Originally Posted by SgtThump
I bought an R4L throwoff for my brass supra. Got it from Memphis Drum Shop around 6 months ago (they had them in stock.)
I had the same experience as the original poster. Even though you can slide the bolts up and down in "channels" on the throwoff to make everything line up, the top bolt wouldn't go quite high enough. Since there's the "bead" in the shell and a cutout in the R4L, that's kind of a big deal.
I talked it through with Ron Dunnett (who was a nice guy, buy the way). The options were to make the top hole in the shell a little bigger or return it for a refund. I actually ended up using a Dremel to grind down the head on the top bolt a little, which allowed it to go up more. It's SUPER close to lining up now, so I just installed it as is and haven't had any issues!
It's a pretty nice piece of machinery! Maybe a little over-engineered for a throwoff, but very nice.
I was actually going to do that but decided not to because its for my Black Beauty which we all know how expensive it is. I wanted everything to be top notch and perfect on it. Plus did not want to be out 70$ if it did not work plus put out another 60$ for a P-86... Thanks for the reply can you post a picture of what yours looks like after you used the dremel. I just want to see how close it is to the bead.
Originally Posted by keep it simple
Ron is a member here. You can send him a PM for free (always suggest donations to the site though :) I'm sure he'd be delighted to answer your question.
Thanks I did not know he was a member here, I don't mind spending a 1$, he does fantastic work and I appreciate all his products.