Slingy 3 pt. strainer replacement?

rpludwig

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What do you guys use to replace a common Slingy 3 pt strainer....I don't see the Gibralter model working, holes don't look like they'll align...

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I think I've read that the top 2 holes with a little bending/filing/blasphemy can line up, and just snap a little plastic thingus (like the screw hiders from flat-pack furniture) to go between the vestigial bottom leg and the shell.
 

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I made the Gibraltar strainer work with my Gretsch RB shell by gently bending the arms. I used a rubber washer over the bottom leg to protect the shell
 

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The Gibraltar works pretty well on my late-50's Slingy. The top two screws fit perfectly into the holes in the drum. The bottom screw doesn't come close to the hole, so I "custom cut" a piece of cardboard to fit under the strainer where the bottom screw would hit the drum. Works fine.
 

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Here’s what I did for an RK shell: an Inde strainer secured with the bottom bolt and a small strap of thin brass over the top slot that took no time to shape and drill. It works very well and is a much nicer (though more expensive than the Gibraltar mod option.

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The Gibraltar strainer looks super Retro, works really smoothly and you can't beat it for 18 bucks!
 

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