Thread: Head Ruination
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:00 PM
StaggerLee StaggerLee is offline
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Default 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....
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