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- Aug 7, 2005
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- Jeannette, Pa.
My Ludwig curved spurs work great and disappear inside for packing. But Ludwig want put them on 20" or smaller drums. So I have the Ludwig fold back spurs on the 20" and they work fine and look nice.The telescoping/disappearing vintage style spurs are elegant and functional.
Here’s a nice setup (courtesy of fellow forumite redfern)
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The Camco/G.Way version is really nice too, the flat sides grab very well when tightened. The curve is cool too, looks great. Round spurs like the vintage Ludwig style can be slippy when things get serious, nothing worse than a spur failure!
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they're (both sides same) Gretsch installed so Nope. But the part number I figure would disappear so I wrote it down (it was on the box tag Gretsch shipped in from SC)
They're just 9020 blocks but with a curved L-foot one would have a tough time finding. Actually two part number reference that Spur
4945 and 5975. Gretsch tidbit for future reference Gull Wing I guess was the name used. Memory lock haven't had to make an adjustment to them in 11 years...Used/ seen on both USA Custom and gunmetal satin 6P BKs like mine.
Did you try the BR brackets on a larger kick or the 16”? I’m wondering if the wobble will happen on a 22”.
The added mass should stabilize a larger drum, I agree.Short answer: No ......
Long answer: I suspect that the larger drum would be a lot more stable, if only because of the additional mass. But then - why would you want to extend the spurs on a 22" bass drum? I like the front of a bass drum with the pedal attached at the batter hoop to be 1" to 2" off the floor; any steeper angle than this means that the pedal clamp will be tweaking the hoop. I find bass drum - mounted rack toms to be too high on a 22" bass drum even when at their lowest position ......... just me ......... ???!
It'll be a 22x16 and I usually listen to how it sounds with no lift, then compare with a lift and if I like it better that way, I'll either keep the lift or attach a bass plate. It depends which drum is already using one of them.Are you planning on a large bass drum sitting on the floor just slightly lifted in front or a smaller bass drum on a lift?
took me a good 24 hour to get that
They're saying you can flip that drum over, Joe.Yeah - I had to look at a Techware lug I had sitting around to verify ...... but there are identical recesses for the memory lock on both ends. And I have used existing Techware lugs to hold an upward-facing cymbal arm on a converted Gretsch floor tom (used to be a hanging 14x12").
But that said, I do see your point about the orientation of the wing screw; however, I have a habit of putting my bass drum on its back when I deploy the spurs, so having the wing screw facing downward is actually an advantage.