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Old 04-10-2020, 08:26 AM   #1
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Default Selbie Drone Screws

Does anyone know the size/dimensions, threading… of the nylon tuning screws in Selbie drone reeds? I have some older ones with screws cut short for lower tuning I would like to refurbish/return to original design.
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Does anyone know the size/dimensions, threading… of the nylon tuning screws in Selbie drone reeds? I have some older ones with screws cut short for lower tuning I would like to refurbish/return to original design.
I forget why I needed to ,but to retro fit a set of EZ pitch screws some years ago I went to an Ace hardware store and found similar albeit they were black metal.
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Not offhand, but if you measure the external diameters and look up a chart of metric thread sizes it should be pretty easy to match up. Can't *guarantee* it's metric but 95% chance it is these days.
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A hardware store or good auto parts store like Napa should have a "thread counter". Can take one in and have them check it.
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...older ones with screws cut short for lower tuning I would like to refurbish/return to original design.

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Cutting the screws ‘short’ would be no diff than backing them out to the maximum...and still be able to screw them back in. Actually using hollow ..unaltered ...pitch screws would provide even lower ( longer) tuning.
Alternatively,..a plug of beeswax,Blu-Tac or a disc of eg Gorilla Tape across the open end would preserve the screws no worries.
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Cutting the screws ‘short’ would be no diff than backing them out to the maximum...and still be able to screw them back in. Actually using hollow ..unaltered ...pitch screws would provide even lower ( longer) tuning.
Alternatively,..a plug of beeswax,Blu-Tac or a disc of eg Gorilla Tape across the open end would preserve the screws no worries.
Thanks, but that horse is out of the barn already I just want to restore these reeds to like-new condition.
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