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Are all tension rods created equal?

Diggabuzz33

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I’ve been doing some repairs and have noticed some quality challenges with tension rods. I want to have some spares for all of my kit, so who makes solid, dependable tension rods?
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JazzDrumGuy

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No they are not. Cheaper import drums have what seems like thinner rods and thinner heads and are much lighter. Will they last? Possibly. But I prefer the weight of the heavy ones and/or vintage ones. Of course you're paying more for vintage one so I don't always use vintage lugs on my rebuilds. It depends.

I agree about buying rods from DFD or generics from Gibraltar......
 


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