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Seems like something I would like, but I never heard of them before.  Sometimes I think I must live under a rock.  

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I love them! Superlight, but seems somehow just as durable and sturdy as steel legs. I have set of both, and 3 aluminum legs are lighter than one steel one. :D


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Sounds like a good project. Use an existing DW steel leg for a sketch...I bet one could bend the aluminum right angles using a vice (with some padding so as not to bugger up the finish), deburr the ends and slap some rubber endcaps on there, viola! You'd need several feet of material hopefully something like a 60601T6 aluminum and not some weak stuff.
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I ordered some, I actually needed another set of legs anyway!

$68.00 plus free shipping from Chicago Music exchange


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I ordered some, I actually needed another set of legs anyway!
$68.00 plus free shipping from Chicago Music exchange

Nice!
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To lighten my load, I travel with wood dowels instead of the metal legs for my Gretsch USA 15x15.

Strange and a bit ugly, but they've been working OK.

For my purposes the metal legs are a bit over-engineered in terms of diameter and length.
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They work great!  Having these and the DW UL hardware really lightens the load.  I carry my throne separately, so the lightest thing in the hardware bag for my DW kit is the single tom mount.


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I ordered some, I actually needed another set of legs anyway!

$68.00 plus free shipping from Chicago Music exchange

 

I guess you ordered the last one.  Showing out of stock right now.  



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I ordered some, I actually needed another set of legs anyway!

$68.00 plus free shipping from Chicago Music exchange

 

I guess you ordered the last one.  Showing out of stock right now.  

 

I hope so! 


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the only difference ive seen over the years is the durability on the AL legs. If you get anything other than chrome the coating will show the marks where you clamped down the TB. just be gentile and it should be ok.


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I switched out the heavy legs that came with my Craviotto tom for those and love them.


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the only difference ive seen over the years is the durability on the AL legs. If you get anything other than chrome the coating will show the marks where you clamped down the TB. just be gentile and it should be ok.

That's the thing about aluminum, it is susceptible to marring and scratches whether it is anodized or powder coated. Chrome is much more durable.
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Or you could save a load of cash and get some extra heads.....7.57 per 3' rod. so...25 bucks for the legs and 15 bucks for tips... Buy a 1/2 bit and drill out the tips or just get the Gibraltars...

 

http://www.homedepot...AA&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

http://www.ebay.com/...38AAOSwuhhXUgIi


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How did you bend your aluminum legs, Dave?


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I switched out the heavy legs that came with my Craviotto tom for those and love them.

 

Yep, absolutely - night and day in more ways than one between the standard steel "crowbar" legs and the DWs.

 

I can't see having issues with durability on the DW aluminum floor tom legs, but then again your mileage might vary depending on how the floor tom brackets clamp onto the leg and how much they are torqued down.


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How did you bend your aluminum legs, Dave?

Vice and by hand. I suggest using a 1" waterpipe to help with bending. I only made 1 bend, although 2 should be doable. I used a file to round off the ends a bit. I also use memory locks and have never had an issue with slippage.


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