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Old 09-14-2019, 09:59 AM
ludwig4870 ludwig4870 is offline
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I have a Star kit, is there somewhere to purchase a bass drum logo and possibly reproduction badges.
Does anyone know the diameter of the tension rods, all of my Ludwig rods are a larger diameter. Thanks
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:20 PM
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The logo's are on eBay. Just look up "bass drum logo star" and you'll find a few different styles.

The badges are more hit or miss
They come up, but they're not there all the time.
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:52 PM
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Forum member DaddyNowhere has logos...Shoot him a message

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Old 09-15-2019, 07:59 AM
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Forum member and Star aficionado Ralf (from Germany) was kind enough to sell me some of his beautiful reproduction Star badges. As for the tension rods...I ran into a dead end when trying to find a source for them. On my latest Star (Lido Supreme) restoration I resorted to buying a thread tap for less than $10 at Lowe’s and re-sizing the lug inserts to take Ludwig rods. Works like a charm, just work slow and keep it oiled as you go. Replacing the lug inserts is the other viable option.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:18 AM
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Thanks Mr. Toast
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:05 PM
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Forum member and Star aficionado Ralf (from Germany) was kind enough to sell me some of his beautiful reproduction Star badges. As for the tension rods...I ran into a dead end when trying to find a source for them. On my latest Star (Lido Supreme) restoration I resorted to buying a thread tap for less than $10 at Lowe’s and re-sizing the lug inserts to take Ludwig rods. Works like a charm, just work slow and keep it oiled as you go. Replacing the lug inserts is the other viable option.
I've done this on a few of my Star-built drums. Many of my snare drums have the original metric tension rods, but there are also those drums where I've resorted to using standard 12-24 tension rods. It's really easy to re-tap a metric lug insert to 12-24.

Here's my Majestic (Star) snare drum with new 12-24 tension rods, using the original metric lug inserts re-tapped to 12-24. No tuning issues at all!

-Mark
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:42 PM
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I've done this on a few of my Star-built drums. Many of my snare drums have the original metric tension rods, but there are also those drums where I've resorted to using standard 12-24 tension rods. It's really easy to re-tap a metric lug insert to 12-24.

Here's my Majestic (Star) snare drum with new 12-24 tension rods, using the original metric lug inserts re-tapped to 12-24. No tuning issues at all!

-Mark
Wow, that's a really pretty snare, not to mention immaculate! Nice work!
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:38 PM
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Wow, that's a really pretty snare, not to mention immaculate! Nice work!
Thanks!

I currently have 17 snare drums in my MIJ collection!

-Mark
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:45 PM
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Barrhavendrumguy on Ebay does good obscure logos. I've bought a few. Good stuff.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:53 AM
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Barrhavendrumguy on Ebay does good obscure logos. I've bought a few. Good stuff.
That seller is Forum member DaddyNowhere...

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