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Old 06-04-2021, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: Rogers Collet Thread Size?

Thanks for all the replies!

I hadn't made the taper connection. It makes sense! I'll try Al Drew.

Much like Yamaha Tom Arms. Do you ever wonder why a Yamaha tom arm is tapered at the very end? I found this out the hard way.

I had installed a RIMS mount on an older Yamaha tom, so I needed the shorter hex rod "YESS" arm (otherwise the longer hex arm was hitting the drum instead of being able to go through it). I didn't have a YESS arm, so I just cut a standard hex arm shorter. I couldn't get the tom onto the hex arm and I couldn't figure out why. It turns out, inside the Yamaha Tom Bracket that mounts on the shell (or the RIMS mount), it has a little plastic piece that keeps it tight on the hex rod when tightening down the wing screw. The taper at the very end of a Yamaha hex arm gradually "lifts" the plastic piece out of the way so the bracket will slide onto the hex arm. Without the taper being there, the plastic piece won't move out of the way, so in order for me to mount that tom on the arm, I had to put the tom upside down on the floor and put the hex arm in upside down, so that gravity would lifting the plastic piece out of the way.

Moral of the story, the taper is there for a reason! (And don't cut a Yamaha hex arm shorter unless you want to attach the drum upside down each time)!
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:35 AM
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Hi V!

Let us know if Al still has the machined collet noses.

As to your Yamaha issue, your are absolutely correct about the purpose of the tapered shaft on the tom arms! Here's a picture of my custom painted Pearl EXR set. I decided to go with a Yamaha YESS mount. The closeup clearly shows the tapered end of the hex shaft. NEVER cut it off!!

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Old 06-05-2021, 12:26 PM
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I just checked and Al Drew's Music only has a Facebook Page, not a website.

He is selling the collet noses on ebay under user "aldrewmusic" for $59 each.

I might try calling the store on Monday to see if he would sell more than one direct (not on ebay) for cheaper.
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:48 PM
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Dave Drew is the son of the late Al Drew. Dave is continuing the business that Al started and operated for many years.
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Old 06-05-2021, 01:43 PM
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Dave Drew is the son of the late Al Drew. Dave is continuing the business that Al started and operated for many years.
I honestly did not know that Al had passed away. Thanks for this info.

And, yes, $59 is pricey! For that price, I'd go with the solid stainless steel repros offered by Steve Ellis. Here's a link to his auction. Only 4 left. Steve makes these in batches, so not sure how long you'd have to wait for another batch.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/19370878993....c100167.m2940

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