Memory Lock for Rogers Swan Leg HH?

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For your Rogers Swan Leg HiHat stand users... I'm finding that the top post of the stand is constantly slipping down into the lower half - and I keep having to really crank it down. I'm guessing something may be overused/squished because with pretty light play, it still slips down eventually. I'm thinking about finding a memory lock that will fit - I believe this tube is just 5/8" wide. Does anyone know of a small memory lock that will work?
 

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While some may just say to use a hose clamp, I'd prefer to use an actual 5/8" memory clamp. The problem is that this size isn't very common. Still, they are out there. I found one on eBay to use on a Slingerland mid-60's double tom holder...but not as a memory lock! I customized it with a screw on each side to keep the toms from hanging down! I'm not at home, so don't have access to the pictures!

Just go to eBay and the "musical instruments & gear" section and put in 5/8" memory lock. A handful does show up, including a Rogers and DW!

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Had the same issue. Luckily I had the correct size memory lock that works very well. I have also used the aforementioned hose clamp.
 

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There was an actual Rogers memriloc version of the swan-leg hi-hat stand, offered very briefly in 1975-76. I saw a relatively modern picture of Charlie Watts still using it.
 

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There was an actual Rogers memriloc version of the swan-leg hi-hat stand, offered very briefly in 1975-76. I saw a relatively modern picture of Charlie Watts still using it.
Here are pictures of the hi hat stand being referred to. It's from the 1976 catalog.

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Yeah, a 5/8ths inch shaft collar would work and should be readily available. DW does use a 5/8ths memory collar on some of their stands. I use one on my Ludwig Standard tom holder which is also that size but they are a bit clunky looking as they are made to match the height adjustment casting of those stands.

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I have both versions of the hi-hat stand in question, both the later Memri-Loc version and the original version like yours. If I want to use one for a gig I tend to go with the Memri-loc version since it is less prone to slipping. If you could find that size memri-loc collar it would do the trick on the regular stand.

Ludwig used hose clamps as memory clamps (and one assumes to help hold things in place) on their hi-hat stands and they worked fine.

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Not the regular style hose clamps with the worm gear setup but a different type, although it still appears to have been an off the shelf part. similar to this one

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I assume those are available in various sizes. Here's 92 of them for $15!

Amazon.com: Swpeet 92Pcs 10 Sizes Zinc Plated Mini Fuel Injection Line Style Hose Clamp Assortment Kit Perfect for Automotive, Agriculture, Plant & Construction: Automotive
 
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There was an actual Rogers memriloc version of the swan-leg hi-hat stand, offered very briefly in 1975-76. I saw a relatively modern picture of Charlie Watts still using it.
I got one of these when I bought my Big R kit in 1976. Wish I still had those drums and the stand.
 

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I had the same problem and bought the Supreme hihat when it first came out, but that was 45 years ago
I wanted a Supreme Hi-Hat very much but for some reason when I went to Franks Drum shop to buy one (1978) I ended up buying a Pearl one instead. I think it was slightly cheaper. I regretted that decision almost as soon as we headed west out of Chicago. The Pearl one worked fine though (I actually originally wanted a Ludwig Atlas until they changed over to the tubular legs, then switching my allegiance to the Rogers, until I DIDN'T buy it).

Fortunately a few years ago a guy I know said he had some hardware I might be interested in. His primary interest is marching drums and so he usually prices drum set related things very reasonably, so when he calls I show up a.s.a.p (hasn't called in a good long time though). When I stopped by he had three new-old-stock hi-hat stands set up in a row that he had somehow pried out of Faust Music in Milwaukee. There was a flat based Slingerland, a swan leg memri-loc Rogers, and, be still my heart, a Memri-Loc Rogers Supreme. I'm thinking I have to buy the Supreme no matter what..."How Much?" " Would you do $25 for all three?". Why Yes...yes I would. :)
 


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