1971 Ludwig Super Sensitive Wires...

Mhiggins55

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I have a 1971 Ludwig Super Sensitive Snare that I’m fixing up. I ordered replacement wires however they were 18 1/4” long. It seems mine requires right at 18”. Could anyone point me in the right direction as to where to buy the correct replacement wires? Thanks!
 

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Adjustment on the strainer mechanism should be able to take care of that issue. Just loosen them out a bit and the wires should fit.
 

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I thought the same thing. But I maxed the adjustments all the way and the snare wires were still too long. I then dug out the old wires I removed and measured those and the new ones. The old ones were exactly 18” while the new ones were 18 1/4”.
 

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What company are your new replacements made by? Very interesting. Is it possible that you can take the little adjusters off the threaded rod and turn them around to get a little
more length?
 

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They sure do look like they "should" work. One other idea that comes to mind, might be to make a gasket that goes under the strainer assemblies on each side of the drum. Perhaps more trouble that it's worth. But at least you should not have the problems that people with the Pre-1968 Ludwig Supersensitives are having getting snare wires now.
 

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Ludwig makes them and they fit. Cheaper than Gibraltar last time I purchased them.
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It’s hard to see but I believe the model is “L1232”... is that correct? And those Ludwig branded snare wires are truly 18” and not 18 1/4”?
 

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It’s hard to see but I believe the model is “L1232”... is that correct? And those Ludwig branded snare wires are truly 18” and not 18 1/4”?
Those snare wires are intended to be used with their Super Sensitive mechanism, and they're in Ludwig packaging.
 

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@Mhiggins55 I have a set of original 1970's super sensitive snare wires I am actually planning on posting on reverb today. Let me know if you have any interest. Cheers
 


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