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Old 08-10-2017, 07:53 AM
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Default Easiest fix for a snare that wont keep tune??

I know there are special retrofit doohickies to keep my rods from detuning, but what are your favorite hacks?
Rubber washers? Lock washers? Boogers???

The snare in question is a 6-lug 1970 Slingerland that I don't want to permanently mod.
The rods closest to me only last about 2 songs before they're visibly slack.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: Easiest fix for a snare that wont keep tune??

Hello super iron. 6 lugs snares are not your friend for anything resembling a high tuning. Especially if you're cranking rim shots. It can be done, but you're better off with another snare. If you only have that snare to work with though, you could add the nylon things on the market. Lock nuts are anther option. The only realistic option is a snare that is not 6 lug.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:50 AM
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Default Re: Easiest fix for a snare that wont keep tune??

The snare you have is probably nicer for a lower tuning, especially with 6 lugs.

There's loads of different lug locks out there if you love the snare too much not to use it.

Personally I'd get an 8 or a 10 lug snare which will tune better and will handle higher tuning tensions better.

If you're a Slingerland guys there's loads of great snares from the 70s that tick that box. They go cheap and under the radar.

If you have the money get a radioking snare
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:05 PM
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You know, I never suspected it was because it is a 6 lugger.
I have an 8 lug Gene Krupa and will just sub it out even if it isn't so matchy matchy with the kit.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Easiest fix for a snare that wont keep tune??

Don't have the problem, but the quick fix would be tuner fish or something similar, I guess.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: Easiest fix for a snare that wont keep tune??

I prefer 10 lugs on my snares because I use a higher pitched snare at my gigs. The 2 rods don't really detune, but I'm not punishing it by any stretch. I always lose the plastic things that keep the rod from turning. The nuts on the threads are a PITA, because I change tunings throughout the night depending on my mood. Anymore, I just tighten the offending rods up if they loosen. With a 10 lug snare pitched higher, detuning is almost non existent unless you're a gorilla.

Of course if you like low tunings and are a hard hitter, any snare will detune.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:04 PM
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I know there are special retrofit doohickies to keep my rods from detuning, but what are your favorite hacks?
Rubber washers? Lock washers? Boogers???

The snare in question is a 6-lug 1970 Slingerland that I don't want to permanently mod.
The rods closest to me only last about 2 songs before they're visibly slack.
Gauger Percussion makes a product called Lockerz that fit around your tension rods. There's another company that make one you put the rod through & tighten the 2 locking screws that also come recommended.
As you don't want to give up the use of your 6 lugger, I'd go this route. That way you can still play on what you know and love.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:14 PM
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12-24 nuts locked up against the top of the lug inserts. Rods never move EVER. Works wat better than LugLocks. Just got to be careful not to overtighten or it will strip the threads on the tension rods. A nylon washer between tbe nut and then insert addresses that though.
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You know, I never suspected it was because it is a 6 lugger.
I have an 8 lug Gene Krupa and will just sub it out even if it isn't so matchy matchy with the kit.
Not a bad substitute at all!
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Not a bad substitute at all!
Nope. Sounds better at any tuning anyhow!
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:32 AM
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Easiest? Sell it. Tune it up nice whenever you're about to get rid of it. ;)
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:42 AM
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Get some tightscrews. I've never had good success with lug lock type stuff but the tightscrews are the bomb. Problem solved. :)
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