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- Jan 22, 2019
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Hasn't been a problem for me. I don't think there is much to worry about from normal usage. Longer rods are going to be more sensitive to bumps and such in transit but if you haul them in cases (like you always should) that shouldn't be an issue either. Of course that's just me, I treat my stuff carefully, anything is possible, some people seemingly go out of their way to mistreat their instruments so anything can happen. reasonable care....shouldn't result in any issues.Question for the vintage single-center-lug players - I recall back in the 60s the long rods were subject to twisting out of shape, which led to tuning issues - was that an urban legend or if not, how did you guys avoid that problem?
Thanks for the inffo.You might consider repairing that area around the spurs with fiberglass. It would be just as strong as adding wood but thinner, plus the resin soaking into the shells existing wood should further reinforce it. I've used fiberglass to repair gaping holes in shells and it works well and is solid enough to redrill and place a new tom mount system over it.
Some older Slingerland drums did have a third re-ring in the center. Not sure on bass drums but deeper toms (16x16) sometimes did. The center rings seem common for MIJ sets.