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    I see a lot of guys using a stand for their rack tom. Why not just mount the tom to the bass drum? Just curious guys. Been out of the game for 30 years.

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    For me, it doesn't get my tom where I want it. I want my high tom close and in front of me:

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    The "virgin" bass drum setup has become popular lately. Theory is that it allows the bass shell to be free and resonate more. Options on the subject vary, but that's the bottom line. It's really more of a personal preference.
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    I too like the ability to have the rack tom(s) closer and in front of the snare than having them mounted to the kick:




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    As N2Bluz stated, because it's all about the virgin bass drum, no treble.
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    I like the ability to place my toms in places where when on the bass drum I couldn't.

    This is so for 1 up 2 up or 3 up.

    Also I really like the clean look of the virgin bass drum setups.

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    Another vote here for positional. I play 1 up, 1 down, and mounting it on a stand gives me more options for positioning my rack tom where I want it. I use a Yamaha WS860A tom stand and can mount my rack tom and up to two cymbals on it.

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    My kit came with tom mounted on the BD. Takes less room than all those extra stands that would be needed to mount the toms on. My toms are 12 x9 and 13 x 10 and have no problems whatsoever with positioning. So it mostly preference I guess but I am use to the top mount BD so why change unless I decide to get a new kit but that will never happen. I love my Pearl MCX too much to even think about buying another kit.
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    Ergonomically, toms on the bass are far more superior.

    all the best...

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