Gretsch Snare Owners,Help!

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Ive got a Gretsch Aluminum 6.5 Steve Ferrone snare with new classic lugs.
After a yr of playing it ,i noticed 3 of the center pieces never were fully inserted into the turret,thus,pulling out the hole and out of alignment,denting the shell a tad.
My question is where can i get 3 or 4 of these lugs beside feebay,ive chk all obvious to me,places with no luck.
I may grind down the end of the center and see if I can reinsert the tube.
The drum is magnificent sound wise,articulate,its got it happening!
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I didnt notice the problem until i recorded with it,as the snare was noisy from the tubes rattling!
So i taped them to quiet it! Lol
Any info is appreciated
 

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Call Dana Bentley's in Fresno. I know he sells lots on eBay but he may have singles.

I've also had tube lugs do this before (not these style). It's an easy fix.....

I also notice the tension rod to the right is inserted way more (less thread showing) than the one to the left. Try fixing the lug and then evenly screwing rods in from both sides on each lug.......
 

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Call Dana Bentley's in Fresno. I know he sells lots on eBay but he may have singles.

I've also had tube lugs do this before (not these style). It's an easy fix.....

I also notice the tension rod to the right is inserted way more (less thread showing) than the one to the left. Try fixing the lug and then evenly screwing rods in from both sides on each lug.......
I scream the snareside so the trods are that way.
Ive called Bentleys,they cant get 3-4 of them. I dont need 10.
Whats your easy fix,JDG?
I could grind it down, i guess.
It should have been pressed into the turret but they never were!
 

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Just chkd DOS,none in stock,booo
Explorer's is looking for me.
 
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Put it back in and tap the backside with a rubber hammer and maybe a block of wood; . Have an assistant steady the drum
; may need 4 hands.

Play.
 

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I agree. Take the lug off. See if you can tap the outer pieces of the lug onto the center loose shaft with a rubber mallet. Maybe a dab of crazy glue would help, too, and you can scrape off excess with a razor blade or small knife.......it's easily doable.

If you buy 2 sets of 10, and only need 4, that leaves 16 - enough for 2 eight lug snares......now that's tempting, too.....I will be there next week - let me see them in person because I don't want those issues either. In the meanwhile, I'd try the mallet/crazy glue fix......
 

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Believe me this drum has the mojo and im leery to take the drum apart! Lol
But i will cause i can!
Ill try that,JDG!
Thanks
 


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