Heads and Sticks Discuss Heads and Sticks

Thread Tools
Old 09-30-2008, 12:45 AM
DrewTheShoe's Avatar
DrewTheShoe DrewTheShoe is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 309
Default Homemade Richie Rings: How?

I have recently bought some new snare heads (Coated Amb, Snare Side Amb, absolutely love it), and I tuned em up nice for me (nice fat and wet, slapping the snares) but I have a tad bit of undesired overtones.

I have my old trusty Tama stock head that I plan on using...never, since the coatings already off after about a month and a half, and I'm saving up for some new hats, so any money spared is well worth it.

I've heard people making homemade Richie/O/Studio Rings out of old heads, so I figure I might as well try.
I only have one shot at this, so I'm trying to make it right.

My question is: How exactly do I do it?

Also: If the entire ring muffles it too much, then I think I'm just going to cut it up some more and place only some of it on.
I read somewhere on here of a guy doing it and loving it, so if you know how to do it then any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 04:43 AM
Cymbalrider's Avatar
Cymbalrider Cymbalrider is offline
Pioneer Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,612
Default Re: Homemade Richie Rings: How?

I did it once. You take a razor blade to an old head cutting around the perimeter inside the rim. Then, you cut out the middle based on the width you want (remember you can always cut more off, but you can't add more) You can refine the edges later after it's separated from the rim. This works much better than paying for them. Although, I highly recommend Moon Gels over rings (now that I've tried them).
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 04:55 AM
tbmills's Avatar
tbmills tbmills is offline
Gold Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: echo park, LA, CA
Posts: 1,185
Default Re: Homemade Richie Rings: How?

x2 for moongels.
i cut mine into 1/3s so i can very finely apply/remove dampening.
silver city dead
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 06:18 PM
larryace's Avatar
larryace larryace is offline
"Uncle Larry"
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In beautiful Bucks County, PA
Posts: 20,635
Default Re: Homemade Richie Rings: How?

Putting rings on drums subtracts vital frequencies needed to make the drum sound alive. Is that what you want? If so just ignore me.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com