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Old 12-15-2021, 08:47 PM
Olimpass Olimpass is offline
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Default Re: Piccolo Question Driving Me Bonkers!

Iíve seen the issue on both drums. Just a bad lug design. Both ends are being pulled on and it begins to twist.
You could always install single offset lugs.
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Old 12-16-2021, 01:03 PM
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Well, with the Ludwig Downbeat, it was clearly an issue with the "push/pull" orientation of the lug screws, on the thin shell...the holes became oval in no time.

But with the Tama, I have no idea other than to guess it was a casting miscalculation. If this angle is consistent on all the lugs, then it would appear that someone's abacus wasn't calibrated.
O-Lugs educated explanation makes the most sense to me!! The abacus only needed to be off by one bead!!

-Mark
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Old 12-16-2021, 03:05 PM
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The abacus only needed to be off by one bead!!

-Mark
Lol. I see what you did there !
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Old 12-17-2021, 08:10 AM
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O-Lugs educated explanation makes the most sense to me!! The abacus only needed to be off by one bead!!

-Mark
Hey, Mark!
Yes, I tend to agree with O-lugs explanation. The lugs fit tightly, the holes are perfect. The t-rods fit fine and the drum has been played for nearly twenty-five years with no issues. It sounds great! I am now wondering how this slight deviation was not detected at the factory! Oops! sorry, guys. I'll just drop it. Thanks everyone for weighing in!
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