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Old 01-28-2014, 01:28 PM
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Default How cool is this? Pearl Spin Tight tuning rods

Pearls answer to tunesafe/tightscrews and the like.

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I like the idea.

I don't like how careful I'd have to be with that dedicated drum key though. As it stands, I seem to have turned misplacing the things into a sport.
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Very cool! Looks like they can be fitted on any drum as long as the length and thread size is correct.
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Hahaha = cool! Floor bolts for drums, & why not :)
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:05 AM
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Very nice and that is about time !!!!! Companies have come up with all kinds of stuff /type of woods and what not , and not much about tension rods loosening up.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:13 AM
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Meh....I'll stick with my old school tension rods
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:34 AM
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And if I were Mr Pearl, I would sell those by themselves in packs of 10 with the key. Fit for all drums. Are you listening Mr. pearl.? I would think you only need them on the batter in fact maybe only the snare.
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Very nice and that is about time !!!!! Companies have come up with all kinds of stuff /type of woods and what not , and not much about tension rods loosening up.
Actually, lots of products have been released to solve tension loss issues. Some good, some not so good. This solution from Pearl is a really good one, & an adaptation of existing bolt technology. Bottom line is though, the easiest way of preventing tension loss is to design the lugs correctly.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:45 AM
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That tension rod design is what is commonly known as an expansion bolt. The design has existed for many years. It has been used on everything from bicycles to bolts for fastening things to walls and floors in buildings. There are also plastic versions of the expansion bolt that are used to secure automotive body parts.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:37 AM
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I wasn't aware of it prior to this.

Still, seems like a better solution than the others.
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Actually, lots of products have been released to solve tension loss issues. Some good, some not so good. This solution from Pearl is a really good one, & an adaptation of existing bolt technology. Bottom line is though, the easiest way of preventing tension loss is to design the lugs correctly.
I am aware of that. I have all my batter head sides held with tightscrews (snare and toms). I use a lot of rimshots on all tons and they loosen quite a bit. Tightscrews made it way better (not 100% though). This looks like a permanent fix :)
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That's a pretty nifty idea, but in the end for me it'll all come down to price: there are a LOT of tuning rods on my kit and I'm not about to spend a small fortune on replacing all of them when 20 mins every couple of weeks to fine tune the drums in the normal fashion would suffice to keep them sounding great.
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And if I were Mr Pearl, I would sell those by themselves in packs of 10 with the key. Fit for all drums. Are you listening Mr. pearl.? I would think you only need them on the batter in fact maybe only the snare.
I was told they would be sold in packs of 4 and 6.

As 4+4 = 8 lug drum

And 4+6 for a 10 lug.
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I like the idea.

I don't like how careful I'd have to be with that dedicated drum key though. As it stands, I seem to have turned misplacing the things into a sport.
I was told the inner screw works with standard Allen wrench.

Granted, you still need the correct size Allen wrench.

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Very cool! Looks like they can be fitted on any drum as long as the length and thread size is correct.
1st question I asked "is that standard threading?" and I was told yes.

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Actually, lots of products have been released to solve tension loss issues. Some good, some not so good. This solution from Pearl is a really good one, & an adaptation of existing bolt technology. .
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Its clever IMO, but the reality I believe is going to result in some broken lugs/lug nuts.
The 'special key' is the achilles heal. I guess you could carry around the correct allen wrench as a back up.
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Eh. I'll stick to my regular tension rods.
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These lugs king of remind me of the Reebok pump shoes from the early 90's. I had a pair of those and I pumped them up so much they busted. I feel like people are going to tighten these up so much bad things are going to happen. Unless they figured out a way around that.
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I'm guessing I would tighten these to the point of still being able to use the drum key without having to loosen the inner bit at all. just a bit of friction and not totally using them as brakes.
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I'm guessing I would tighten these to the point of still being able to use the drum key without having to loosen the inner bit at all. just a bit of friction and not totally using them as brakes.
As you tighten the expansion adjuster the screw becomes funnel shaped at the end so It would not pass through the lug. You could only tighten the tension rod further, and not loosen it. These tension rods are pretty much locked, or unlocked. There is very limited partial brake type adjustment permitted.
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