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Old 03-26-2011, 12:05 AM
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Default Remo Heads Question

This may sound like a stupid question but i'm going to ask anyway. I've had a set of Remo Pinstripe heads that i took off my drums about a year ago...give or take a few months. Little did i know my wife stored them the garage and they have been there ever since through a hot Alabama summer and all this winter. If i were to decide to reuse them would they be ok after going through the drastic temp. changes?

They are made of plastic and i honestly don't think it would have hurt them but i wanted to ask someone that would know just to be shure. Thanks for any info anyone can give me on this.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:17 AM
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Default Re: Remo Heads Question

Not a stupid question, but I'll be surprised if a good reliable answer comes from it.

I have an attic full of old heads, too. Don't ask me why I haven't thrown them away (because I don't know myself!). They were toast when I chucked them up there and I'm pretty sure they're probably worse now having been cooked the past few summers (and frozen the last few winters). But I could be wrong; maybe they've been rejuvenated somehow and sound even better than new!
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:34 AM
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I can assure you they are just as good/bad as when you put them up there. Plastics age over 100's of years, and don't anneal (soften), especially in only like 90-100 degree weather.

Depending on how long they have been up there, the pre-tension Remo puts on their heads may have crept away.. But its very unlikely since its very little tension, and its only been a year.

I'd be worried that you wore the heads out before you put them up there.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:36 PM
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There wasn't anything wrong with them when i took them off. At the time i thought i would try some Evans heads and see how i would like them. Now that the Evans heads need to come off i thought i would just put the Remo's back on since they didn't have but maybe 6 months use on them.

Thanks a bunch fellas!!!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:33 AM
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The mylar used in drumheads is pretty dang durable:


They should be just fine.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:11 AM
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Hey Biscuit,

Film can be durable or fragile, even within the same thickness but two different models so that's not really the issue here. The polymers will break down in film over time (the changes can take place in months, depending on storage and tension.) While your heads are "usable," it's highly unlikely that they're offering the best possible sound achievable on your drums. That being said, some people aren't really concerned with the quality of sound produced. It's up to you.

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