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Old 06-10-2010, 08:46 PM
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Hey guys, i have a tama swingstar, bought it used. I got new heads for it that have played great for about 5 months now. I moved my kit for the first time down to a friend of mines place, and i noticed the floor top head was floppy (wrinkly) on one side. I take great care in tuning these things so i know the overall tension was pretty damn close between the lugs. Could it be the heads wearing out or, dread-i-say a warped bearing edge?

The temperature change was from 5-10 degrees during the drive time. Could this have something to do with? What should i do?
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:13 PM
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I think you need to recheck the tension
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: wrinkly drum head

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Could it be the heads wearing out or, dread-i-say a warped bearing edge?

The temperature change was from 5-10 degrees during the drive time. Could this have something to do with? What should i do?
Take the head off and check it out. Make sure it hasn't pulled away from the collar. Personally, I'm with Grunter and think it'll be something as simple as a re-tune is in order. But check the head for any problems. Highly unlikely to be bearing edges, I'd suggest.

5 to 10 degress for a short period of transporting is unlikely to have any affect as well.

Re-tune and see if the problem is fixed.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:29 PM
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Default Re: wrinkly drum head

sometimes you can put a brand new head on a perfectly good drum, tension it with equal turns on each lug and it'll still come up with wrinkles. when that happens i just take the "tap tuning" approach where you tap next to each lug and tension as needed until it sounds about the same pitch when you tap at each lug.

and another thing. sometimes you'll get a brand new head tuned perfectly, play it a couple times and then suddenly notice it's wildly out of tune. heads do that sometimes. you just have to tune it again.
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