Gretsch bass drum L-arm cymbal holders - old and new

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  1. JOE COOL

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    awhile back i picked up the gretsch L arm model VBDCH103
    i have a 20 inch cymbal mounted on it and its functioning well.

    visually its somewhat unbalanced and im considering my options to make it more uniform.
    the l arm is have is 10.3 mm, and its mounted into an original diamond plate 4820 bracket.

    the newer l arm has 3 heavy duty wing nuts and screw handles , and in comparison the original diamond plate has a much smaller screw .
    i would like to either find a more heavy duty screw for the diamond plate that would more blend in the the l arm.
    or if that isnt an option, i would consider replacing the original diamond plate with newer model only if it has the same whole pattern as the original.

    a couple of questions before i search. what screw size is in original diamond plates ,was it 6mm ?
    and would anyone know what cuurent gretsch brackets have the same hole pattern as an original diamond plate?
     
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    I've been using the new arm on a 16" kit I have and it seems to work fine. Not gigging it - just at the house, but it's good....thanks.
     

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