Will they fit My drums?
TightScrews will fit most American and Japanese drums.
TightScrews will fit pre-1995 DW drums with 12-24 thread, and DW
and Pacific Drums with "Truepitch" threads (supplied after late
1994). Be sure to specify DW rods for drums fitted with
Truepitch (fine) threads (currently available in only 1 5/8" or
2" ). TightScrews do not fit Sonor products fitted with slotted
head tension rods, but will fit Sonor products fitted with
standard 12-24 thread tension rods.
How do I know what size to order?
Unfortunately, tension rod listings for many different drums over the
years, have proven to be less than reliable. Therefore, we recommend
that you simply remove one of your tension rods and measure the length
from the shoulder (under the head including the washer) to the bottom
end of the screw. Choose the closest of the 5 sizes we currently carry.
For special orders, please contact us.
IMPORTANT: Slightly longer replacement is
fine, but not shorter.
How many should I use?
We recommend using TightScrews on all lugs on a rim that has loosening
problems. That method will enable you to have equal tuning tension and
'feel' while prolonging the life of your heads. However, if you are
having problems with only a few screws on a given drum, or budget is an
issue, try just replacing only the problematic rods. Remember, they will
'feel' different from the factory rods when you are tensioning them.You
will still need to constantly re-tension the conventional rods if you
are a heavy player.