I've purchased quite a bit of gear from AZ DS. He's a good guy to get to know.For anyone looking for this discontinued part from Ludwig, I was able to find some at the Arizona Drum Shop. I bought three, but they still have some left. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
I guess if it was made as a part specifically for the Gig Lite kit "floor tom" they weren't envisioning any other application outside of that. Hopefully they'll get the message.These work perfectly for me as well when used with a center post and a single tom post (Gibraltar). Puts the tom in about the same spot as a rail would.
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Discontinued by Ludwig and the place in Arizona has a very limited supply so don't waste any time if you need one.
Seems like such a no-brainer product that it's hard to believe that Ludwig dumped it or that somebody else doesn't offer something similar.
They never really advertised it in any way. I found it initially when one randomly popped up for sale on ebay a few years back. I'm not sure how you'd advertise such a part anyhow as it wouldn't merit its own ad or anything like that but if they'd pictured a few kits using it in the catalog or on the website and offered it as an option on single-up sets I'd suspect they'd get a fair number of takers. As I mentioned in another thread on these (there have been several....showing there is definite interest out there) it would be possible to make your own extended arm ball but that is nowhere as slick as having a nice factory made one.The guy I spoke to at Ludwig told me that they didn't sell well at all, which is why they discontinued it. He told me they were very surprised it sold so poorly.
Contact Drumland/Fentex in Amsterdam. They supply Ludwig for Europe and probably can help you.I really wish I could find that in Europe… oh well!
Nice find btw. These arms are great for having the hanging tom a litle further away from the bass drum center post.