Butt measurements.

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Hoping I can get some help here . . .
Trying to design a fairly universal snare butt, and need to know what are the hole spacings on some common parts. I know the Ludwig stuff, but any hole-hole measurements for common butt plates would be very much appreciated!

Slingerland? Gretsch? Other common ones that often need replacement?

Thanks in advance!
 

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The designs with a slotted hole that allows for multiple spacing options seem like a great idea, if they reach far enough. Just my 2 cents.
p.s. I love your lug designs.
 

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Maybe also consider designing for butts with vertical hole placement? Gretsch Lightning, 70's Sonor and Pearl....
 

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This thread can be a whole lotta wrong if we aren't careful... :blink:


I just had to smile when I think of the Google search results in which this thread might appear...
 

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This thread can be a whole lotta wrong if we aren't careful... :blink:


I just had to smile when I think of the Google search results in which this thread might appear...
I was careful to make it wrong :)
 

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The designs with a slotted hole that allows for multiple spacing options seem like a great idea, if they reach far enough. Just my 2 cents.
p.s. I love your lug designs.
Thanks! That's my plan, I just need to know how much adjustment to design in!
 

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When it comes to butt measurements, it's all about hole spacing.
 

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I'm actually not going to give up the measurements for my Pearl because there's nothing wrong with the throwoff/strainer. My tom mounts are already worth a substantial fraction of the kit they mount.
 

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The widest Ludwig spacing is 2 3/16" (56mm). Does anyone have anything wider than that they would like to replace?
 

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First off, I really enjoy your ideas and innovations and designs!

The classic Ludwig P32 is 2". Some of those import snares have 2 7/16" (see link):
https://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_104_110&products_id=2406

Also, the older DW's have a pretty large butt plate (late 90's) - I have 2 DW/Craviotto snares with that large butt - I can't stand it but it works great. Very similar to this Gibraltar which is 2 3/4":

https://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_104_110&products_id=6177
 

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