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Old 10-23-2018, 09:02 PM
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Default Ludwig 1123 (Spur-lok) spring action not working

Hi all,
I recently picked up two (what I'm pretty sure are) Ludwig 1123-1 hi-hat stands (Spur-lok plates, tripod, no tension adjustment). But I'm having problems with the spring action.

Both of them (one especially) needed a deep cleaning. Even after the cleaning, I'm getting the same problems. When I put on the top hat, it sinks. The spring action is also either very choppy or non-existent. Any tips?

Last week, I detached and removed everything. I soaked and cleaned the springs to where they looked great. I sprayed the springs and the lower tubes of each stand with all-purpose lubricant, replaced the washers, and reassembled. I tried both of them out soon after and they had nice, smooth spring action for the brief time I tested.

But I played them a few days later and they still don't work right with same issues as before.

Do I need to spray more lubricant? Manually stretch the springs?

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