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Old 03-10-2018, 07:56 PM
sshader sshader is offline
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Default Slingerland - 18" tom

Guys,

I'm converting a mid to late 60's Slingerland 18" floor tom into a bass drum.

I took the hoops apart and discovered two sizes for the lugs. Any idea why? I didn't notice as I was taking them off. 8 ea of 2" and 8 ea of the 2 1/2"

Any idea which goes where? Id like to probably replace some of them. Any suggestions on that would be appreciated.

Stu
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:05 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland - 18" tom

The short ones look to be substitutes, but a maybe closer shot will confirm that.
I also have an 18" Ft I purchased it new in the mid 70's. Whilst restoring the kit only a few years ago I noticed the same thing... 8 longer tension screws than the other 8, but mine are all definitely Slingerland from the factory...
I think I sorted the longer ones to the reso side.. but would have to check..

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John
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland - 18" tom

Thanks - appreciate if you had time to check!
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland - 18" tom

I have put the longer screws to the reso head.. (just for consistency).. I see no reason for the different sized screws.. other than suspecting a dodgy assembly/QC at the time.

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John
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:54 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland - 18" tom

John - ur awesome. Thanks for the advice. Ill post some pictures when I'm done..

Thanks again!

Stu
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