Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!
I picked my kit up yesterday. All boxed up! LOL! I wanted the natural teak, came from GC shipping dist. Center, had it in about 4 days.
Anywhoo, I took a few pics of the lugs and to the best of my abilities I tried to examine the lug and use of the plastic part of the lug. In my humble opinion, the plastic part has absolutely nothing to do with the function of the lug mounting or tuning of the drum. It's sole purpose is to hold the barrel nut or threaded tube into the lug.
Even if the plastic part would fall off or get bumped off (which would be hard to do) it would not affect the lug at all.