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Old 12-13-2010, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: 20" Kick Drum head port hole

"JAW" is an acronym for "Just Above Wrinkle".
The head it tensioned until it is just smooth with no wrinkles in the skin.
Then just a slight bit of tension is added to taste.

Not a dumb question at all.
There are no dumb questions.
If you don't know, Just ask!

alparrott is a tight tuner on his batter, as you can now see from his claim that he goes about two turns above JAW.
For further example, I only torque about 3/4 to 1 turn above JAW. I tune kind of medium/tight on my bass batter.
I kind of like old drums:)
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