Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 01-20-2022, 07:49 PM
sksmith2500 sksmith2500 is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: STL, MO
Posts: 108
Default Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Here's a close-up of the clutch. The clutch is threaded and the large, knurled nut on one side tightens onto it. This tightens it onto the hi hat rod.
Really weird. And this is as tight as it gets.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Spirit7.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	86.9 KB
ID:	136036  

Last edited by Tommyp; 01-21-2022 at 04:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-21-2022, 09:33 AM
jmcohen jmcohen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 471
Default Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

I once had a clutch similar to that, but the top nut was a wing nut. The top of the shaft is probably split into two or four ears that tighten around the rod as the nut is tightened. But mine had a wider threaded portion near the bottom so that two nuts could tighten around the top cymbal. Are there threads underneath the pad? Could the bottom nut be too high, covering the threaded portion that is provided for the absent middle nut?

Josh
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-21-2022, 09:03 PM
sksmith2500 sksmith2500 is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: STL, MO
Posts: 108
Default Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Josh,
You are correct, it is split, and it tightens onto the rod when the nut is tightened.
There are no threads under the pad.
I found a pic of a similar clutch on eBay and it has 4 felt pads. Guess I'll need to go this route.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2022 VSDwebdesign