any reason this wouldn't work? boom arm extension

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I looked around for 10.5mm knurled steel rod like Ludwig offer, but they only have 12.5mm. However, I tried looking it up on amazon and found 4"x 10.5mm steel rod, which is perfect. Although it's not knurled, it should hold solidly in a boom arm clamp, shouldn't it? Yamaha's booms are not knurled and they hold fine.

Any drawback to using steel rod that I'm overlooking?

I can join it to the short boom with a memory lock and voila, I have a boom arm of the perfect length.
 

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Why not just get a longer arm and cut it down to 8"?
I have a Tama cymbal stacker I like that's not long enough, and it allows two cymbals to share the same stand with the top one angled/offset however wanted. No need to waste a boom arm either.

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The steel rod was $5 for two 4" pieces that'll be here over the weekend.
 


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