Oregon Drum has incorporated it's own unique lug design into it's 2005 Solid Myrtlewood Series models. This new lug features a body designed and manufactured right here in Coos Bay, with the insert components sourced from and plated by other US companies. This ambitious move is but one of the steps we've taken to keep our business at home, doing everything we can to support the local economy. High grade materials and alloys coupled with stainless steel assembly hardware ensure the highest quality.
Among our new lug's features is the VTHC (Vertically True / Horizontally Compensating) system that assures a smooth tension rod alignment from top to bottom hoop regardless of the minor variances in shell diameter and/or hoop tolerances. This allows for a single-point or tube lug design that maintains proper tension rod alignment on both horizontal and vertical planes. Additional strength is assured by the use of stainless machine screws larger than those of a typical lug in combination with our traditional isolation methods.
In addition to select 2005 Solid models, the VTHC lugs will be available in two finish combinations on all 2005 Myrtlewood Series Steambent models. Stave shelled models are slated for conversion to the new lug in early to mid 2005 as well.