70's Ludwig curverd spurs

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Hey guys I was wondering if anybody makes a repro 70's Ludwig curved spur that is longer than the original. I'm talking about the thin kind too. I have a set in my citrus mod 71 set and I am wishing that I could get a little more height out of the bass drum. It almost seems like this would have worked better if Ludwig had mounted the mounts just a tad lower. I like my bass drum to come up off the floor a little and I'm just not getting enough lift. Thanks!
 

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Kurt, forgive me if this is something you've already checked, but some of those curved spur back plates were installed upside down at Ludwig. That positions the spurs at a higher angle out of the shell. If the screws are at the top of the plate then it's upside down. Flipping it over should fix the problem. Here's the plate in one of mine that was doing the same thing as yours. You can still see the lighter area where the plate covered prior to flipping it over. It drove me crazy before I figured that out.

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Kurt, forgive me if this is something you've already checked, but some of those curved spur back plates were installed upside down at Ludwig. That positions the spurs at a higher angle out of the shell. If the screws are at the top of the plate then it's upside down. Flipping it over should fix the problem. Here's the plate in one of mine that was doing the same thing as yours. You can still see the lighter area where the plate covered prior to flipping it over. It drove me crazy before I figured that out.

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Son of a biscuit.... I never would have thought of that. I will look and see if that is the case. That would be great if this is all I had to do. Thank you!
 

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Kurt, forgive me if this is something you've already checked, but some of those curved spur back plates were installed upside down at Ludwig. That positions the spurs at a higher angle out of the shell. If the screws are at the top of the plate then it's upside down. Flipping it over should fix the problem. Here's the plate in one of mine that was doing the same thing as yours. You can still see the lighter area where the plate covered prior to flipping it over. It drove me crazy before I figured that out.

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That's a GREAT tip! Thanks for posting that. Hope it works for him.

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Kurt, forgive me if this is something you've already checked, but some of those curved spur back plates were installed upside down at Ludwig. That positions the spurs at a higher angle out of the shell. If the screws are at the top of the plate then it's upside down. Flipping it over should fix the problem. Here's the plate in one of mine that was doing the same thing as yours. You can still see the lighter area where the plate covered prior to flipping it over. It drove me crazy before I figured that out.

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When I received my new Ludwig Classic maple set in 2011, the plates were mounted upside down. So I guess that can still be an issue!
 

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You're very welcome! Please let us know if that's what it is.
you are the man! In all my years of collecting Ludwigs I never would have guessed this one. Thanks a million!
 

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At first I was thinking... "WTH is up with this, I can get my 26's off the floor no problem???
That's a simple easy little fix to get those spurs working like they should... thanks for updating with the follow-up pics as well.
 

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