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Old 10-16-2010, 06:29 PM
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Default Slightly Large Head?

Hi,
Today I bought an Evans Hazy 300 for my snare, and upon putting it on my drum, and my hoop on top of it, it kinda stuck into the hoop if you know what I mean? Basically I could lift the hoop off the drum and the head would stay in it. Of course I can take it out easily, I'm just wondering if this has any effect on the sound and tuning, and whether I should exchange it for another one? I won't tune it for now just to be safe. Thanks for any help!! :)
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:10 PM
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Doubt it'll hurt, but there's only one way to find out. Put it on, tune it up and listen to how it sounds. If it's good to go, keep it.....if not, take it back and swap for another.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:26 AM
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I'm not sure whether to tune it; my local music shop can be a bit 'cagey' with returns, and I think if I tell them I tuned it they won't be too happy! I'm finding I'm having to bend the rim of the head in order to get it into the hoop! :O I think I'll just take it back. Thanks for the help anyway! :)
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:38 AM
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Your call. But if it's defective, then they have to take it back....no matter how cagey they wanna be about it. If they suggest to you that they won't accept it because you tried to get the thing to function the way it was designed, then they're talking bollocks.

Personally, I don't think there will be anything wrong with the head. We're only talking a minor sizeing issue here.....it's not like it's swimming. Or how about the possibility that it's not the head, but the hoop? Could that be ever so slightly out of round?

Don't be afraid to try it mate. You'll never know otherwise. I know I would. If it's truely buggered, they'll swap it.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:39 AM
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Put it on the drum. Tune it. If it doesn't sound right just take it back and tell them its warped. They don't have to know you tuned it.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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Assuming it's the head an not the drum, you should be fine. Check both the shell and the hoop to make sure they're flat (place them on a marble countertop or similar). As long as they don't rock back and forth, you should be fine. Let me know if you have any issues with the head when tuning it up. Otherwise, you should have a perfectly rocking Evans drumhead :-)
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