1 5/8 or 2" tension rods for Slingerland 5.5*14 snare

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So, I've played with so many snares and taken the wood-hoops (marching style) I got and original COBs on and off my Slingerland student model, so many times — that I no longer have enough proper length tension rods to put the same hoops on either side! I want to go back to original stick savers all around. Not interested in "correct" Slingerland parts. Just want 12 tension rods with the same appropriate length and thread.
 
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I know that I can probably find this answer on my own, but I can't seem to dial in just the right search terms, so come on. Is there a metric size/thread that will work?
 

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Some pictures of the drum in question, cause It's cool. And the light in my shed is cool.


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1965 Student Deluxe, COB StickSavers, 14 x 5-1/2, Beavertail lugs are 2-1/2 inches long. Tension rods are 1-3/4 inches measured from the shoulder, standard 12-24 threads.
 

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1959 3 ply 5.5x14 mahogany......8 sound king lugs, COB stick savers......rods length is 1 3/4" with the first 1/2" having no thread. Standard threads so any non-metric rod should work.......both of your options should be fine.....
 

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1965 Student Deluxe, COB StickSavers, 14 x 5-1/2, Beavertail lugs are 2-1/2 inches long. Tension rods are 1-3/4 inches measured from the shoulder, standard 12-24 threads.
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