Gimbel Head Mounting Problem

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I have a Koolehaoda PU70 Gimbal. I got it to use with my Tamron 600mm lens. It is to be mounted on a Manfretto tripod. The problem is that the screw hole on the gimbal head is larger than the screw on the tripod mounting plate. I hope that is semi-clear. Any suggestions on how to fix. Below is a photo of the gimbel.
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There are adapters called reducer bushings made that screw into the hole on your gimbal so you can use a smaller screw with them. Usually the hole is 3/8 and the smaller screws are 1/4 inch. I don't know if that holds true for your gear, although the documentation for each should tell you the specs. The adapters can be bought from just about any place that sells camera brackets or B&H or Adorama, etc. They cost a couple of dollars.
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Here is a picture of the one RRS sells. This is a link to a bunch of different ones from B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=reducer+bushing&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&typedValue=&Top+Nav-Search=
 
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There are adapters called reducer bushings made that screw into the hole on your gimbal so you can use a smaller screw with them. Usually the hole is 3/8 and the smaller screws are 1/4 inch. I don't know if that holds true for your gear, although the documentation for each should tell you the specs. The adapters can be bought from just about any place that sells camera brackets or B&H or Adorama, etc. They cost a couple of dollars.View attachment 1646310

Here is a picture of the one RRS sells. This is a link to a bunch of different ones from B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=reducer+bushing&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&typedValue=&Top+Nav-Search=
Thank You. The problem is solved. After I read your reply I ordered the parts on Amazon. Surprisingly the were delivered today. Just what I needed. Thanks again for the help.
 
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