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Old 08-06-2010, 03:56 PM
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Yes, you're both right; now I see what you're referring to on the factory legs (the direction the legs are inserted into the fixture on the shell). This weekend I'll take them apart and adjust accordingly.

Meanwhile - any other thoughts on the clamp on spurs? Is the consensus that these are likely factory "defects?" I am puzzled by their design... they seem to be mirror images of each other, carefully made, and possibly with different dates of manufacture. In any event, I suppose they're out of warranty!
My take on these clamp ons is that they are maybe for a larger, or smaller, drum? Could be they are for maybe, say an 18 or 26? That might make the angle more appropriate.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:17 PM
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Vintagemore2000 - I was wondering if you might be able to post a close up of your gold bass drum's let mount(s) so I can see the part where it attaches to the shell? (to see if the style matches between our drums and if they're bolted to the shell the same way/direction); thanks!
If you'll give me a day or so, it's in a case under a ton of drums, but I'll be glad to do so!
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:20 PM
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My take on these clamp ons is that they are maybe for a larger, or smaller, drum? Could be they are for maybe, say an 18 or 26? That might make the angle more appropriate.
Well, a good suggestion.... but,,, (having just now expanded the sample), I've tried them on bass drums with 18", 20", 22" and 24" diameters... No progress. The angle is the same on all, which is to say, they don't work, sad to say.

Maybe these are extremely rare and worth a fortune?
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:21 PM
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If you'll give me a day or so, it's in a case under a ton of drums, but I'll be glad to do so!
Thanks!!! That would be great.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:08 PM
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see if these help?

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Old 08-08-2010, 01:13 PM
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yes, thanks, these are very helpful. It looks like the legs in my Ludwig drum are mounted the reverse of yours (the clamp part is the same mounting, orientation though). I'll try changing mine

(... fast forward to the next day...)

Here's what I've learned...

On the bass drum I have, when I undo the set screw, etc., and swap (reverse left-right sides) the legs, and mount them so that they insert into the front of the shell-mounted clamp, the legs barely reach the ground and are much less supporting of the drum. Plus, when I fold the legs toward the shell, each leg then bumps directly into the top of a lug (on my drum there are separate lugs for the batter and reso heads).

When the legs are returned to their original placement, they are more supportive and are able to fold directly against the shell without bumping into anything. Compared to modern drum spurs, they're still not quite as solid, but fairly usable . To increase utility is what got me on the hunt for supplemental hoop-mounted clamp-on spurs, and so far (see my first post) presently I am the proud owner of what is plausibly a factory mishap(!).

On your gold bass drum, the legs cannot fold directly against the shell due to the single lug design, and will end up resting against the tension rod even if swapped to the other side (i.e., in either orientation, I would think).

Not having other similar era drums to directly compare to, I'm wondering if having the legs inserted into the rear is how they're supposed to go (on your drum too?)? The rear of the clamp is angled such that it is closer to the floor and when legs are inserted thusly, it would seem to give more room for support and adjustment (at least in my instance).
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:45 PM
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yes, thanks, these are very helpful. It looks like the legs in my Ludwig drum are mounted the reverse of yours (the clamp part is the same mounting, orientation though). I'll try changing mine

(... fast forward to the next day...)

Here's what I've learned...

On the bass drum I have, when I undo the set screw, etc., and swap (reverse left-right sides) the legs, and mount them so that they insert into the front of the shell-mounted clamp, the legs barely reach the ground and are much less supporting of the drum. Plus, when I fold the legs toward the shell, each leg then bumps directly into the top of a lug (on my drum there are separate lugs for the batter and reso heads).

When the legs are returned to their original placement, they are more supportive and are able to fold directly against the shell without bumping into anything. Compared to modern drum spurs, they're still not quite as solid, but fairly usable . To increase utility is what got me on the hunt for supplemental hoop-mounted clamp-on spurs, and so far (see my first post) presently I am the proud owner of what is plausibly a factory mishap(!).

On your gold bass drum, the legs cannot fold directly against the shell due to the single lug design, and will end up resting against the tension rod even if swapped to the other side (i.e., in either orientation, I would think).

Not having other similar era drums to directly compare to, I'm wondering if having the legs inserted into the rear is how they're supposed to go (on your drum too?)? The rear of the clamp is angled such that it is closer to the floor and when legs are inserted thusly, it would seem to give more room for support and adjustment (at least in my instance).
I've got another bass drum I'll get pics of then, as with the wfl, yeah swapping them like you did, that is the end result, they are left and right orientation. mine on the wfl will fold up completely out of the way! find some rubber feet to go over your spikes that will help some, but i use mine as is! yeah I"ve seen the mystery not be solved, that is probably what these are the new guy's first attempt!
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