Rock Band Guitar Stand with Optional Built in Drum Supports

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Have you ever thought how nice it would be to be able to put all of your Rock Band equipment in one place, and store it away, all nice and tidy-like? Instead of buying or building a guitar stand to hang my Rock Band and Guitar Hero guitars on, then still needing to put the microphone and controller somewhere (usually on top of the television), I thought to myself, "Self, why don't you build a guitar stand that is attached to the drums?"
So here it is, the guitar stand that is built onto the drums. At the end is a quick tutorial on how to also add outer supports for those two pads that take a beating (in my household anyhow) and are starting to sag, or worse, crack. All of this, and none of it voids the warranty!
And the best part? Glue, saw, and all PVC was purchased at the local huge hardware store for less than $45 bucks!
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Step 1: The Parts List

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Mini Hacksaw
PVC Cement
6 1 in. x 1/2 in. Tee
2 1 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. Tee
2 1 in. x 3/4 in. Clip-on Tee (3/4 in. threaded)
2 1 1/4 in. 45 Degree Elbow
2 1 1/4 in. x 1 in. 90 Degree Elbow
6 1/2 in. 90 Degree Elbow
2 3/4 in. to 1 in. Adapter (3/4 in. threaded)
4 Pipe Clamps
5 Ft. 1 1/4 in. Schedule 40 PVC Pipe (2 pieces 12 in.) (2 pieces 3 in.)
5 Ft. 1 in. Schedule 40 PVC Pipe (7 pieces 2 in.)
5 Ft. 1/2 in. Schedule 40 PVC Pipe (6 pieces 3 3/4 in.)
6 Ft. 1/2 in. Wall Tube Insulation
Felt padding

Step 2: The Clip-on, part One

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Thread the 3/4 in. to 1 in. adapter into the 1 in. x 3/4 in. Clip-on Tee.

Step 3: The Clip-On part Two!

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Insert the 1 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. tee into the 3/4 in. to 1 in. adapter.

Step 4: The Clip-on, part 3!

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Insert 2 in. piece of 1 1/4 in. pipe into the top of the 1 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. tee.
drewmg5 years ago
" 5 Ft. 1 1/4 in. Schedule 40 PVC Pipe (2 pieces 12 in.) (2 pieces 3 in.)"

Later on in the instructions, you refer to the 2" piece of the 1 1/4 pipe, but here you say 3".  Wondering if there's a discrepency somewhere?  Anyways, I cut them to 2.5" and that seemed to be about right.
evilbunnee (author)  drewmg5 years ago
Good catch!  I don't remember which size I used for sure, but I think it is 2".  Like you said, though, I think either would work.  How is it coming?   Lets see some pics!  I just realized I never answered the question about what size clamps I used.  I honestly don't remember, I just bought one of those assortment packs you can get anywhere, and used the ones that fit on the legs.  I know, not much help.  I am really sorry!
drewmg5 years ago
I finished mine up last night.  Here's an image!  It's not perfect, but I don't do much handywork like this, so I'm happy it turned out at all.

Thanks a lot for putting this on here!  This project was exactly what I was looking for.
evilbunnee (author)  drewmg5 years ago
Very nice!  Looks great to me!
drewmg5 years ago
Just curious, what type of felt padding did you use this design?  I've never shopped for felt padding before, so I don't really even know what to look for.

Also, what size hose clamps did you use?
evilbunnee (author)  drewmg5 years ago
You should be able to find the felt at any craft store locally or online.  I got mine locally at Hobby Lobby, here is a link to the item online:

Hope that helps!
drewmg5 years ago
In case anyone else is having enormous trouble finding the clip-on Tees, as we did, here is a link to an online retailer who has them:
evilbunnee (author)  drewmg5 years ago
Yeah, apparently those clip ons are harder to find everywhere.  Here where I am, they sell them at the local Lowe's, so they were really easy to find.  Thanks for the link!
dodo916 years ago
If i made it, i would make it behind. this is because if you just want to play guitar, you wont have to go through the hasle of the the drum in the way.
chardster6 years ago
This is awesome. You can tell that this is genuine and well thought out. Totally original. Whats up with your drums? I have the new rock band for Wii and they look way different.
I want one of those type! where did he get em, there AWESOME!
evilbunnee (author)  chardster6 years ago
Thanks! My drums have pads made of two layers of rubber and one layer of felt to help deaden the sound, since I play so hard. They are cut in such a way to make them almost look like eyeballs. :-) Also, I have an aftermarket kickpedal, since mine broke a few months back from, as previously mentioned, playing too hard. :-) Other than that, and the mod described in the instructable, they are completely stock. Thank you again for the nice comments!
Thats pretty cool that you made your own drum silencers but they do have them at gamestop for $19.99. You probably made them for cheaper than that though.
evilbunnee (author)  chardster6 years ago
Only a little cheaper to be honest with you. It was about $3 a pad, which was about 12 bucks total. Mostly, though, I made them myself so I could make them thicker than the store bought ones. The store bought ones are much cooler looking, but mine are easily three times as thick, making them a lot quieter. Like I said, I play really hard. :-)
hey there, I'd totally love for you to give some more info about the drum pads, I play very hard and i'd like to protect them as much as i can... where did you purchase the rubber and the felt from? thanks!
kcfandjc6 years ago
Awesome instructable! I really want to make one of these for my Guitar Hero World Tour set, but I can't find anyplace that carries the clip-on tees. Did you buy yours locally or order them online?
evilbunnee (author)  kcfandjc6 years ago
I got my locally at Lowe's, however, you may be able to find them online as well. Thanks for the comment!
very nice i like alot and plan on making one when i can get rock band
OK, I know you can't really tell what i did because I painted it all black.... I took your idea and kinda modified it a little by making the uprights a lot shorter,tucking the uprights in closer to the drum kit legs,making a different style mic storage holder and even added a detachable mic stand. I didn't do the drum supports because I had already Made a different style of those. Pretty good project all in all. Keeps everything off the floor at least.
evilbunnee (author)  Chevyscrounger6 years ago
That is really sharp looking! I still haven't gotten around to painting mine, but it is still holding up since I posted mine. I love the design on yours, with the shorter arms and the mic stand. Really great! Your design is making me want to get a couple of adapters and shorter down my arms a bit, pulling the rack in closer to the drums. And oh yeah, get some paint! Excellent work!
I'll probably take a few more pics later of how the mic stand adjust and some other things. I'm worried that my wife and I have only had the game a week and it's already went this far. lol Thanks for the inspiration!
PureBreed6 years ago
Do u think u could make an Instructable about how u made those noise-deafening pads on ur drums?? i could use some, but like u were talking about the store-bought ones are to thin :/
PureBreed6 years ago
A coo idea would be a more permantent yet cool-looking Hanging drum set with this on it. just have from where the guitar-holding frame is connected up, and have it hanging from chains or somehting, that would look awsome. I know its kinda hard to picture wat im talking abot, ill try to amke a photo in Photoshop or somehting to show wat I mean.
and u could make it so when ur done playing, u can pull it up to the ceiling, xD even if ur rooms full, u ahve alot of un-used space on ur ceiling, lol
PureBreed6 years ago
after doing this, it looks like your drums would fall over from the weight of the PVC and the guitars. Would it not?
Clever very clever.
creo que me voy arobar tu idea esta buenisima
tink12726 years ago
Awesome! I have been looking for something like this!
Agreed with Mr. Rig It! EXELLENT JOB!!! (favorited)
evilbunnee (author)  TeacherOfTheWays6 years ago
Thank you too!
Mr. Rig It6 years ago
VERY WELL DONE! Photos are fantastic, very concise matrials list and well written! Great job! Oh and the project is way cool.
evilbunnee (author)  Mr. Rig It6 years ago
Thank you!