Originally Posted by somedrummer
This question has been in my mind for a while and I figure that this is a good place to get it answered, but does one have to have his snare beds recut if he's going to put on 42 stranders while the drum came with 20's? This is about all that's stopped me from just going and doing it, and I just want to see whether I've been wrong all along...
Just check the bed is wide enough. My 42's were probably about 3-4 inches wide. If you check that width against your snare bed then it'll become pretty obvious immediately if your drum is able to take it. My stock Tamburo snare was absolutely fine with 42's.