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    Default Tension rods for 14x5.5 snare

    Currently the snare takes 1 3/4
    However I'm 11 short....

    I have plenty of different mm tension rods and I know those came as a 47mm

    Is there a mm of closer number that might work. Only ones ive found are 52mm and 1 3/8ths inch.
    Everything else seems to be 2 inches or more

    Any help would be appreciated.

    The snare is Mapex V Series 14x5.5 basswood snare.

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    I actually struggle to follow your post.
    However,
    https://drumsonsale.com/catalogsearc...q=tension+rods

    Please be aware that the measurements may be the length of the THREAD, not the length of the overall ROD.
    Pearl/Dixon/Paiste/LP/Remo/Pro-Mark 5ABN

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    Edit: I meant to thank you for your response. My apologies.

    I was basically saying what size tension rod would work with a snare that at one time used 47mm sized tension rods, it's 1 and 3/4ths or you could say 1.75 inches. I wondered if I could use a slight size smaller like a 42mm. When I look the sizes up I get all sorts of measurements from inches to millimeters, etc...

    I have a buddy who has plenty of extra rods he will send me but he doesnt have the exact size I need. I remember when I had a problem using the original tension rods on my 8in tom. Someone on here suggested using smaller rods and it worked perfectly. Just trying to see if theres a cheaper way such as using smaller or longer rods.

    Sorry if my explanation wasnt clear. I'm sure its an odd question to be asked and even harder to word properly. I know I can go to drumfactorydirect and order 1 3/4" tension rods. But I was looking to use hardware thats stored and can maybe be used rather than buying new ones.

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    So you know what size you need and now are sourcing it..?

    As you have said, there is often flexibility in the lengths that the lugs take.
    Pearl/Dixon/Paiste/LP/Remo/Pro-Mark 5ABN

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    Yes... Actually I followed your chart... I waa measuring wrong. Measuring from the threads down its 1 1/4 in. I was measuring from the inner part under the washer and bolt used to tighten the tension rod. Probably why I couldn't find the proper size. Ive got the correct measurement and will order the correct size.

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