Megadeth Drum Riser

We created a 40% reduction in weight for reduced freight cost on world tours. Additionally we reduced setup time from 5-6 hours with 7-8 laborers, down to 20-30 minutes with 3 hands. Build completed in just over 2 weeks’ time working around the clock.

Andy Decker checking base support pins

Andy Decker checking base support pins

Aluminum drum riser hoops

Aluminum drum riser hoops

Base assembly with Jacks and quick stops

Base assembly with Jacks and quick stops

Base clevis mount details

Base clevis mount details

Checking Megadeth tour shipping cages

Checking Megadeth tour shipping cages

Clevis mounts and assembly ideas

Clevis mounts and assembly ideas

Custom scissor jacks ease stage set up[

Custom scissor jacks ease stage set up[

Custom scissor jack

Custom scissor jack

Drum kit in shipping cage ready for mounting details

Drum kit in shipping cage ready for mounting details

Drum Kit shipping cages

Drum Kit shipping cages

Drum Riser coming together, ready for tour!

Drum Riser coming together, ready for tour!

Drum stick holders

Drum stick holders

Easy stage set up with jacks and prop rods

Easy stage set up with jacks and prop rods

Final assembly details

Final assembly details

Gilbralter Hardware is AWESOME stuff!

Gilbralter Hardware is AWESOME stuff!

Jack and Base details

Jack and Base details

Jack assembly and latch pins

Jack assembly and latch pins

Less weight = less shipping cost

Less weight = less shipping cost

Light is cool, shaving weight in the drum riser

Light is cool, shaving weight in the drum riser

Lots of Gibralter hardware

Lots of Gibralter hardware

Megadeth Drum kit assembly

Megadeth Drum kit assembly

Megadeth drum kit ready to rock

Megadeth drum kit ready to rock

Megadeth Drum kit sketches

Megadeth Drum kit sketches

Megadeth Drum Kit, quick mount clevis details

Megadeth Drum Kit, quick mount clevis details

Megadeth Drum Kit

Megadeth Drum Kit

Megadeth Drum Kits, old and new

Megadeth Drum Kits, old and new

Megadeth Drums and parts

Megadeth Drums and parts

Megadeth layout of base and frame

Megadeth layout of base and frame

Megadeth Naked drum kit..

Megadeth Naked drum kit..

Megadeth shipping cage

Megadeth shipping cage

Megadeth sketches

Megadeth sketches

Mock up shipping crates and riser floor

Mock up shipping crates and riser floor

New drum kit idea sketch

New drum kit idea sketch

New Drum Kit in progress

New Drum Kit in progress

New drum kit, modeled after old...

New drum kit, modeled after old...

Old and new shipping crates

Old and new shipping crates

Original kit details

Original kit details

Quick Assembly Clevis's

Quick Assembly Clevis's

Quick assembly Drum Riser assembled

Quick assembly Drum Riser assembled

Quick stage set up details

Quick stage set up details

Riser base assembly

Riser base assembly

Scissor jack mock up

Scissor jack mock up

Setting Up the Megadeth Drum kit for tour

Setting Up the Megadeth Drum kit for tour

Scissor jack sketches

Scissor jack sketches

Snare and kick pedal mounting details

Snare and kick pedal mounting details

Sound check ready Megadeth Drum Kit

Sound check ready Megadeth Drum Kit

Taking shipping weight out of Drum Riser

Taking shipping weight out of Drum Riser

Thank You, Gibralter Hardware!

Thank You, Gibralter Hardware!

Tour Drum Riser during construction

Tour Drum Riser during construction

Twin Barrel Drumstick holder with GIbralter Hardware

Twin Barrel Drumstick holder with GIbralter Hardware

Upper symbol stand to Lower frame support

Upper symbol stand to Lower frame support

Using Gibralter Hardware to support upper Symbol Stand

Using Gibralter Hardware to support upper Symbol Stand

Working out mounting tabs and form

Working out mounting tabs and form