Originally Posted by sillywabbit
i was trying not to get hung up on the numbers but i didn't want to apply too much tension to a bass head. when i hit 72 with hand tightening and then i hit 75 with a 1/2 turn on the lug, it still seemed a little loose. I was afraid to go up to 80(tom numbers) thinking i might over stretch the head.
Don't worry about overstretching your heads. Believe me, it will take a LOT of tightening to get to a level where anything bad will happen.