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StaggerLee 03-27-2013 04:00 PM

Head Ruination
Hey, I have a vintage seamless brass drum from 1920 and it has single flange heads, but it seems to have a big curse with it. Although the drum is still perfectly in round, whenever I put a batter head on and fit the hoops down, the hoops are smaller than the head. This results in the heads, although staying in tune, coming apart. Currently I have a head on and all around it sits fine, but on one side the actual head has split from its metal casing. Are their any smaller heads for a 14" snare on the market?
ps I tried using some triple flanged hoops but they are so wide for the drum the lugs suffer from tremendous lug splay and it becomes VERY hard to tune....

Soupy 03-27-2013 08:02 PM

Re: Head Ruination
What's the measured diameter of the shell? Sounds like it's well under the 13 7/8" standard for a 14" shell. I think Remo can custom-make heads in odd sizes. Or get some calf heads made. Keep in mind that a 90 year old drum well predates modern drumheads and the standardized sizes

StaggerLee 03-27-2013 08:47 PM

Re: Head Ruination
I have a calfskin head but i only like to use that for studio or brush work as its hard to replace....

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