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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O put you wittle hands on it and tear it apart :) Remember a Lady assembled it (likely) before you
 

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Interesting. Did you fix it ok? I am seriously looking at one of these but heard about this problem.
Great to hear it has the mojo. How would you say it compares to a Supra 14x6.5 soundwise?
 

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Interesting. Did you fix it ok? I am seriously looking at one of these but heard about this problem.
Great to hear it has the mojo. How would you say it compares to a Supra 14x6.5 soundwise?
Dan,its a little more open sounding with the tubes.
The lugs,i ran some JB weld in the turrets,slammed them together, waited 24 hrs to put them back on.
Within a day,the center pieces pulled back out so i just play it like that.
The drum is so expressive and i cant sell it! Lol
It gives my 6.5 Blackro a good run for the money!
 

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Dan,its a little more open sounding with the tubes.
The lugs,i ran some JB weld in the turrets,slammed them together, waited 24 hrs to put them back on.
Within a day,the center pieces pulled back out so i just play it like that.
The drum is so expressive and i cant sell it! Lol
It gives my 6.5 Blackro a good run for the money!
Hmmm. That lug issue is a drag especially considering what we have to pay for the gear.
 

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Don't the Gretsch tube lugs have set screws that lock the center tube into the end pieces? Most tube lugs I've seen have an allen head set screw that is threaded into the end piece through the same hole that the shell mount screw uses and tightens against the center tube to prevent it from pulling out. I don't know if Gretsch tube lugs use them or not, but if they do, they could simply be loose which would allow the pieces to separate.
 

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Don't the Gretsch tube lugs have set screws that lock the center tube into the end pieces? Most tube lugs I've seen have an allen head set screw that is threaded into the end piece through the same hole that the shell mount screw uses and tightens against the center tube to prevent it from pulling out. I don't know if Gretsch tube lugs use them or not, but if they do, they could simply be loose which would allow the pieces to separate.
Sorry,nope
 


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