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Old 07-22-2014, 09:08 AM
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Default Problem with Remo Falam Slam.

So today I have noticed that my Remo Falam Slam, (Patch, FALAMŽ, 2.5" Double Kick Slam), has started to separate from the adhesive backing that anchors it to the drum head.

Has anyone else noticed this happening to them? I applied the patch to a brand new, clean Remo Emperor Clear 26" bass head. I stuck it on once where I needed it, and never moved it. But I noticed tonight during practice that it has been coming apart. The angle of the DW beaters are flat on, so I am not quite sure what to make of it other than bad luck.

It's not even coming off clean so that I could remove it like a band-aid and apply a new one. I will have to remove the whole affair and goo-gone the head to remove the sticky adhesive that is left behind so that I will have a clean surface to put a new Falam Slam on. I like the Remo Design the best for it's intended purpose, but I hope this is a freak happening as I don't want this type of fail to become a regular occurrence.

What do you think?
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: Problem with Remo Falam Slam.

did you clean the head with iso-alcohol before application?
I know evans always reccomends it, but i only ever do it for clear heads, im afraid to clean heads with solvents that have coatings, but for clear heads, i think it's a good idea to clean with a strong organic solvent.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: Problem with Remo Falam Slam.

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did you clean the head with iso-alcohol before application?
I know evans always reccomends it, but i only ever do it for clear heads, im afraid to clean heads with solvents that have coatings, but for clear heads, i think it's a good idea to clean with a strong organic solvent.
No I didn't, but I have never had this issue before.

However, I don't think this is so much an issue of it not sticking. This seems to be a issue where the adhesive that is on the patch backing has no problem sticking to the bass drum head, but the patch has a problem sticking to the adhesive. I will have to scrape the adhesive goo off in order to place a new patch on the head. I just hope the patch holds together.

I just shot Remo off an email describing the situation and linked this thread and pictures. I will let you know if I hear anything from them.

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Old 07-22-2014, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Problem with Remo Falam Slam.

I have been using Falam Slam's for many years and have never had this issue.

I never prep the surface with alcohol before application. I do apply it to a brand new head though. .

I'd bet that you just got a lemon and next time it'll be fine. Maybe Remo will somehow make good on this but even if they don't, I'd bet that all ends up cool.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:54 AM
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Default Re: Problem with Remo Falam Slam.

I kind of suspect that's the issue. it was applied to a brand new head.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:10 AM
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Default Re: Problem with Remo Falam Slam.

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I'd bet that you just got a lemon and next time it'll be fine.
I concur. I had mine on for years without anything like that. I even tried taking it off when I got a new kit and it was hard as hell. Those things stick like crazy, and I used a new clean head without any prep whatsoever. I think you just got a defective product. That sucks, but at least they aren't too pricey. Let us know Reno's response, maybe they'll replace it.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Problem with Remo Falam Slam.

I'd call it a 'one off' too. I've been using them for years. Never seen that happen before.
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