Originally Posted by MJ14
I am getting a custom 14x6 snare drum and putting 2 3/16 tube lugs on it, so I'm wondering what size tension rods do I need? I've tried searching on here and google with no lucky really, and I know there's a ton of knowledgeable guys on here! I would appreciate any input! Thanks a bunch.
Let's see math time. 6" minus 2 and 3/16 equals 3 and 13 16ths. Divide that by 2 and you get an inch and a half, plus 13 - 32nds, just round it off to 2 inches. Figuring at least 1/2 inch of rod in the lug plus a little extra and I think it would be safe to say that if your rods were 3 inches long, that should be the right length.