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Old 04-08-2018, 10:29 AM
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Default Slingerland Zoomatic Extended Butt Repair

I recently picked up a Slingerland 10 lug COB Sound King snare. The extended butt is missing the crossbar piece as illustrated in the first picture. I have seen these butts online and they sometimes have had the crossbar/tube affixed with long rivet and other times with a slotted screw which appears to thread into one of the prongs of the butt and still others which use a screw and nut (I assume the ones with nuts are repaired units).

I would think that I should be able to find some steel tube and a screw to fix this right up. Have any of you done this repair? Anyone know the proper diameter tubing and size of screw required for this repair?

Thanks
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:02 PM
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Arrow Re: Slingerland Zoomatic Extended Butt Repair

You could try these from McMaster Carr.
https://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/124/3363/=1cbq0bg
Threaded tubes.
Get the right length. Long enough.
Cut to fit between plates and screw in from both sides.
Make sure there are enough threads left at end for screw when you cut.
Some tubes have threads all the way through.
Stainless steel would be good. 8-32 threads.
2 stainless 8-32 pan head screws for the ends.
I think 1/4" OD tube is the smallest they have.
Yours looks like 3/16".
I think 1/4" would work fine.

Link did not work. Look for these.
Threaded Standoffs, Caps & Pillar Posts
Female Threaded Round Standoffs
Fully Threaded
Partially Threaded
Use standoffs to position components in assemblies, as well as to separate or connect parts.
18-8 stainless steel standoffs have good corrosion resistance and may be mildly magnetic.
Zinc-plated steel standoffs provide some corrosion resistance.
Aluminum standoffs are lightweight, nonmagnetic, and mildly corrosion resistant. Material can vary between 6061 and 2011 aluminum.
Zinc-plated brass standoffs are electrically conductive, nonmagnetic, and have a corrosion-resistant finish.
Nylon standoffs have excellent wear and abrasion resistance and also offer resistance to chemicals and solvents (except mineral acids). Exposure to moisture may cause them to expand.

OR, just get a piece of stainless tubing and a screw long enough to go all the way through tube to the threads on the butt plate.
Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:43 PM
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I recently picked up a Slingerland 10 lug COB Sound King snare. The extended butt is missing the crossbar piece as illustrated in the first picture. I have seen these butts online and they sometimes have had the crossbar/tube affixed with long rivet and other times with a slotted screw which appears to thread into one of the prongs of the butt and still others which use a screw and nut (I assume the ones with nuts are repaired units).

I would think that I should be able to find some steel tube and a screw to fix this right up. Have any of you done this repair? Anyone know the proper diameter tubing and size of screw required for this repair?

Thanks
It would be kinda like a belt buckle repair. Only larger scale.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:53 PM
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It would be kinda like a belt buckle repair. Only larger scale.
Hmmm... I see what your sayin’. Never done that before either. Lol.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:28 PM
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Hey green glass drum, thanks for the info. I’m going to look into those standoffs.
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