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OK, I believe that the "little brass bell" theory is more fiction than fact. I changed out B&B's for beavetails (shame emoticon ) and there is no difference in sound, period!

However, the B&B's are without a doubt the most beautiful lugs ever made! Have you ever seen an early Rogers COB snare with B&B lugs!!!! Takes my breath away!

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I concur 100%!
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TK and BJ - thanks for the info. My wife can sell my Rogers when I am dead and gone but as long as I am breathing they will be mine to enjoy! Each time I post something on the ROF it seems I always get info that makes me think further and dig deeper. I am going to have to seriously consider what to do. I have enough good B&Bs to do the small tom and one side of the bass so I only need 24 more lugs to complete the project- the other side of the bass and the floor tom. It is a shame the B&Bs weren't a better built lug. This will make the second time I replaced them and really don't want to put on another good set and have them break too. On the other hand I would like to have my drums looking as they did when new. Life is short and I believe in enjoying it as much as I can. Having the B&Bs on my set would make me happy and I really don't care how much money is paid for the drums when I'm gone. I will probably do the repairs but planning on giving it more thought. Again, thanks for the info. I have learned a lot from reading many of the posts on the ROF and am grateful to everyone who supplies info for the rest of us.

I recently added photos of my 83 Ludwig WMP Big Beat set on my website. If you would like to see them go to -

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Thanks again, David
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Beautiful Ludies! Love WMP wrap!

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It was a tough decision as to which color to choose. I've always been partial to the WMP but hesitated because I had seen too many faded yellowed sets. The wrap has held its color really well. I am very pleased. Glad you liked them.
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Great post!
I also really, really like TommyKat's cocktail kit!

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It's the third anniversary of my initial restoration of Stew McGoo (Parklane Cocktail Outfit), and it's now complete with an authentic peanut lug B&B 12" tom.

Ouch! the tom arrived from the Bay with unexpected issues. The seller didn't disclose the bearing edge damage! Still, I've waited for three years for one of these to appear

I strengthened the little peanut lugs using the tried-and-true Propoxy 20 repair method described on this thread. It's been successful these three years running--no lug cracks. It's labor intensive, about a half hour per lug. These had no cracks, but I want to be sure they last a lifetime, since I play Stew McGoo regularly.

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Excellent job, sir!!

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Tommy,

I just got a set of Blue Sparkle '59 B&B drums. The bearing edge on the bd looks similar to your tom. Not wanting to destroy the edge, what did you do to bring it back. Just light sanding?

Yes pictures will be coming when the project is done. The floor tom has 4 swivomounts added. Not by the factory, so some finesse is necessary there as well.
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Amos, yes, I hand sanded and was very careful. Fortunately, I got the edges right, because the drum tunes up properly and sounds excellent.
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B&B REPAIRED LUG UPDATE:

As you may have noticed, I come back to this thread yearly to update B&B users on my repaired B&B lugs.

Once again, after four years and two months, the lugs are holding up perfectly. I play my Rogers Parklane--aka "Stew McGoo"--regularly, and keep it stored under tension.

Note that Rogers-O is experimenting with the use of fiberglass cloth and resin. This actually might be easier to do, and may also actually be as effective. At this juncture, however, it appears that I will never have to worry about my B&Bs again. But if I need to repair another kit, I might try using fiberglass.

Here's Stew McGoo today. Gotta be the funkiest drum set ever. Always a head turner, and it's as good for rock 'n roll as it is for a nice quiet dinner set:

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