Vintage Ludwig club date tension rods
by Bunny Hoover
Hi, I am wondering if there are any manufacturers that are currently making tension rods that are compatible with circa 1965 Ludwig "Club Date" model drums, specifically a 14 X 14 floor tom. These are longer rods that insert into a single "bow tie" style lug.
Sometimes these parts will show up on EBay. You just have to keep looking for new availability.
Another place you might try is drum forums. I saw a few entries about these rods and one person said he had them, but the post was a few years old.
You also might try this site:
They say that they have all Ludwig Vintage parts
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