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Old 02-21-2018, 10:03 PM
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Default Ludwig hi hat cymbal cup quick fix repair

Here's a quick repair tip for extending the life of a broken Ludwig rubber hihat cymbal cup.
I simply just used the tapered rubber grip from a ball point pen. Works like a charm so far.











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Old 02-21-2018, 10:28 PM
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Crafty sir.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:03 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig hi hat cymbal cup quick fix repair

Thank you for the tip! Good idea!
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig hi hat cymbal cup quick fix repair

Nice...what brand pen?
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig hi hat cymbal cup quick fix repair

Hey I'm not sure what brand pen it was. I think it was a mailing sample from work(Usps). I had used it till the ink ran out and was getting ready to toss it. I always take pens apart to see what new ways manufactures put the little gizmos together and I noticed I could slide the rubber grip on and off and reposition it etc. That's when I realized I had a cymbal sleeve in my hand! :idea:
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig hi hat cymbal cup quick fix repair

Can buy the nylon tubing 3/8 outer 5/16 inner . McMaster Carr comes in 5 foot lengths though about $6 . You epoxy it in .. I have plenty private e mail me priv if you need some
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig hi hat cymbal cup quick fix repair

Every drummer should have a foot or so of surgical tubing in their kit bag...
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig hi hat cymbal cup quick fix repair

I did the same with mine with rubber tubing, the same I use for sleeves on my cymbal stands. I had to enlarge the hole in the cup a bit with a drill until it fit snug and then glued it in place.
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