Memory Locks for older, thin cymbal rods?

retrosonic

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Guys,

I've used small hose clamps on my vintage sets forever instead of memory locks, because i could never find memory locks small enough things like a cymbal "L" rod, gretsch BD spurs, thin cymbal stand top, etc.

I've never seen any for a 8mm or 6mm rods.

Does anyone make memory locks for this old, smaller rods? I wouldnt mind buying a pack if they would for my small stuff.

Thanks for any help.

Retro
 

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I bought some small memory locks from Drum Supply House in Nashville about a month ago. I don't remember the brand but Andy said it was a recent product. I put them on 1960's Ludwig cymbal stands top rods that I assume are 3/8" diameter. They adjust with a drum key and I "retired" my ancient hose clamps. The larger size of the same product is used for some tom mounts and also floor tom legs. Hope this helps, good luck, and happy hunting.
 

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Pedal and Squid. Thank you both for those suggestions! A big help to me!

I have requested prices from both places. But I have a hunch the drill stops are gonna be cheaper!
 
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Pedal and Squid. Thank you both for those suggestions! A big help to me!

I have requested prices from both places. But I have a hunch the drill stops are gonna be cheaper!
I have used the drill collars. Depending on the size, I have been able to replace the allen head screws with small square head drum screws. Or maybe use wing screws.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I’m using a 70’s Ludwig Atlas hi hat stand and 1400 flat base cymbal stands. Would love better memory lock options.
 

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