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Ludwig P-86 Snare Throw-Off Chrome

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001S02HGG
  • Item model number: P-86
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,582 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2004

Product Description

The Ludwig P86 Millennium Snare Strainer is a vintage-style strainer. Its center action round knurled tension adjustment makes it easy to dial in the desired snare response. The P86 fits most Ludwig wood and metal snares.


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D. Bishop
Therefore, the P86 will fit WFL and Ludwig Pioneer snare drums, Acrolites, Classic Maple, and Supraphonics.
Mike Tarrani
I also really like the knurled knob for adjustment on the P-86.
David N. Simms

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tom Parmenter on August 9, 2009
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First things first, if your snare strainer is drilled 2 1/2 in apart, standard for Ludwig snares, this will pop right in. Otherwise you'll have to figure it out. It fit my 1964 Ludwig snare perfectly.

Not only is this a beautiful solid brute with its knurled wheel, chrome, and art deco engraving, it is also a *much*better* machine. It's the neatest snare strainer operation I've ever seen. Just flip that top tab towards you to loosen the snares, flip it back to tighten. You can easily do it while playing, even snap the snares in time, if that's your thing. My teacher broke a strainer doing that, but it wouldn't happen with the P-86.

It really dresses up your snare and works way better, pay the extra bucks. It is simply better than the P-85. It is worth it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David N. Simms on April 29, 2012
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I've been a long time Ludwig player. I got my first Ludwig snare 30 years ago with the P-85 throw off. I've had a dozen since to include Supras, Black Beauties, Acrolites, Bronze, Brass, and a Coliseum. My current Ludwig snare line up is a 5x14 1970 Supra and a 6.5x14 2009 Supra, on both I've installed the new P-86 throw off. What a massive difference from the archaic P-85.

The P-85, as many have experienced, is a touchy throw. One little bump and it will never work right again. It will bind, stick, and require two hands to activate the throw off. The P-86 has none of those problems.

I really like a throw that goes up/down, vice off to the side (which requires a lot more parts). I also really like the knurled knob for adjustment on the P-86. It's great for really feeling where the snare tension is. More so than the knob on the P-85. This throw is very accurate, easy on/off, and quiet in operation.

Only downside I have to the P-86 is that Ludwig continues to insist on using a screw head for the snare strap/cords vice a drum key head! I always have to have a screw driver with me and have to be very careful not to let the screwdriver slip and scratch the drum shell! Stupid, put a drum key head screw on there and this problem completely goes away. I can't imagine it really takes much effort or cost to make that change in design.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Tarrani HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 23, 2012
This is an easy upgrade from the (in my opinion) horrible P85 throw-off that Ludwig began using in the early 1970s. My reasons for disliking the P85 stem from the fact that it sticks when trying to reengage snares, often requiring that you not only use the lever, but also simultaneoously pull up on the adjustment knob.

The P85, like the P83 before it, and the modern P86 all have the same hole pattern, which a previous reviewer provided: 2.5". Therefore, the P86 will fit WFL and Ludwig Pioneer snare drums, Acrolites, Classic Maple, and Supraphonics.

It will NOT fit the new Black Magics, the Epic-series, and possibly Rockers and Accent snare drums (I haven't tried the latter, but have heard they will not fit the hole pattern.) I do know for a fact that the P86 will NOT retrofit to a Black Magic, much to my chagrin.

There is a right and a wrong way to install this throw-off - if you do a search for "Upgrading your Ludwig Snare Drum to a P86" you will stumble upon Snare Drum Addict and an article with detailed instructions.

Aside from the mechanical advantages of the P86, it is aesthetically superior in my opinion, and looks best on a Black Beauty. Also, given the cost of most boutique throw-offs, it is also one of the more inexpensive throw-off upgrades on the market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ricky Rohr on June 26, 2014
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This snare throw worked really well for me, until the screws on the main throw at the top became dethreaded and basically made it non-functional.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James J. Acquavella Jr. on January 16, 2014
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Wish I would have bought this sooner. This is way better than the original p-85 and looks nicer too. Easy replacement.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Harris on January 1, 2014
Purchased to replace broken p85. No instructions included was biggest mistake on Ludwig's part. I unscrewed the center piece for installation which when put back didn't work, causing the lower portion which holds the snare wires to slip downward every time engaged which prevented it from working. DO NOT UNSCREW THE CENTER PIECE COMPLETELY AND RE ENGAGE! or it will not work. Install with included screws from inside drum which do not include or need bolts. Keeping it now but almost exchanged it for a new p85. Was one of the most frustrating situations i have experienced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jazzinaz on November 11, 2013
the 2 tiny screws that the whole strainer pivots up/down on constantly work themselves out. but you cannot over tighten them or it won't work at all! stick with the classic p-85, less frustration.
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