Manufacturer for these 6 sided / Hex - floor tom legs?

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    Tama CW Well-Known Member

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    I got these in a box of mostly Tama drum parts. At first I figured something in the Granstar era. But they don't match up to anything I ran across. Granstars are round too.

    6 sided - 5 mm wide on each side - approx 9 mm across - 17" tall - steel or nickel - 3 circumferential design cuts at the top - no knurling. Fairly hefty such that they don't seem cheap. One would think it's more costly to make this style vs. round ones. Never seen square/hex before.
     

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    Look like Rogers items to me.
     
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    So the Rogers are hex and yours are five-sided?
     
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    Rogers are 6 sided. I regularly broke keys when I played my Memorilocs, the leg mounting bracket ate them up.
     
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    Sorry. The eye sight just isn't what it used to be....lol. I checked them twice yesterday and I "thought" they had 5 sides. So much for close up vision.

    Just checked again, real close up.....they are definitely hex. My bad for stating 5 sided. So they are probably Swivomatic era Rogers. Thanks for the help. Went back and edited out the "5" sided to avoid further confusion for those reading this thread today.
     
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    I got the floor tom legs in this misc lot and was more interested in the Tama hi hat and snare stand items and the 3 pinstripes which I could immediately use. $67 delivered. I figured the floor tom legs at $10-$15/set whatever they might be. Didn't expect them to be the best item in this lot. Tossed an old C cell battery in the metronome and it fired right up....looks like something from the 90's or 80's. I was actually surprised there was nothing wrong with the snare stand...works perfectly...no obvious rust. So this adventure will turn out fine.
     

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    Quite a little score you've got there. Well done!
     
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    A friend of mine ran across this today. $45. Appears Ludwig - no information from seller on this photo other than a wrapped snare drum 'from the 70's.' Almost looks like a Ludwig 14x10 or 14x12 marching drum from 70's or 80's. Hard to tell depth from the one photo. But the super-sensitive hardware and top muffler would suggest more of a kit/concert snare drum. I told my friend it looks to have no downside...and plenty of potential upside. 10 lug snare drum with that hardware? What's to lose?
     

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    Rogers, I concur. They look just like the ones on my floor tom.
     
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    That's not a Ludwig. Those are knockoff Ludwig lugs and a 14-inch tom from the '70s would have six lugs, not ten. A field drum might have eight but they'd be minis. That's not a Ludwig muffler and that's not a super sensitive mechanism.

    However! If you're not concerned with it being an actual Ludwig there's probably no downside at that price. Just another drum for the collection in the end.
     

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