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Helicoil question

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I was able to repair my stripped Slingerland bass drum spur bracket and floor tom leg bracket. Since I’m wanting to gig with these, should I go ahead and install helicoils in all of the brackets even if they aren’t stripped (yet)?

Posted on 2 weeks ago
#1
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Hi pristono!

In regards to installing helicois on all your brackets, my advice would be to take a good look at all the threads and see if there are issues. I've got four vintage Slingerland kits and have a helicoil repair on only one bracket! Unless I see physical damage that won't allow the wing screw to properly tighten, I leave them alone until such time as a repair is warranted. That's just me. YMMV!!

-Mark

Posted on 2 weeks ago
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I agree. Also, the most important thing you can do is make sure that the threads are all clean and turn freely. Also important, it to put a small amount of grease on the threads and run them in and out a few times. The combination of the two should prevent galling which leads to the diecast threads stripping.

Posted on 2 weeks ago
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+1 with the above posts.  These two members know their business.

Posted on 2 weeks ago
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