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Old 06-24-2019, 12:57 PM
Robzilla Robzilla is offline
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Default Sonor Teardrop Spur Mount

Does anyone know the thread on a early 60's Teardrop kit bass drum spur mount wing bolt?...like the one shown here.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:30 AM
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Default Re: Sonor Teardrop Spur Mount

That's not a teardrop BD spur mount. To be honest, I don't even know what that is.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:58 AM
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That is a cymbal and/or spur mount from an early teardrop bass drum, like mine from 1958. The wing bolt is not original, though. The mount is the same as the cymbal mount on the attached pics of my bass drum. Unfortunately, I can't find any pics of the spur mounts, but they are the same.

I don't know what the thread is, but the original bolt is L-shaped, as on my bass drum.

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Old 06-25-2019, 05:03 AM
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That is a cymbal and/or spur mount from an early teardrop bass drum, like mine from 1958. The wing bolt is not original, though. The mount is the same as the cymbal mount on the attached pics of my bass drum. Unfortunately, I can't find any pics of the spur mounts, but they are the same.

I don't know what the thread is, but the original bolt is L-shaped, as on my bass drum.

/Magnus
Yes, it is def the correct spur mount,and you may be right on the wingbolt. The spur and cymbal mounts are identical to each other. Yours is a little earlier than mine. Based on the nameplates, I believe mine are '64-'65.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:13 AM
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Did some sniffing around and concluded this is a '65 kit and according to the catalog descriptions the plastic wing bolt is original. Mine happens to be rusted into the mount. Was assuming I may have to destroy the wing bolt in order to get it out, hence wondering the thread so I could maybe find an alternative modern replacement.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:35 AM
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I was hoping Magnus would answer that. I never saw that before. Too early for me.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:46 PM
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Maybe spray it with PB blaster and let it soak overnight. All SONOR bolts are hardened so let it work. It's a small tap so the threads don't have a huge bite.
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:50 AM
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I was hoping Magnus would answer that. I never saw that before. Too early for me.
Yeah, these very early teardrops don't pop up very often. I was lucky to get my hands on one - and the same age as myself, funnily enough!

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Old 06-26-2019, 01:52 AM
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Did some sniffing around and concluded this is a '65 kit and according to the catalog descriptions the plastic wing bolt is original. ...
My bad about the bolt. My kit is quite a bit older than yours, so obviously the design changed in the interim.

I agree with Oddball that you should try soaking the whole assembly in some solvent before dismissing the bolt. It should be saveable.

Perhaps a Fairy liquid solution might work?

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Old 06-26-2019, 06:11 AM
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I sprayed it with some WD-40 last night. Fairy liquid?
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