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Treviso1

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What size tube lugs for a 7x14 snare drum?  I am building a 7x14 snare drum and I'm thinking that 2" lugs might work, but should they be longer?  Also, what length tension rods do you recommend?  Please help.  


Edited by Treviso1, 09 November 2017 - 08:23 PM.

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Any size lugs will work as long as they are shorter than the depth of the shell. I prefer to use lugs that are 4" shorter than the depth. So on a 7" depth, I would use 3" lugs. This seems to keep the symmetry look of the drum. 

 

If you do go with the 2", you will just need to use longer tension rods....

 

As far as tension rods, you can use this tool to help... https://drumsonsale....sion-rod-finder

 

Feel free to pm any other questions....


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3 1/2" is a common size tube lug that works well with 52mm t-rods (2")


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Depends on how much tension rod you want to see, as opposed to how much tube lug you want to see, and where you want the posts to fall. Personally, I like a 4.5" overall tube length on a 7" depth snare drum. 

 

I'm sure there are also arguments about "nodal points" and whether the position of the lug posts affects shell vibration, but I'm not going to go there right now.


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I'm sure there are also arguments about "nodal points" and whether the position of the lug posts affects shell vibration, but I'm not going to go there right now.

 

But you did!   :laughing6: 


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I'm sure there are also arguments about "nodal points" and whether the position of the lug posts affects shell vibration, but I'm not going to go there right now.

 

But you did!   :laughing6:

 

I'm trying to take a break from participating in online discussions about untested and under-researched theories. But there are some moments of weakness, and it's tempting. 


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Keep em' coming fellas...


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4.5 - 5 inch  2 inch rods. I prefer less rod showing.


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Hi,

if I use short lugs on a deep shells I cut down some base drum screws.

They have shorter threads and a smooth shank which looks much better. 


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good idea,.. never thought of bass drum lugs on snares..


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