Tension Rods

We find today that many drummers are building their own sets.  After the shells and wrap are selected, decisions need to be made about the hardware- even down to the tension rods.  We have provided hardware for many custom drum builders who have been very happy with our quality parts at an exceptional price.

Also we find that many times when one buys a used set of drums, parts are missing.  And the first parts to be lost are usually tension rods, t-handles, and/or claws.  But never fear, we at Jammin Sam provide an excellent selection of these items.

We have helped thousands of people over the years get their sets back on track and parts for custom drum builders.  If you are interested in quality parts at exceptional prices or have any questions, call us.

Premium Tension Rods (w/steel washers)

Premium Tension Rods for your musical drum project

SizeSet Count
1″, 1-3/8″$4.99$7.99$9.99$12.99$15.99$29.99$49.99
1-5/8″, 2″$4.99$7.99$10.99$13.99$15.99$29.99$49.99
2-1/4″, 2-1/2″$4.99$8.99$11.99$14.99$17.99$32.99$59.99
4- 3/8″$7.99$14.99$19.99$24.99$29.99$49.99$89.99

The following guidelines may help you figure your size:

  • 1″ is usually used just for mounts, not lugs.
  • 1-5/8″ is a replacement for most snares and toms.
  • 2″ for older toms and snares.
  • 2-1/4″ & 2-1/2″ may be needed for 60s, 70s, and older drums (& for some customized drums).
  • 3″ is sometimes used for newer customized basses (as well as 3-3/4″)
  • 3-3/4″ replaces some older Gretsch bass drums.
  • 4-5/16″ replaces most T-handles for basses.
  • 6-1/2″ replacement for basses with center lugs.
  • 8-5/8″ replacement with drums w/ no lugs, but threaded claws (side to side).
All tension rod measurements are taken under the collar, not the entire length.

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