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Old 04-09-2011, 10:48 PM
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I have a 6.5x14 Black Beauty with die-cast hoops. I rim shot on the back beat all of the time and I kept having issues with lugs detuning on both the top and bottom. I can't seem to find the thread on here where I originally heard about Tight Screws but I need to thank whoever mentioned them. They seem a bit steep price wise but, WOW, they are worth every penny. I got my order in the mail the other day and changed out all 20 tension rods with Tight Screws. I had a gig last night and my snare drum sounded the exact same at the end of the night as it did in the beginning. I didn't have to go for the drum key even once in four hours of playing when before I'd be grabbing it almost every other song. These things work! All snare drums should come standard with them IMO.

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Old 04-09-2011, 10:56 PM
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Who doesn't like a tight screw lol?
How do they feel when you turn them? Is it clicky or smooth? I have a few songs where I need to tune my snare drum higher or lower and I need to do it fast. Do you see any problem doing that w/ these?
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:50 AM
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Who doesn't like a tight screw lol?
How do they feel when you turn them? Is it clicky or smooth? I have a few songs where I need to tune my snare drum higher or lower and I need to do it fast. Do you see any problem doing that w/ these?
I used them on my Supra because, like Fuz, the backbeat would loosen the tension rod right where the rimshot was.

There isn't any sound at all when tightening or loosening them. Totally smooth. However, they do feel tighter due to the little plastic strip in the shaft. At first, you will think you are cranking way too hard. You most likely aren't. Just screw them down, tune the head as you normally would and it will stay there.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:43 AM
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I have a 6.5x14 Black Beauty with die-cast hoops. I rim shot on the back beat all of the time and I kept having issues with lugs detuning on both the top and bottom. I can't seem to find the thread on here where I originally heard about Tight Screws but I need to thank whoever mentioned them. They seem a bit steep price wise but, WOW, they are worth every penny. I got my order in the mail the other day and changed out all 20 tension rods with Tight Screws. I had a gig last night and my snare drum sounded the exact same at the end of the night as it did in the beginning. I didn't have to go for the drum key even once in four hours of playing when before I'd be grabbing it almost every other song. These things work! All snare drums should come standard with them IMO.

http://stores.tightscrew.com/StoreFront.bok
I have used them for about five years and I have them on all all my drums - around 80 or so in total. Nothing better for keeping your drums in tune.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:13 AM
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I use them on my snare and bass drum and they work great. Well worth the money. I plan to outfit my whole kit with them.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:40 AM
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I was gonna ask if you need to replace just the detuning rod, or a few in that area but it sounds like I'm better off just replacing them all.

Just curious what length/style to get for the ludwig?

I have a 6.5x14 bb too..
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:06 PM
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I have used tighscrews before and although they work I find them a bit stiff and after a few head changes they eventually wear out, I have since changed to rhythm techs IT tuners and found them to be much better in the long term, they are not stiff and wont wear out.

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:11 PM
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I went with 12/24 Stainless steel nuts locked down against the lugs.

Solid, secure hold @ 7c each.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:37 AM
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I got brass hoops on my BB... will either of those solutions wear away the brassiness?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:25 AM
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I got brass hoops on my BB... will either of those solutions wear away the brassiness?
I don't think so if you have plastic washers under the lug nuts.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:26 AM
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I have used tighscrews before and although they work I find them a bit stiff and after a few head changes they eventually wear out, I have since changed to rhythm techs IT tuners and found them to be much better in the long term, they are not stiff and wont wear out.
The "wearing out" doesn't affect the anti-detuning. Yes, Tightscrews are stiff at first, but they settle in quickly. Even when they are relatively worn-in, they still have enough resistance to resist loosening. It really doesn't take much to keep the tuning bolts from loosening and even a little friction from the Tightscrews is all it takes. .
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:44 AM
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The "wearing out" doesn't affect the anti-detuning. Yes, Tightscrews are stiff at first, but they settle in quickly. Even when they are relatively worn-in, they still have enough resistance to resist loosening. It really doesn't take much to keep the tuning bolts from loosening and even a little friction from the Tightscrews is all it takes. .
Yeh it did, after about 4 to 6 head changes the plastic strip was pretty much gone and they backed out after rim shots just like the regular tension rods did.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:31 AM
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Has anyone else experienced what Tard is talking about?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:31 PM
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Yeh it did, after about 4 to 6 head changes the plastic strip was pretty much gone and they backed out after rim shots just like the regular tension rods did.
If the strip is 'gone' TIGHTSCREWS will replace it. Like DMC said, it doesn't take much to keep a rod from detuning.


Masking, or duct tape will work if you're in a pinch.
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