Which Tension Rods Do I Get?

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Post Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:50 pm

I plan on making a 5x14 snare drum.

On AMDrumParts, they have this lug (item #7a), it says it has 2" hole to hole drilling.

So with that in mind, which tension rods (from this page: http://amdrumparts.com/misc.htm) do I order?
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Post Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:35 pm

Probably the 35mm, 42mm is standard size rod. Since you're doing a 5" deep shel with 2" hole pattern that leaves you an inch and a half on each end of the lug.
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Post Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:10 pm

Timekeep69 wrote:Probably the 35mm, 42mm is standard size rod. Since you're doing a 5" deep shel with 2" hole pattern that leaves you an inch and a half on each end of the lug.

Okay. I don't mean to underestimate you or anything, but are you sure 35mm is the size I should be going for?
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Post Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:34 pm

35mm is like 1.37777723897528735 inches, does this round up to 1.5''? If so then I was right Jason ;)
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Post Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:02 pm

I'm about 85% sure that the 35mm will fit.
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Post Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:54 pm

Is that exactly 1.5'' or is it like 1 3/16''?
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Post Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:44 pm

i know for sure that 38mm is exactly 1 1/2"
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Post Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:23 am

if you use john at amdrumparts, just order tension rods. he'll include the right ones with your order.
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:18 am

According to the Drum Foundry Tension Rodulator on their website, they suggest a 42mm which is a 1 5/8" tension rod. Keep in mind you'll have some space inside the lug to compensate for the 42mm rod over the 35mm rod. Also, you could get the 42's with nylon washers, which will compensate for 2mm or so.

Nice lugs btw, I've seen similar ones on some older Premier snares.
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