Ludwig snare cord

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  1. ekim

    ekim Very well Known Member

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    Anyone know where to get that original orange ludwig snare cord from?
     
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    lossforgain Team DFO Staff Member Moderator

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    That is strange! I haven't seen the turquoise version before now but that's most of what I see online too. I am getting low on orange cord, but I will probably order some turquoise to have the variety available. It's $4 cheaper for the same amount.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ludwig-P4078...ord&qid=1551470116&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull#
     
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    I use and sell it at Starving Musician-Santa Cruz. Or you can buy a whole roll from Ludwig most likely on the internet.
    Stretch
     
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    It doesn't much matter to me if it's orange or turquoise in color as long as it's the same stuff. Nothing else seems to work as well for snares. I've always figured that whatever it is it's probably intended for some other purpose than snare drums but I've never been able to find another source for it. I have found a similar thin black paracord at a surplus store but it is a bit thinner than the stuff from Ludwig.

    Is the new stuff otherwise the same as the original besides the coloration?
     
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    mlayton Night Creature

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    Feels the same to me KO.
     
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    I really like the orange on black and fortunately still have some. I suppose it will be nice to have two choices.
     
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    I canobolized a few sets of mini louvre blinds that were getting tossed the cord is identical to the original white cord from luddy script era. I have enough for 10 yrs.

    If you really need the orange cord I’m sure Jack Lawton has a couple miles of it.

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    JP - I just happened to be swapping out blinds in my older kid's room and read your post so I snagged the cord - I now have about 20' of nice, usable white cord (my fave color!).....great idea...I should be good for life.....great idea so thanks, man!
     
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    Jake Marshall Well-Known Member

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    “Blind” cord is what i use too. Never had an issue. I had Noble & Cooley repair a snare recently, the snare never even left the house and the cords frayed and poped in 2 months. Replaced them with the blinds cord, haven’t had to adjust them since.

    Cheers,
    Jake
     
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    Excellent! I don't even need to be swapping them out, I'll cut that cord right off.
    Honey, have you seen the blind cord? What, you talking to me??lol
     
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    Return it.
     
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    Nothing sounds like the orange snare cord. accept nothing less than the orange.
     
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    I ordered some of the orange cord from Chicago Music Exchange a few months back. It was listed as Ludwig brand. I received the turquoise cord instead. Sent message and the rep replied that it is the same and that Ludwig had been in the process of switching over to using the turquoise.

    In general, I think what you're looking for is DOUBLE-BRAIDED nylon cord, not single-braided. Many hobby and craft stores carry similar cord, but I noticed that a lot of it is single-braided. I also noticed that even the thinnest cord I could find was too thick to easily thread through the eyelets on the P-83 throws I have.

    So, bit the bullet and ordered the actual Ludwig cord. Works fine.
     
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    i checked today and i think you are right. the new stuff seems a little thinner.
     
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    I would think something even close to similar strength it would be better a little thinner, no ?
     
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    What is the thickness of the Ludwig orange double braided cord?
     

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