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Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System 11in to 12in

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The Optimount attaches to the tom's tension rods and floats on rubber cushions, providing ultimate stability while allowing the drum to resonate full...Click To Read More About This Product

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Give your toms full, resonant projection.

The Optimount attaches to the tom's tension rods and floats on rubber cushions, providing ultimate stability while allowing the drum to resonate fully and freely. With Optimount, the mounting hardware is completely removed from the drum shell providing a drastic improvement
in resonance and sustain. Choose to fit your size tom.


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PearlOptimount Tom Mounting System
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

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WARNING MEASURE YOUR DRUM DEPTH

I received my mounts today and was so very disappointed to learn that the measurement for the mount is for the drum DEPTH... NOTTTTTT the drum diameter. It never would have occurred to...Read complete review

I received my mounts today and was so very disappointed to learn that the measurement for the mount is for the drum DEPTH... NOTTTTTT the drum diameter. It never would have occurred to me that they were talking about the depth.

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Excellent Mounting System

Delivery was quick and easy as always with Musician's Friend. This is the best place to buy any kind of drum equipment, hands down.
I purchased these mounts to upgrade my vintage...Read complete review

Delivery was quick and easy as always with Musician's Friend. This is the best place to buy any kind of drum equipment, hands down.
I purchased these mounts to upgrade my vintage 1980's Pearl MLX kit. The mounts fit and look great. Not much change in the tonal quality of the drums but I didn't expect much since the tom lugs extend the entire length of the drum. The mounts do not touch the shell at all so if you have minimum contact lugs I'm sure the mounts would have quite an impact on the sound of the drum. On my set the hole in the new mount does not match up with the existing hole in the drum from the old mount. You're also left with small bolt holes in the drum shell (from the old mount). The new mount pretty much hides the holes from the outside. If you have clear heads and seeing the holes in the drum from the inside bothers you I'm sure you can find some plastic plugs at a hardware store to put in the large hole and the bolt holes to hide them.
Very sturdy and finish looks high quality. You'll like they way they look.
A bit expensive but worth the one time investment to upgrade a kit that I'll be using for years to come. If you're upgrading to sell your drums don't waste your money. Adding these won't increase the value of your set enough to recoup your investment.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WARNING MEASURE YOUR DRUM DEPTH

By Drumguy19888

from Undisclosed

Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

I received my mounts today and was so very disappointed to learn that the measurement for the mount is for the drum DEPTH... NOTTTTTT the drum diameter. It never would have occurred to me that they were talking about the depth.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WARNING!

By Honored Shinobi

from Columbia, SC

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Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

Please realize that the measurements given are NOT the drums diameter they are for the drums DEPTH!Great product! I recommend pairing with Pearl's gyro-lock tom mounts so you can position the toms anyway you want them.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Depth and Diameter!

By Nicholi

from Tulsa

Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

I order the appropriate size to replace the ISS mount on a 14" tom I have. Depth wise the measurement was perfect. However, the mount did not extend out far enough to reach the tension rods. Given the diameter of the drum, the lugs were too far apart for this mount to reach. Now its back in the box and of no use to me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Excellent Mounting System

By W W Higgins

from Willowbrook, IL

Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

Delivery was quick and easy as always with Musician's Friend. This is the best place to buy any kind of drum equipment, hands down.
I purchased these mounts to upgrade my vintage 1980's Pearl MLX kit. The mounts fit and look great. Not much change in the tonal quality of the drums but I didn't expect much since the tom lugs extend the entire length of the drum. The mounts do not touch the shell at all so if you have minimum contact lugs I'm sure the mounts would have quite an impact on the sound of the drum. On my set the hole in the new mount does not match up with the existing hole in the drum from the old mount. You're also left with small bolt holes in the drum shell (from the old mount). The new mount pretty much hides the holes from the outside. If you have clear heads and seeing the holes in the drum from the inside bothers you I'm sure you can find some plastic plugs at a hardware store to put in the large hole and the bolt holes to hide them.
Very sturdy and finish looks high quality. You'll like they way they look.
A bit expensive but worth the one time investment to upgrade a kit that I'll be using for years to come. If you're upgrading to sell your drums don't waste your money. Adding these won't increase the value of your set enough to recoup your investment.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not Too Impressed

By Scarr

from Idaho

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Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

I bought a set of these for my toms which had the mounts attached directly to the shells. Don't ever buy drums with the mounts on the shells, it kills the resonance. Anyway, these were a big improvement over what I had. I then tried out the RIMS style mounts, and was very impressed! The Optimounts still keeps the shell from resonating to its full extent. I like my toms to sing out. If you prefer a more dead sound, then you'd probably like these, if not look for RIMS.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid and stable as a tank

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

I bought 3 of these for my toms, including the massive 16x16 floor tom, even with that it held strong effortlessly and did not change the sound of the drums, at all, and it is easily removable

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Upgrade!

By BeatKat

from CT.- U.S.A.

Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

These mounts are an excellent way to upgrade your mounted tom sound, but be aware that when removing your old mounts you will be left with a hole in the drum in most cases. I am a drummer and drum restorer/rebuilder, and the perfect time to do this upgrade is when recovering your drums. That enables you to cover and fill the location of the old tom mount. A GREAT way to give new life to an older kit for MUCH less $ than buying a new set. My personal kit is a 30+ year old 6 ply Mahagony (12" and 13")and 6 ply Maple (10", 14", 16") Pearl Export set, and I removed the plastic covering, filled all breaches (holes) in the mounted tom shells, and recovered them in an Ash wood veneer, followed by a hand rubbed gloss urethane finish, topped off with the Optimounts, they sound like a Masters series kit now and look totally custom. For a bit of sweat and much fewer $ than I would have to pay to replace them....SWEEEET! The original hardware on these drums is chromed so well that when cleaned and polished and remounted on the shells it looks new.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value

By Matt

from New Jersey

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  • Good Price
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Solid

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      Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

      Bought these for a 68 Ludwig kit, which had old mounts in the shell that had to be wrench tightened. Improved sustained and positioning. Get them small enough to fit on lug casings, rather than tension rods.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good product, but make sure it fits!

      By DWB1983

      from Orlando, FL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

        This is a good system, I would suggest this or RIMS style mounts, but these are more stable and don't take up as much space. Be forewarned that Pearl DOES NOT make an Optimount that fits a 6 lug 14" tom, only 8 lugs. If you want to try to get it to fit, you need to actually lay the unit on a concrete floor with carpet on it and press it a little until it literally bends far enough apart to make it fit (about a 1/2" extra) and that will work. If you don't want to do this, you can hack off the ends and have new, longer ones wielded on yourself, or just get a different tom mount that actually fits. Also look for the GK-90 masking plates if you're removing the old BT-3 bracket from a tom, this will cover up the holes. And the Optimounts come with BT-3's, so you'll be paying for something you already have but you could try to sell the old ones. Hope this helps!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great mount for right drum

        By pinguin

        from University Place, WA

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        Comments about Pearl Optimount Tom Mounting System:

        I want to start by saying this an awsome mount! Only problem I had was th 15-16" mount didnt fit my 16" floor tom. It did however fit my 18"... a litle odd but the lugs were to far apart for the mount. Wish I could find one to fit my 16!

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