Flex Frame™ Reviews
"I have always sought out equipment that will enhance and support my drums and cymbals... I don't enjoy having to fight with my gear to achieve the sounds I want! Using a snare stand to hold my rack tom has always sucked the life out of my toms. The Gauger FlexFrame system has not only made my rack toms SING, but it has made tuning simpler and easier. FlexFrames enable me to use a rack tom in a snare basket without choking the life out of it and swallowing up the resonance of the shell. It is truly a remarkable invention that I've been honored to use for years out on the road."
-Chris Tyrrell, Lady Antebellum
"I have been hoping for something like this and am so thrilled that you have finally solved this problem. It truly figures - it makes sense that the guy who invented RIMS mounts would come up with this. I'm sure it is great because I know you are great!"
-Billy Ward, B.B. King
"I purchased a FlexFrame™ for my 13" tom last week, and got to take it for a spin last night. It is a marvelous design, and does not choke my drum at all! I had purchased some Little Booty Shakers, which are foam wedges that attached to the arms on the stand basket, and those made a difference. However, when I installed the FlexFrame™, it opened it up completely. Additionally, there was no longer a soft or spongy feeling of the drum sinking into the foam pieces or bouncing around on a suspension mount."
-Nick Larsen 2014
"Hey kind folks at Gauger!! Just wanted to say I've been using the Flex Frame™ on my Ludwig Superclassic 13" tom in the studio and it's AMAZING. Engineers and producers going nuts over the sound. Plus so easy to use and tune the drum while the clips are still installed. The hype is real, thx for making such a great product for maximum tone!!"
"For a long time I have preferred using a snare stand to hold my rack tom. Over the years I've attempted to fight the loss of resonance due to the rim/stand contact with various homemade fixes including attaching foam to the arms of the stand. FinallyGauger's Flex Frame has solved this dilemma. Nothing has worked as well to let the drums "speak". Completely love it!!"
-Travis McNabb, Sugarland, Better Than Ezra
"I LOVE the FlexFrame™. My tom SINGS!"
"I just received my Flex Frame for my snare stand mounted 12 x 8 tom and what an amazing piece of equipment it is! Nice full resonance from the drum."
-Jeff Trenholm, East Windsor, NJ
"I just received and set up the Flex-frame for my 12" Mapex Obsidian tom OMG!
With hardly any tuning the drum sounds amazing!! No suprise to me,really. Back in the 80's I was the first in the Green Bay area to put a full set of RIMS® on my drums, with amazing results. I love the sound of my Mapex snare drum - however now I am convinced it can and will be better, you will be hearing from me again. As soon as I can afford it I will be ordering one for my snare!! Gauger ROCKS!"
"I received my 12" Flex Frame a couple of weeks ago. What an amazing piece of hardware. My MAPEX Meridian maple drum sounds like a million dollars! Now though, you have forced me (ow, quit twisting my arm!) to purchase a DynaMount system for my 14" floor tom so it can compete sonically with my 12" tom mounted on the Flex Frame. An additional benefit; I can use whatever snare stand I want instead of buying some high tech (and expensive) model that has improved resonance features that can't compete with the Flex Frame anyway. Buying your product actually saved me $.
You are right that the stock mounting hardware, while an improvement over previous models, does not sufficiently open up a drum to its full potential. Your Flex Frame has opened my ears to this truth.
Spreading the word to my fellow drummers as much as I can. Special thanks to Bun E Carlos for suggesting this on the Vintage Drum Forum."
"I bought a Flex Frame system for my 13" rack tom a little over a week ago and it sounds absolutely wonderful. It was very simple to install and has ended a much-too-long period of frustration with my tom tones.
If the rest of your products are as effective as the Flew Frame, which I imagine they are, anyone serious about getting good sounds out of their drums needs them. You'll have my business in the future and a good dose of word of mouth marketing to boot."
"The FlexFrame™ is a must for anyone mounting their rack tom on a snare stand. The difference as far as sustain blew me away! Thank you guys for coming up with such a brilliant solution."
-Erik Eldenius, Billy Idol
"The device was easy to install and works great. Simple, effective and reasonably priced...what more could I ask for...makes one think, "I wish I'd of thought of this." The flex frame is light weight, almost unnoticeable and provides a clean look. My tom, with mounted flex frame fit into my standard 12 x 8 SKB case without any issues. My bass drum is virgin and I really like the flex-ability of being able to position my small tom on a snare stand and not have it affect the bass drums position or sound. Your FlexFrame™ solved my issues with sustain, visual appearance and weight. I'm thankful for it and will enthusiastically recommend it."
"I recently ordered and received a FlexFrame™ for a 14" snare drum. I love what the FlexFrame™ adds to the depth of my wood snare (the recordings are amazing).
I love your products and have turned several drummers on to the benefits. I've played RIMS™ mounts since their inception and have them on all my toms currently."
-Michael A. Walter, Wo Fat, Small Stone Records
"My 1969 Ludwig 9x13 appears to be mahogany/maple or poplar with Duco blue with silver stripe painted finish. Sounds tremendous with the Flex Frame™ system installed. Sustain is clearly 3-seconds. Bravo!
I have R.I.M.S. on 3-other drum sets, DW, Tama, Ludwig no comparison. I need 4-more Flexframe systems to change over other kits. Thank you for the Sound!"
"Just received a flex frame for use with a rack tom mounted on a snare stand. All I can say is wow. Easy to set-up and the tom now sounds amazing. I have tried numerous heads and tunings and drums choking from various mounts was the main issue all along. Thanks for a great product."
"I just received the flex frame and I have to say it is an amazing product! I will be honest and say up until now I have never had the night and day difference that everyone claims to get with the regular RIMS mounts on tom toms, and I was skeptical that the flex frame would work as promised. But it was worth a try since there was no denying just setting my 13" Gretsch tom in to the snare stand, without even tightening the basket, was killing the resonance. The flex frame was easy to put together and install, and best of all, it works! And in my opinion, it looks pretty cool too! I will definitely be recommending this to any drummer who is not already using it!"