Source for relatively inexpensive solid brass tube lugs (not plated)?

polycrescendo

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What is your favorite lug source for your drum builds? Also who has the hookup on WorldMax drum components? I need a bunch of brass components for a snare and I don't want to pay for custom parts this time around.
 

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From what I can see, WorldMax and DFD do not offer "bare" brass parts... only "plated"

I had some Corder tube lugs made, and smoke billowed from my ears when I realized they were freshly-machined brass, not chrome plated. It cost me another $80 to get them chrome plated. So you can get custom Corder tube lugs, any length you like, but they are NOT cheap.
 

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Yep, no such thing as "inexpensive" solid brass tube lugs! Don Corder has been making them for a very long time now. The best you'll find...and in just about any length you'll need! Chrome plating will certainly increase the cost!

-Mark
 

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The snare on the right has solid brass tube lugs but I don't know where they came from. I thought they were plated but one lug is scuffed pretty deeply revealing only more brass. I wish I could find the maker of these lugs. I figure that maybe one manufacturer might find it easier to make solid ones rather than take the time to plate them.
Regardless, I appreciate the input fellas.
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DFD and WorldMax offer solid brass tube lugs, either chrome or brass plated. Apparently, plating a brass lug with brass is more corrosion-resistant than simply having a bare brass lug???
 

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