Cymbal Arms

Cymbal arms, tilters and modular seats.

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Duplex cymbal arm and hoop clamp mount
Duplex cymbal arm and hoop clamp mount, 1920s-30s
Duplex cymbal arm and hoop clamp mount
Early US cymbal arms were generally 5/16" diameter. Shown is a modular cymbal seat that sits freely on the L-arm section.

Gretsch

Gretsch 8657 removable cymbal seat
Gretsch 8657 removable cymbal seat, 1940s-50s.
Gretsch 8657 removable cymbal seat
For use with modular cymbal arms and stands, intended to be left on the cymbal after tear down. Probably made by Walberg & Auge. Unthreaded on bottom, top threads are 5/16-24.
Gretsch round badge cymbal arm
Gretsch round badge cymbal arm, 1950s-60s. Produced by Walberg & Auge, but sold only under the Gretsch name.
Gretsch round badge cymbal arm
The tilter design is likely the last instance of this primitive Walberg & Auge ratchet tooth style, used in earlier decades on tom mounts.

Ludwig

Ludwig 60s cymbal arm
The first style of Ludwig cymbal arm after they stopped purchasing arms from Walberg & Auge. Transition period, late 1950s-early 60s.
Ludwig 60s cymbal arm
Note slightly different tilter shape. Early knurling on Ludwig arms was diamond-shaped as well, until about 1965.
Ludwig 60s 70s cymbal arm
Ludwig cymbal arm. 3/8" diameter, the knurling probably indicates a late 60s or 70s model shown.
Ludwig 60s 70s cymbal arm
The L1372 is a modern reissue version of this part that is nearly identical to the originals.

Slingerland

Slingerland cymbal tilter, 1960s
Slingerland cymbal tilter
The late 60s-70s version of the same tilter was chrome rather than matte gray.

Walberg & Auge

Walberg & Auge cymbal arm
Walberg & Auge cymbal arm, "skeleton" style tilter section. Sold under all the US major brands' names in the swing era.