Ludwig snare cord

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I am sure if you went to a fabric shop (Beverly's or Joann's), you could find what you need.

You can also buy blind cords for cheap - 100 yards for $8 on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shade-or-Blind-Repair-Lift-Cord-String-100-FEET-Diamond-Braided-High-Quality/183719550212?hash=item2ac689dd04:m:mqp7Hdsz_aJLRfqKN9QGcwg:sc:USPSFirstClass!93940!US!-1&frcectupt=true
I believe the 0.9mm choice in this listing is the closest to what I measured on the Ludwig orange cord.
 

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Ordered it. Thanks for the lead. Hopefully it doesn’t show up St. Patrick green.
 

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I believe the 0.9mm choice in this listing is the closest to what I measured on the Ludwig orange cord.
Not sure, I just tried to measure my Ludwig orange cord and it seemed to be over a millimeter wide (but less than two). I just ordered 100ft of the 1.4mm based on that. Granted it's hard to measure something like this with any real precision just holding it up to a ruler. I figured I could risk $8, even though I probably still have enough of the real stuff left to last the rest of my lifetime.
 

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I just sold a snare and gave the guy some new "snare cord" which is what I salvaged off the blinds I threw away. The cord on the snare was "real" snare cord and it was slightly thinner than the blind cord. So if you are looking for non-Ludwig replacement cord (as I had posted blind cord on eBay), note that blind cord is 1mm and snare drum cord appears to be 0.9mm.......not a huge difference but I did notice it when compared side by side. Blind cord works just fine, though.
 

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Not sure, I just tried to measure my Ludwig orange cord and it seemed to be over a millimeter wide (but less than two). I just ordered 100ft of the 1.4mm based on that. Granted it's hard to measure something like this with any real precision just holding it up to a ruler. I figured I could risk $8, even though I probably still have enough of the real stuff left to last the rest of my lifetime.
You may be correct about 1.4mm. I ordered 0.9mm samples in three shades of white from www.fixmyblinds.com and they were too thin. I just saw this guide on their site, seems like a great way to judge the correct width: www.fixmyblinds.com/part-categories/cord-string-and-loops/lift-cord-string.html
 

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You may be correct about 1.4mm. I ordered 0.9mm samples in three shades of white from www.fixmyblinds.com and they were too thin. I just saw this guide on their site, seems like a great way to judge the correct width: www.fixmyblinds.com/part-categories/cord-string-and-loops/lift-cord-string.html
Just tried that method of measuring string diameter (thanks for posting it) with my orange Ludwig cord wrapped around a pencil ten times (not as easy to do as you'd think) and it came out to be slightly between 9/16ths and 5/8ths inch....so maybe 1.4mm maybe 1.5mm but definitely one of those two. Even if the 1.4mm stuff I ordered turns out to be a tenth of a millimeter thinner than what Ludwig sells, the description said it would hold 90lbs and I don't think I ever have my snares quite that tight.
 

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Got my 100 feet of 1.4mm cord in the mail today. Looks like we have a winner. Appears to be the same stuff as the Ludwig cord other than the color (white). Same diameter as far as I can tell by eyeballing them side by side. I guess I'm really set for life now as far as the snare cord goes.
 

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