Best modern replacement for an old-style Ludwig butt?

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  1. bongomania

    bongomania Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I know many of you insist on venerating the original style, but I really would prefer a butt that uses standard drum key screws. All the ones Ive found so far have a different hole spacing.

    Ideally Id like either something minimalist and light (like the old style Ludwig) or an adjustable butt. Either way, with drum key screws.

    Suggestions?
     
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    Using the same holes ?
     
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    I replaced the butt on my Legacy Classic with the new one by Ludwig... The angle of the holes was slightly off so it did require reworking the holes to a different angle. The new butt plate works and looks great on the drum as does the new strainer!
     
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    Yes, that's the issue. There are a hundred butts with different hole spacing, but I would not like to drill extra holes in my bronze Supra.

    I've raised the idea with Josh/Inde, but he did not seem convinced it was worth doing.
     
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    bongomania Well-Known Member

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    Even that one, per the site you linked, is not set up "out of the box" to install in the old-style hole placement. It has to be modified, and you have to buy different screws separately. I mean yes that will work, but geez you'd think there would be at least one ready-to-install option out there for such a historically popular and common drum.
     
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    Yes, that's the issue. There are a hundred butts with different hole spacing, but I would not like to drill extra holes in my bronze Supra.

    I've raised the idea with Josh/Inde, but he did not seem convinced it was worth doing.
    Way way back in the day I had the Modern Drum Shop tap a Ludwig butt for small Yamaha ( maybe ) drum key screws. It doesnt look right unfortunately but works great

    New Ludwig is your best bet me thinks
     
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    It's available as a separate part.
    Drums on Sale will tap the holes for a P-32.

    * There are holes in the butt plate for the 2-3/16" hole spacing used on the P32 butt plate, but they are not threaded and do not include mounting screws - they can be tapped to #8-32 thread. Please contact us if you would like us to do this work for you.

    https://drumsonsale.com/ludwig-p35p-atlas-die-cast-butt-plate.html
     
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    blueshadow Just Shuffling along Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey this is great, although I just looked and they are out of stock at the moment.
     
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    Interesting! Thanks for the correction on the P-32 interswappability.

    I've the ghastly P-33 on my snare.

    -Ryan
     
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    The P-35 is what you want.
     
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