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WalterKohn 03-29-2013 07:50 PM

Black Magic 6.5X14" "Brassified" Brass Tube Lugs or No?
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Here is my 6.5x14" "Black Magic" snare from 2010. I am "Brassifying" this becuase it is less expensive to do it to then my Black Beauty. I bought the Brass Die Cast hoops from Ludwig directly and the Tension Rods, Strainer, and Butt Plate are from DrumFactoryDirect.Com. My question is should I go with the Brass Tube Lugs as well? Does anyone know the exact size I would need? I think it is 3 and 1/2 inches, I can't find any specs anywhere online about the actual size. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!

zarrdoss 03-29-2013 09:07 PM

Re: Black Magic 6.5X14" "Brassified" Brass Tube Lugs or No?
looks great as is, I don't know what size you need but think the brass lugs would accent it better. Just order ones based on the size of your old ones should be from center of the mount holes. I actually think my 8" BM has the same length lugs.

Duck Tape 03-30-2013 03:55 PM

Re: Black Magic 6.5X14" "Brassified" Brass Tube Lugs or No?
I agree, it looks nice like that.

Can't help with the lugs but I notice that my 6.5" (black beauty) uses the same as the 5" equivalent so ludwig might not help. Maybe measure yours and have a look here:


Soupy 03-30-2013 04:38 PM

Re: Black Magic 6.5X14" "Brassified" Brass Tube Lugs or No?
I vote brass lugs, especially since you swapped out the strainer/butt.

The only trick in buying tubes is how they're measured. Sometimes you'll see them described by their overall length, and sometimes by the spacing for the screw holes. Hole spacing is what matters for buying replacements.


These are 3.5" hole spacing; I'd bet they're what you need, based on the photos.

KarlCrafton 04-03-2013 06:50 PM

Re: Black Magic 6.5X14" "Brassified" Brass Tube Lugs or No?
I'm pretty sure the BM series, and the new Supralite snares use the same hole spacing as all the "Ludwig copy" snares out there in the 6.5 size, so the larger "generic" tube lugs should fit, but you need to take a lug off and measure to be sure.

I vote for doing Brass lugs! I don't usually go for those, but the hoops/strainer look really sweet on that shell, so I'd do the whole thing.

I actually didn't like the slightly longer tubes, but in the last couple years, they've grown on me, & I like them a lot now.

A Supralite with Brass hardware would look pretty awesome too.....hmmmmmm.......

WalterKohn 06-10-2013 05:02 PM

Re: Black Magic 6.5X14" "Brassified" Brass Tube Lugs or No?
Thanks for all the replies, pics will be up shortly of the Brass Tube Lugs!!!!

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