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Old 10-07-2017, 05:51 PM
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Default BD Mount / Spur Issue

So I picked up an MIJ kit for next to nothing to use as a "beater" at our practice studio. A prior owner decided to install some Ludwig bass drum spur mounts on the shell. No idea what happened to the original mounts. The issue is that the Ludwig "fold-out" spurs are too short to hit the floor, since the mounts were drilled too high on the shell. Just wondering if anyone knows of similar spurs that are a few inches longer than the Ludwigs that might work on this one? Or, any other "words of wisdom" to help rectify this situation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:48 PM
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You can get some of the taller iso feet to use on the ends of the spurs. They are usually enough to get those spurs to the ground. Plus, they will help towards opening up the sounds of the drum some as well.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:30 PM
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You can get some of the taller iso feet to use on the ends of the spurs. They are usually enough to get those spurs to the ground. Plus, they will help towards opening up the sounds of the drum some as well.
Thanks so much for the suggestion, Mike. I honestly never thought of that option. I appreciate your time and help!
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:59 PM
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Anytime Gary. I don't normally use them. Some people swear by them. I bought a set that had them on disappearing spurs. I took them off and tucked them away. I later got a New Yorker kit and the factory swing out style spurs didn't touch the floor. I grabbed those feet and that did the trick. They make different styles and sizes as well. Purdie Shuffle (John) knows a lot about them.
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:16 AM
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Anytime Gary. I don't normally use them. Some people swear by them. I bought a set that had them on disappearing spurs. I took them off and tucked them away. I later got a New Yorker kit and the factory swing out style spurs didn't touch the floor. I grabbed those feet and that did the trick. They make different styles and sizes as well. Purdie Shuffle (John) knows a lot about them.
Thanks again, Mike.
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:12 PM
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Those "Pearl Air Suspension Tips" should work. I had a similar problem on a kit as well, and I used the following method. It is a bit more labor intensive, but may also suit your needs a bit better:

Take the rubber tip off the end of the spur and save it. (I assume the spurs are 3/8" or 9.5 mm). I took a 3/8"-18 (standard, "coarse" thread) hex dye and cut threads into the spur where the rubber tip was (the resulting threads are 3/8"). I cut them so they went about 1 inch in from the bottom of the spur. I then took a 3/8" coupling nut and threaded it on all the way with JB Weld, so it wouldn't come loose. Even fully threaded on , there should be plenty of coupling nut threading left exposed for the next step. After 24 hours, I took a standard 3/8" hex head screw and threaded it in to the coupling nut all the way, again using JB Weld so it wouldn't come loose. After waiting another 24 hours, I simply cut the screw to the length I wanted, and put the rubber tip back on. You can use any length screw; I chose a 6 inch long screw just so I would have plenty of length. You have to cut the hex head off anyway, so to me longer is better, since you have to make a cut anyway.

Again, this is more labor intensive than just replacing a rubber foot, but it is not difficult to do at all, it just takes a little time, and it will provide you more adjustability and be more solid as well.

Very cool kit by the way. Love that wrap!
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:42 PM
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Those "Pearl Air Suspension Tips" should work. I had a similar problem on a kit as well, and I used the following method. It is a bit more labor intensive, but may also suit your needs a bit better:

Take the rubber tip off the end of the spur and save it. (I assume the spurs are 3/8" or 9.5 mm). I took a 3/8"-18 (standard, "coarse" thread) hex dye and cut threads into the spur where the rubber tip was (the resulting threads are 3/8"). I cut them so they went about 1 inch in from the bottom of the spur. I then took a 3/8" coupling nut and threaded it on all the way with JB Weld, so it wouldn't come loose. Even fully threaded on , there should be plenty of coupling nut threading left exposed for the next step. After 24 hours, I took a standard 3/8" hex head screw and threaded it in to the coupling nut all the way, again using JB Weld so it wouldn't come loose. After waiting another 24 hours, I simply cut the screw to the length I wanted, and put the rubber tip back on. You can use any length screw; I chose a 6 inch long screw just so I would have plenty of length. You have to cut the hex head off anyway, so to me longer is better, since you have to make a cut anyway.

Again, this is more labor intensive than just replacing a rubber foot, but it is not difficult to do at all, it just takes a little time, and it will provide you more adjustability and be more solid as well.

Very cool kit by the way. Love that wrap!
That is crafty Mr. vyacheslav.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:07 PM
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Those "Pearl Air Suspension Tips" should work. I had a similar problem on a kit as well, and I used the following method. It is a bit more labor intensive, but may also suit your needs a bit better:

Take the rubber tip off the end of the spur and save it. (I assume the spurs are 3/8" or 9.5 mm). I took a 3/8"-18 (standard, "coarse" thread) hex dye and cut threads into the spur where the rubber tip was (the resulting threads are 3/8"). I cut them so they went about 1 inch in from the bottom of the spur. I then took a 3/8" coupling nut and threaded it on all the way with JB Weld, so it wouldn't come loose. Even fully threaded on , there should be plenty of coupling nut threading left exposed for the next step. After 24 hours, I took a standard 3/8" hex head screw and threaded it in to the coupling nut all the way, again using JB Weld so it wouldn't come loose. After waiting another 24 hours, I simply cut the screw to the length I wanted, and put the rubber tip back on. You can use any length screw; I chose a 6 inch long screw just so I would have plenty of length. You have to cut the hex head off anyway, so to me longer is better, since you have to make a cut anyway.

Again, this is more labor intensive than just replacing a rubber foot, but it is not difficult to do at all, it just takes a little time, and it will provide you more adjustability and be more solid as well.

Very cool kit by the way. Love that wrap!
Thanks so much for your time and input. It's greatly appreciated! In regard to the wrap, I wish one of the U.S. manufacturers had come out with that one. I really like it, too.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:53 PM
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I would name it; Root-beer Onyx Sparkle!

Outstanding wrap.

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Old 10-12-2017, 07:23 PM
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I would name it; Root-beer Onyx Sparkle!

Outstanding wrap.

John

I think you've got it, John!
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