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Re:Billy Ward's article on MD last issue
« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2004, 02:01 PM »
What am I missing regarding the butt plate?  

I've seen the old, old, OLD style butt plates, with about a dozen holes on it to thread gut snares through - there was one on my old Universal brass snare drum.  However, I didn't know they used those on Acrolites.  All the Acrolites I've seen or owned, had butt plates that would accept straps or grosgrain without skipping a beat.  Same design as the current model.

BTW, I think that current Ludwig butt plate is number P32...

I was thinking the same thing. I replaced the strainer on my 66 Acro, but not the butt - it works fine with straps.

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« Reply #81 on: November 11, 2004, 06:31 PM »
Yes, as James and Mr. Acrolite stated, the strap works fine with the original butt plate.

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« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2004, 07:13 PM »
This isn't a good picture but this is the butt plate on my Acro.  It has the 2 holes for the cords.  

It's hard to tell from the picture but maybe there's a rectangle type of piece (goes over the Ludwig logo) that clamps down to the butt plate that holds the strap in place?  If so, I'm missing this piece.

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« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2004, 08:19 PM »
Yep, you're missing a part.  I suspected as much.

The two holes are for screws.  The two screws attach to a plate (not visible in this photo), and you hold the strap in place between the (now missing) plate and the main part of the butt plate.



Maybe your local drum shop will have the missing part sitting in a parts drawer.  If not, just go ahead and order another P32 - it costs about five bucks, IIRC.  (Available from  http://www.drummaker.com/shop]Drum Supply House ...I probably should give them the plug, since I "borrowed" the image - but not the bandwidth - from their site...)
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« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2004, 06:24 AM »
Dunno yet. I've just yesterday given into the peer pressure and ordered a 42-strander...

Whoa! The snare now sounds so fat I may need to buy it new pants!

"Then I heard that sound [bwarm bwarm bwarm bwarm] now I'm a believer,
Not a trace [bwarm bwarm bwarm bwarm] of doubt in my mind,
I'm in love (oooooooo) with a 42-strander, now I just need some grosgrain too."

Ok, there may be a reason why I'm a CTO not a songwriter.


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« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2004, 06:30 AM »
Whoa! The snare now sounds so fat I may need to buy it new pants!

"Then I heard that sound [bwarm bwarm bwarm bwarm] now I'm a believer,
Not a trace [bwarm bwarm bwarm bwarm] of doubt in my mind,
I'm in love (oooooooo) with a 42-strander, now I just need some grosgrain too."

Ok, there may be a reason why I'm a CTO not a songwriter.



You have been assimilated.



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« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2004, 07:35 AM »
I see I stand alone.


Help, I need somebody, help, not just anybody,
help, you know I need someone, help.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed 42's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
now I find I've changed my snare and ordered up some more.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down,
and I do appreciate my old snares' sound.
Help me, find some 20's, flat or wound,
won't you please, please, help me.

Help, I need somebody, help, not just anybody,
help, you know I need someone, help.

And now my chops have slid in oh so many ways,
my independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so in the groove,
I know that I need my old snares like I've never done before.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down,
and I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, find some grovers or some puresounds,
won't you please, please, help me.


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« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2004, 08:04 AM »
And now my chops have slid in oh so many ways,
my independence seems to vanish in the haze.

ROFLMAO!!!

   
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« Reply #88 on: November 13, 2004, 09:05 AM »
Funny thing was I didn't change a word in line two:  
'my independence seems to vanish in the haze.'

;D

 

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