Originally Posted by AndyMC
How do you tune your drums? Low tunings are much more prone to damage like that.
Also why does anyone care whether their coating is there or not. Unless you are playing brushes the coating still sounds good when worn off. And how often does anyone play brushes on the toms?
It's on a snare, so it is at what I consider a medium tuning for snare. It would be in the ridiculously tight range for a tom.
Yes, sweeps with brushes are the one area where the integrity of the coating is important, IMO.