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Old 06-22-2018, 01:49 PM
bfulton bfulton is offline
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Default Snare butt spacing 48 mm - Where oh where?

I'm working on rebuilding a COW Slingerland snare drum. The piece I'm missing is the butt plate. Spacing is 48 mm.
I found one at drummaker with a 46 mm spacing, and I could make that work but I'd rather not go that route.
If I can't find one, I may drill the shell, but that's not my favorite idea either.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Snare butt spacing 48 mm - Where oh where?

I found ONE. I found it -- once again -- in my basement. It was attached to the shell of a marching band snare I bought a long time ago.
But that may not be the best move. I just realized that the marching drum shell is one ply. Well, what the hell. I'll hang on to the bits and pieces, 'cause who knows?

Still, I'd like to find a new-ish one that fits -- just in case.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: Snare butt spacing 48 mm - Where oh where?

Is it similar to a Ludwig P-43 in style? Sometimes those butt plates can be bent slightly to accommodate the hole spacing if it's initially a little bit off. I've done that with P-43 style butts in the past, and it's worked fine.

I like P-43 butts and I cannot lie! (Doesn't have the same ring to it).
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