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Old 06-20-2019, 10:55 PM
DaveC1966 DaveC1966 is offline
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Default Can I use a Ludwig P2243B Large Classic Tension Lug on my WFL BD?

I've recently taken delivery of a late 50s WFL player-grade kit and am in the process of cleaning it up. In trying to remove one of the lugs from the bass drum and one of the screw heads broke off. I'm going to attempt to drill it out and use a recovery tool to get the remainder of the screw out of the lug but, if I'm not successful I am considering my options in terms of a replacement.

Original chrome lugs of a similar age appear to be pretty expensive in comparison with the modern P2243B replacement part. If I have to replace, I would prefer to use a lug of a similar age but I'm not prepared to pay over the odds for it. Are there any good reasons why I wouldn't use a P2243B? I thought that perhaps because it is a 3-ply shell that the fixings on the modern lugs might extend too far into the shell but it appears that the lugs are supplied with screw fixings of three different lengths to accommodate varying shell thicknesses.

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Dave
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:01 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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Cool Re: Can I use a Ludwig P2243B Large Classic Tension Lug on my WFL BD?

The only real difference between a vintage and a new lug is internally...With the vintage lug, the insert is held in position by a spring...With the new lug, it is held in position with a plastic clip...

If you are looking to keep the drum as original as possible, then, purchase a vintage lug...I`m sure there are members here that have some for sale...If it doesn`t matter to you, then a new lug should suit just fine...

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Old 06-21-2019, 02:25 AM
DaveC1966 DaveC1966 is offline
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Default Re: Can I use a Ludwig P2243B Large Classic Tension Lug on my WFL BD?

Thanks for confirming Grantro,

Even though its not a collector grade kit I would like to keep the drum as period correct as possible, so I'll put a call out on the Wanted to Buy list and see if anyone can help me out.
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