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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2022, 08:03 PM
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Posted By sksmith2500
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Josh,
You are correct, it is split, and it tightens onto the rod when the nut is tightened.
There are no threads under the pad.
I found a pic of a similar clutch on eBay and it has 4 felt pads....
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-20-2022, 06:49 PM
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Posted By sksmith2500
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Here's a close-up of the clutch. The clutch is threaded and the large, knurled nut on one side tightens onto it. This tightens it onto the hi hat rod.
Really weird. And this is as tight as it gets.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-19-2022, 06:02 PM
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Posted By sksmith2500
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Thank O-Lugs!
Here's a weird one. Picked this up off eBay. A Nick Manoloff hi-hat stand, supposedly from the 40's. I have no idea how this clutch is supposed to work?
What do you think?
(And...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-18-2022, 09:12 PM
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Posted By sksmith2500
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Thanks for all of the kind comments guys!
Here are some pictures of the how the pedal attaches to the bass. There is a metal loop on the bottom that pedal clamps onto. The pedal is an original...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-16-2022, 04:15 PM
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Posted By sksmith2500
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Here's another photo, this with only remaining original 18" crash from my uncle. The cybals on the l-arms are a pawn shop 70's A. Zildjian heavy 18" ride and a modern A. 6" splash. I have a 50's 20"...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-15-2022, 03:13 PM
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Posted By sksmith2500
After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Believe it or not, I reacquired my long-lost Spirit of St. Louis kit, minus the snare!!
Long story, so I'll try to keep it short.
Over on the drumforum.org is a member named "DuplexTim". Well, Tim...
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