Butt measurements.

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  1. indedrum

    indedrum DFO Sponsor Sponsor

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    Hoping I can get some help here . . .
    Trying to design a fairly universal snare butt, and need to know what are the hole spacings on some common parts. I know the Ludwig stuff, but any hole-hole measurements for common butt plates would be very much appreciated!

    Slingerland? Gretsch? Other common ones that often need replacement?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. polycrescendo

    polycrescendo Well-Known Member

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    The designs with a slotted hole that allows for multiple spacing options seem like a great idea, if they reach far enough. Just my 2 cents.
    p.s. I love your lug designs.
     
  3. mlucas123

    mlucas123 Very well Known Member

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    Maybe also consider designing for butts with vertical hole placement? Gretsch Lightning, 70's Sonor and Pearl....
     
  4. xsabers

    xsabers World's Second Most Okayest Drummer

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    This thread can be a whole lotta wrong if we aren't careful... :blink:


    I just had to smile when I think of the Google search results in which this thread might appear...
     
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    swarfrat tympanus laqueus XV

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    youuuuuu are so beauuutiful
     
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    I was careful to make it wrong :)
     
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    Thanks! That's my plan, I just need to know how much adjustment to design in!
     
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    cworrick The BIG Bunny on the block

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  9. cutaway79

    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to butt measurements, it's all about hole spacing.
     
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    Vintage or modern?
     
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    repete This one goes to eleven

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    I would start with a 1” minimum and widen from that point.
     
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    Well, I can tell you my butt is too big.
     
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    swarfrat tympanus laqueus XV

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    I'm actually not going to give up the measurements for my Pearl because there's nothing wrong with the throwoff/strainer. My tom mounts are already worth a substantial fraction of the kit they mount.
     
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    The widest Ludwig spacing is 2 3/16" (56mm). Does anyone have anything wider than that they would like to replace?
     
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    repete This one goes to eleven

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    the Gibraltar SSBE is 2-3/4 ( not on any of my drums through )
     
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    blueshadow Just Shuffling along Staff Member Moderator

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    That could be the standard, then you could have the Kardashian model that wraps half way around the drum :)
     
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    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    Then you have the Nicki Minaj model, where the whole drum is a butt.
     
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    Does this drum make my butt look big?
     
  20. JazzDrumGuy

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    First off, I really enjoy your ideas and innovations and designs!

    The classic Ludwig P32 is 2". Some of those import snares have 2 7/16" (see link):
    https://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_104_110&products_id=2406

    Also, the older DW's have a pretty large butt plate (late 90's) - I have 2 DW/Craviotto snares with that large butt - I can't stand it but it works great. Very similar to this Gibraltar which is 2 3/4":

    https://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_104_110&products_id=6177
     

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