Re: Restoration of my Sonor Force 2001
Applying veneers is a dark art. I think I've seen it once or twice before. In fact, you might do well to PM 'Uniongoon' over here - he veneered a whole set of Premier Signia drums a while back. Wider bands would be a good idea if you're having problems but you've got to make sure that the fabric has no give at all - otherwise it won't work at all.
I'm a big fan of the Force series drums. I love them.