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Old 01-06-2019, 02:57 PM
Hoppy Hoppy is offline
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Default Re: Ludwig P85 v P86 strainers

Sometimes the P-85 can hang-up when trying to engage, little oil (not WD-40) can fix it right up. Here's a link to a Pro Drum Shop tip with video:

Here's a thread on the DFO on the subject... but you'll find mixed reviews and I don't think there is a clear cut winner...

To your point, personal preference always wins out! I'm a fan of the P-87 throw-off, I think it's Ludwig's best, but I hate the matching P-34 butt so I did a little modification for mine. If your interested it can be viewed here:
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