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Old 10-24-2018, 10:18 AM
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Default Tama Rockstar 6.5x14 lugs?

I just acquired a Gretsch Catalina Birch kit for next to nothing because it had severe water damage. I intended on restoring it if possible, but after further inspection, everything but the 10" tom was beyond repair and is now at the dump.

It came with an old 6.5x14 Tama Rockstar chrome snare (pictured) that's mostly junk (rusted hoops, mismatched broken lugs), but the shell looks salvageable. I plan to clean it up and get some replacement parts, but I'm having trouble finding lugs with the correct hole spacing. When I measured, the spacing was just shy of 2 inches, and I found a Tama diagram that has the spacing at 48.5mm, which appears correct for this drum.

Does anyone know of a drum parts place (online or otherwise) that has lugs with metric hole spacing? Sites like Drum Factory Direct, Drums For Sale, and Drum Maker all have imperial sizes, and the previous owner of this drum put some 2" Pearl lugs on it which don't fit well at all.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: Tama Rockstar 6.5x14 lugs?

My only suggestion is this:

There are all kinds of snare (double ended) lugs that use 2" hole spacing from the vendors you mentioned above. I would slightly enlarge the holes so that 2" lugs will fit. It's not like this is a rare, collectors or vintage piece, so I wouldn't feel too bad about slightly enlarging the holes. The lugs themselves (from the outside) and the lug screws/washers (on the inside) will cover them anyway.

Make sure the shell is still in round.

Good luck with the project!

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Old 10-24-2018, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Tama Rockstar 6.5x14 lugs?

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My only suggestion is this:

There are all kinds of snare (double ended) lugs that use 2" hole spacing from the vendors you mentioned above. I would slightly enlarge the holes so that 2" lugs will fit. It's not like this is a rare, collectors or vintage piece, so I wouldn't feel too bad about slightly enlarging the holes. The lugs themselves (from the outside) and the lug screws/washers (on the inside) will cover them anyway.

Make sure the shell is still in round.

Good luck with the project!

V
Sounds like a very sensible idea. Really, you don't have anything to lose. Best of luck!
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Tama Rockstar 6.5x14 lugs?

Fair enough. I'd thought about drilling out the holes to accommodate slightly longer lugs, but was hoping it'd be easier to find the correct sized lugs than it apparently is. Thanks guys!
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Vintage kits:
1969 Rogers Holiday - black diamond pearl (20/16/13/12)
196x Star (Lyra/Majestic) - blue sparkle pearl (22/14/13) Restoration Project
1987 Pearl KC-3500 - jet black (22/16/13/12)
Not-so-vintage kits:
2007 Hart Dynamics Professional 6.4 e-kit / Roland TDW-20
Snares:
60s Gretsch 5x14 maple WMP / 68 Ludwig 5x14 Supraphonic / 93 Pearl 3x14 Free Floating brass piccolo / 60s Star (Lyra) 5x14 luan blue sparkle pearl / 87 Pearl 6.5x14 steel
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Tama Rockstar 6.5x14 lugs?

By the way, does anyone know what era this snare is from? 90s? 80s?
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Vintage kits:
1969 Rogers Holiday - black diamond pearl (20/16/13/12)
196x Star (Lyra/Majestic) - blue sparkle pearl (22/14/13) Restoration Project
1987 Pearl KC-3500 - jet black (22/16/13/12)
Not-so-vintage kits:
2007 Hart Dynamics Professional 6.4 e-kit / Roland TDW-20
Snares:
60s Gretsch 5x14 maple WMP / 68 Ludwig 5x14 Supraphonic / 93 Pearl 3x14 Free Floating brass piccolo / 60s Star (Lyra) 5x14 luan blue sparkle pearl / 87 Pearl 6.5x14 steel
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