Starting last summer I started building a do all rack. LOL!! Using some of the original Stealth parts and a new Rack with all curved tubs; the cross tube is like 43 or 46” long.
I was thinking if leaving all the brackets on the cross tube and having the hide-a-way cymbal arms in the vertical tubes that setup would be a lot faster. It would be faster if I asked one of the guys to help but that’s not the point. I should be able to do everything myself so I didn’t ask. The weight of the system was prohibitive and lining up the cross bar with the brackets was a chore. Plus I found out those vertical curved tubes were not the best system in the world. They look nice but alignment during setup was a problem, they were changed to straight. Once setup it was a nice strong rack and a pleasure to play with everything in its proper place. I planned to add wheels but never did.
After converting my 16 x 18 floor tom to a bass I created a cute little rack for small area gigs. I used two of the 36” vertical curved tubes turned sideways, one on each side of the bass, using the curve to encircles the little bass with a 8” cross bar at the top. It holds two hide-a-way cymbal arms and two toms; 10” and 12” with a stealth system for snare drum. I haven’t tried it yet but I plan to add a curve wing on the right side for the 14” tom and another arm on the left for my small powered monitor and possibly mounting an 8” tom on the same arm for larger gigs.
I don’t have a decent hardware case at this time, so transport is a problem. I do most of the rack setup on the tail gate of my truck to minimize trips back and forth to the stage; this makes it heavy and clumsy to carry. I plan to fix that problem in the near future with this: