or other electronic devices.

Can I paint or customize my drum rack?

Yes, you can paint or customize your drum rack to match your personal style or drum kit aesthetic.

Can I use my drum rack on uneven surfaces?

Some drum racks feature adjustable feet or leveling mechanisms to ensure stability on uneven floors or stages.

Are drum racks suitable for beginners?

Yes, drum racks can be beneficial for beginners as they provide a structured and organized setup, making it easier to navigate and play the drums.