Snare throw-off for 4" snare

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  1. rdumas

    rdumas Very well Known Member

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    Hello Builders,
    Thinking of putting together a 4x14 snare and wondering if a normal snare throw-off fits or will I need a piccolo sized throw-off?

    Thanks in Advance
     
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    Just made a 4 myself and a regular throw will not fit (I had hoped to cannibalize a budget snare...).
     
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    Thats a bummer....not a lot of great options in a piccolo size. Wonder what the cutoff is...4.5"?
     
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    The guys at drumfactory direct were able to give me a list of one's that would fit. I'm not all that particular myself.
     
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    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

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    I have a 4x14 Worldmax and it has a standard P85-type throw. Works/fits just fine.

    If I were building a new one, I'd use the Ludwig piccolo throw and butt plate. I know Salt City Drums on eBay has them for $20/pair (I get a lot of stuff from them - decent/fair/honest sellers!)....and the price is way cheaper than anyplace else!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ludwig-P83...h=item3f9cd9aa0c:g:jNcAAOSwCRRa-rxY:rk:1:pf:0
     
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    I've been having the same problem, here's food for thought:

    You can use two adjustable butt plates on either end. Might have to pay a bit extra, but a quick image search shows DW and Dunnet make adjustable butt plates. Example; the DW has three positions, if you have one of these at either end you (in theory) can make the right adjustments to have the snares completely off or on tight.

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    Drummers are brilliant.
     
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    Also have a look at some of the marching snare butt plates, in your neck of the woods you might be able get one cheap who knows.
     
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    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

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    Balance - do you think double butt plates will actually work? I have a few DW's with the 3 way butt and the snare is on (mid), barely on (loose), or choked (tightest), so for me, the "tightest" position is useless. Unless I am doing something wrong.

    So question - when you attach the wires, what position are you in? I am in the middle so maybe I should be in the "loosest"?
     
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    The george way beer tap throw works well. I just used it on a 2.5"x13" snare. You may also reach out to decibel percussion. they've got some pretty slick throws for shallow drums too.
     
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    Balance Well-Known Member

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    The DW was just a quick image search to give an example, I don't own one. There should be more adjustable butt plates around, years ago I saw one that you can twist forever until it tightens... and yes, it was a butt plate.

    Hmm... does this butt plate give you large adjustments or small ones? Like I said, I don't own one but am very interested in it now as I have a few shells! To answer your question anyway, I would adjust the tightest position first then the rest should take care of itself. Let me know how you go.
     
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    This little Gibraltar worked great for this 4" pic. I dont remember the butt, I think it was a World Max piece, I forget because I had several laying here for some time.

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