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Old 04-14-2013, 04:43 AM
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hi i want to know whats the problem with my snare drum because every time i play the lug that closest to me is keep de tuning
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:48 AM
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Common problem. You probably do a fair amount of rimshots. There's a product called tightscrews that will solve that problem. You only have to use them on the lugs that de-tune. You could also thread a nut on your tension rod and tighten it to the lug after you've tuned it, basically for free.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:52 AM
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The lug is loosening from vibration of the hoop and shell.
There are products that can solve this problem.
There are special tension rods and washers, etc that stop detuning.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:54 AM
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Default Re: lug keep de tuning

That happens-- it's from playing rimshots. Just keep a drum key handy and re-tension it every once in awhile. Or the Lug Locks people are apparently still in business-- you could get your hands on some of those.

I think I've heard about people using some kind of vinyl spray on the problem lugs-- some kind of tacky lubricant, if that makes any sense-- anyone heard of that?
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:04 AM
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I haven't heard of any spray but some drummers use Locktite Blue Thread locker.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/...r-Blue-242.htm
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:15 AM
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Default Re: lug keep de tuning

!do you guys think putting a pearl die cast hoops on my snare would cure this kinda problem?
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:18 AM
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I don't think that cast hoops would help.
The Tightscrew tension rods is the way to go.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:55 AM
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I haven't heard of any spray but some drummers use Locktite Blue Thread locker.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/...r-Blue-242.htm
thanks for this but how im going to use this kind of thing and where can i buy this?
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:18 AM
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Default Re: lug keep de tuning

I use a Tightscrew on my Supra due to the same issue.

As larry said, you only have to use them on the lug that's loosening.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:35 AM
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Locktite blue can be purchased at any hardware or automotive parts store.
However,
The best option is the Tightscrew.
Video http://youtu.be/O7sPoS3Ubgg
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:37 AM
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Common problem. You probably do a fair amount of rimshots. There's a product called tightscrews that will solve that problem. You only have to use them on the lugs that de-tune. You could also thread a nut on your tension rod and tighten it to the lug after you've tuned it, basically for free.
do you know where i can find that thing?
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Tightscrew buying info.
http://www.tucsonwebhosting.net/tigh...me.php?cat=249
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:46 AM
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Common problem. You probably do a fair amount of rimshots. There's a product called tightscrews that will solve that problem. You only have to use them on the lugs that de-tune. You could also thread a nut on your tension rod and tighten it to the lug after you've tuned it, basically for free.
what do you by that i could also thread a nut? and its basically for free
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:53 AM
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You can buy two tightscrews for $2 with free shipping.
That is basically Free!
Larry also suggested buying nuts in a hardware store to lock the rods into place.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:29 AM
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You can buy two tightscrews for $2 with free shipping.
That is basically Free!
Larry also suggested buying nuts in a hardware store to lock the rods into place.
what kind though? do i need to replace the washer?
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:34 AM
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did you watch the video that I posted the link to in post #10?
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:40 AM
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did you watch the video that I posted the link to in post #10?
what i mean is what larry said what kind of nuts?
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This is what larry was talking about. http://youtu.be/7mQ1HUwNmTQ
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Here is another product.
It was real hard to find these. I typed, "Snare drum tension rod lock" into You Tube.
http://youtu.be/4FC6UGLUSys
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Here is another type.
http://youtu.be/OfL3cQ9EFSw
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:42 AM
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Here is another type.
http://youtu.be/OfL3cQ9EFSw
hey man thanks a lot for these kind of videos and products. it really helps me to identify which one of these thing that i will try to put on my snare drum cheers!! Godbless :)
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It was real hard to find these. I typed, "Snare drum tension rod lock" into You Tube.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: lug keep de tuning

I use the black tightscrews on my snare and it works great ( I got black so I know ehivh ones are tightscrews and which aren't ). Now I have to do it on all my tons as they losen up as well !!
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: lug keep de tuning

Track down some 12-24 stainless steel nuts and lock them down onto the lugs. 5mm for DW. They're so cheap, BUT - not the easiest to locate. I have them on every lug on my kits and they're pretty secure.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: lug keep de tuning

The type of hoop isn't your problem -- it's going to happen, those lugs you're pounding on are just going to loosen... luglocks and some of the other suggestions will help... sleeved washers and luglocks seem to help with mine - still have to adjust every so often, nature of the beast.

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