FlexMount Hardware: more stainless steel Pieces & Parts for Building Your Percussion Setups
Important to know: Ron’s FlexMount hardware can allow you to build many different, creative setups as you learn to use the various FlexMount components. Being fundamentally built from stainless steel, FlexMount Hardware has exceptional and unusual strength, and it will hold it’s beautiful finish/patina throughout your career with normal use and basic common-sense care. There is no ‘plating’ to wear and chip after years of use. The highly polished natural patina of Stainless Steel will travel your career with you very well.
FlexMount Stainless Steel Bars, or the ‘FM-Bars’
FlexMount Socket Head Cap Screws for tremendous strength and holding torque
With a FlexMount FM-XB2 Knuckle, (pictured above), you can expand your percussion setup up and up, or when combined with a FlexMount VH2 Knuckle, you can build across and across. These knuckles will accept any and all of the FlexMount 3/8″ diameter stainless steel XR stainless steel joining pins and extension rods.
Here’s an image of the FM-XB2 with a couple of stainless steel FlexMount extension rods installed:
FlexMount FM-VH2 Knuckles
With a FlexMount FM-VH2 Knuckle, (pictured above), you can expand your percussion setup up and over, or when combined with a FlexMount VH2 Knuckle, you can build up and up and over/across. These knuckles will accept any and all of the FlexMount 3/8″ diameter stainless steel XR stainless steel joining pins and extension rods.
Here’s an image of the FM-VH2 with a couple of stainless steel FlexMount extension rods installed:
Combining FlexMount Pieces & Parts
Pictured above are combined FlexMount components allowing for performance setups to be created to assist with the performers needs. Combining the strength of the stainless steel bars and knuckles with extension rods & pins, and the formidable holding torque of the hex-head steel cap screws, these combinations can provide new freedoms in percussion performance setups.
Unlike more conventional hardware, the setup performer/designer needs to always be aware of the need for balanced setups with FlexMount hardware. FlexMount hardware components allows performers to create potentially far-reaching and sometimes cantilevered arrangements where awareness and well thought-through balanced setups becomes far more important.
Always build your FlexMount setups one-addition-at-a-time, checking each addition for purpose and stability before continuing to add more components. Balance, balance, balance.
If your FlexMount setups do become larger and more far reaching, please keep reading here:
For larger, Balanced FlexMount Setups, remember FlexMount FM-LegSet hardware for stabilizing, sturdy frame-to-floor support.
Pictured above, a FlexMount FM-LegSet hardware assembly. This leg set provides floor-to-frame support with two FM-XB2 Knuckles, two stainless steel XR-16 3/8″ extension rods, (16″ in length each), and a robust, heavy neoprene rubber foot to further insulate against unwanted instrument-to-floor vibrations, unwanted movement, and to protect hardwood stage dance surfaces.
FlexMount ‘XR’ pins & rods: extension rods are all stainless steel and range from 3″ joining pins, to 6″, 10″, and 16″ extension rods.