As a person who started on other instruments and transitioned to drums, there's a lot about the hardware that I just don't know. So, drummers of the forum: Is the hardware for mounting toms generally standard? I ask because I think one of the brackets holding up one of my toms is failing, and the original part looks like it's not made anymore. The arm basically attaches via a ball, and it just doesn't stay securely in place. It drifts downwards no matter how tightly I clamp the thing on. I can find replacements for them online for something like $50 - $70. That's not the end of the world, but it's got me wondering if I could go into any store, get a generic part and have it work just as well without waiting for it, without the risk of the ball thingie being just as unreliable. Or maybe I could get one of those double-mount stands and try one of those setups where the two toms are mounted over the left of the kit and put the ride where the second tom would have been or something. The trick being that these are mounted via the "star-cast" setup that hangs the tom from the hoops. It sooooooort of looks like you could just hook any generic arm onto that, but I can't really tell. Why are my options here?