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Old 03-21-2019, 03:22 PM
Acrolite Acolyte Acrolite Acolyte is offline
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Default Ludwig tom bracket and floor tom bracket spacing/positioning?

Hi all,

I am going to be converting a pair of 1970s 12" and 16" Ludwig concert toms into a rack and floor tom, respectively. This entails installing P1216D mounts to both for the L-arm and legs, following Ludwig's standards at the time. I seek advice on:

1. The distance from the top drum edge to the top hole center for the rack tom mount;
2. The distance from the bottom drum edge to the bottom hole center for the floor tom leg brackets (I found 3 5/8" on another thread on VDF, is this correct?); and
3. The distribution of the floor tom leg brackets along the shell (on same thread I found 3, 6, and 10:30 for an 18" - is this also correct?)

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig tom bracket and floor tom bracket spacing/positioning?

I converted a 12 inch 70's Ludwig concert tom for this outfit and found I had to stagger the lugs. The lugs on concert toms are mounted a good deal closer to the center of the drum than 2-headed models.....at least this was the case for me. Pic shows the 12-incher concert converted and a 2-headed 13-incher that came with the outfit.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:17 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig tom bracket and floor tom bracket spacing/positioning?

Oh sorry - I wasn't clear; I am keeping them as concert toms, but instead of using the standard clip mounts, I will mount them like a traditional rack and floor tom. So my question is regarding the correct placement of the rack tom's mount, and the floor tom's leg mounts.

By the way - do you happen to still have the bottom trim ring from when you concerted that 12"?
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:23 AM
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Sorry, I don't.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig tom bracket and floor tom bracket spacing/positioning?

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I converted a 12 inch 70's Ludwig concert tom for this outfit and found I had to stagger the lugs. The lugs on concert toms are mounted a good deal closer to the center of the drum than 2-headed models.....at least this was the case for me. Pic shows the 12-incher concert converted and a 2-headed 13-incher that came with the outfit.
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I believe that had you used the small lugs you wouldn't have had to stagger them.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:59 AM
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I believe that had you used the small lugs you wouldn't have had to stagger them.
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Well, it was gifted to me wrapped and drilled, so I went with the stagger option.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:39 PM
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Well, it was gifted to me wrapped and drilled, so I went with the stagger option.
That'll teach me to post before my 3rd cup of coffee Of course a 12" concert tom would have the large lugs.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:25 PM
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That'll teach me to post before my 3rd cup of coffee Of course a 12" concert tom would have the large lugs.

S'all good, brother
I almost butted them right together, but the splay was just too much on the reso side
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