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Old 07-09-2007, 04:16 PM
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I don't feel like throwing my old skins away. I know you can convert them into muffle rings or something like that.

Are there any other things I can do with them instead of ditching them in the thrash?
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:28 PM
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if they are clear, you can put pictures in them and use em as picture frames.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:07 PM
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Keep them for spares incase you blow ahead on stage.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:36 PM
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Put a piece of wood behind it and turn it into a clock.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:50 PM
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I've got a tortilla press and the masa tends to stick to it. I cut old drum heads to the correct size, and they make great "non-stick" liners for the tortilla press.

Probably not that helpful a suggestion, but it does work!

If you have a school or local drum shop that wants them, you can donate them. Better than throwing them away.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:58 PM
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Come up with concept drawings for a future bass drum head?
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:28 PM
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Be a packrat. Have a pile of "just-in-case-ers"
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:07 PM
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scribble on them and make it look like a pro signed them.

or just keep them as spares thats what i do
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:08 PM
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I like to use them as holders......in case i have some spare change, ill just put it in the old skin.......or for my car keys.........stuff like that.........pile cds in them.........thats what i do
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:47 PM
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Frisbee.

2 x 10 = 20
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:51 PM
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Be a packrat. Have a pile of "just-in-case-ers"
thats what I do.

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Old 07-10-2007, 12:41 AM
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Yep, I'm with the "Pile of just in casers" crowd. I think my pile is about 50 heads deep.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:50 AM
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Get them autographed by professionals and decorate your wall, I am doing that now, looks very nice.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:57 AM
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Coasters for your giant beer mugs?

A sturdy alternative to paper plates (listen up bachelor drummers!)

Surely you could construct a stylish wind chime or mobile?

Christmas wreath?

I can't seem to throw mine away either...I've got a heap of them in the corner of my drum room...some are "on display" on my shelf....mostly because I have nothing else to put up there.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:55 AM
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Bird feeders? Anyone... anyone?
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:03 AM
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You can use an old head as a frisbee, these hot summer days!

I have a pretty big stack of old heads I am saving for some head emergency...
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:37 AM
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You mean...Remo Frolf.

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Old 07-10-2007, 02:47 AM
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spray paint them different colors ad hand as art on the wall.
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A sturdy alternative to paper plates (listen up bachelor drummers!)
Now there is an idea. They would make perfect plates. I'm sure they're washable, maybe not in the dishwaher, but nevertheless, that is quite an idea.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:26 AM
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I never thought to do any of this. What a great idea. Hah, great thread
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:24 AM
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scribble on them and make it look like a pro signed them.
I'm loving that idea hahahaha

I used it for a short period once to collect water leaking from my air conditioner. I didn't have a bucket.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:31 AM
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Put an old head upside-down on your snare to get an (almost) authentic 80's "splat" sound. Works on toms too, if you need that cardboard-ish timbre.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:53 AM
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I've got a tortilla press and the masa tends to stick to it. I cut old drum heads to the correct size, and they make great "non-stick" liners for the tortilla press.

Probably not that helpful a suggestion, but it does work!

If you have a school or local drum shop that wants them, you can donate them. Better than throwing them away.
Can you do the same thing with pancakes?

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Old 07-10-2007, 07:35 AM
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I don't think so. With the tortillas, the masa dough is very stiff and holds its shape. You put a drumhead liner on the bottom of the press, set the masa dough ball on top of that, lay the top liner on the dough, then close the press to squash the tortilla flat. When you open the press, the liners peel off the tortilla slick as can be, and you throw the tortilla on a hot griddle.

The pancake dough is too runny for the liners to be helpful. I wouldn't try using mylar directly on the griddle. A cigarette will melt a hole in it, so I'm sure a hot griddle would wreak havoc!

Of course, I'm thinking there's about an 80% chance you were just pullin' my leg. If so, kick me twice and call me Aunt Sally. ;)
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:57 AM
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I recondition Vintage Drums and use them as part trays / organizers, a pupose I somehow find fitting................



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Old 07-11-2007, 05:44 PM
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Why is it so hard to throw them away? I think I might have every head I've ever bought, even ones I KNOW I'd never use, even in an emergency.

Some kind of drummer's disease . . . ;-)
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:51 PM
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I started a thread similar to this a while back - minus the cool ideas for old heads.

Drummers just cant throw things out - our sticks and heads are part of our drumming, and we would be too sad to see them go....
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:21 PM
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I third the Frisbee idea.

I always throw out old heads. I don't gig so I don't have any reason to hold on to them, and I don't need them hanging around cluttering up my music area. There's enough of that already *lol*
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:39 PM
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I started a thread similar to this a while back - minus the cool ideas for old heads.

Drummers just cant throw things out - our sticks and heads are part of our drumming, and we would be too sad to see them go....
I even have broken sticks that I still keep. Goodness knows why....

I'm gonna try the bass skin as a frisbee.. 22 inch frisbee.. oh yeah.
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:02 AM
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Here's my son using the tortilla press liners, otherwise known as old clear ambassadors.
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:50 AM
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Yep, I'm with the "Pile of just in casers" crowd. I think my pile is about 50 heads deep.
mine was getting out of control too, so i had to thin the herd a bit.

it seems that drummers hanging on to their worn heads is a pretty common practice. i'm glad i'm not alone.
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:55 PM
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Lets face it - Heads cost serious money.

Would you throw out a 24karat gold watch when it stops working?

Thats the drummers equivalent to throwing out old heads.

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Old 07-13-2007, 04:50 PM
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I can't imagine keeping old heads for anything. I take em to a music store that resells whole stacks of used heads. I usually buy "new" ones there too. Seriously I have too much other crap to want to hang on to broken heads and sticks. That's just me. I love all of these other creative solutions though. The tortilla press is by far my favorite, the rest of the food looks awesome too! Mmmmmm masa!
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LOL

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The Tortilla Idea IS FREAKING AWESOME

i made a Scale model of a conservatory usng the rims of the heads Like arcs

and im gonna try freesbee thing _´p
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I tried going Frisbee with my heads but it didnt beat the cracked 12inch splash that the drum line threw around. Nobody caught it but it made the coolest sound when it hit the ground.

too bad we lost that...
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I have a winter stock pile but I am seriously getting tired of it. It takes up a large amount of space on my closet shelf that I am desperately trying to clean out at the moment. The majority of them I don't think I will ever use. I'm about to go through them all and keep one maybe two of each size simply for back up.


I'm actually surprised no one has suggested glueing two same size heads together with some rice (or whatever) in between to make shakers. I think I may try that.

If I lived in a place where it snowed I may try to use the bass drum heads as sleds. Well, I suppose I could always take one on the river. Hmm...
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I tried going Frisbee with my heads but it didnt beat the cracked 12inch splash that the drum line threw around. Nobody caught it but it made the coolest sound when it hit the ground.

too bad we lost that...
Lol, thats awesome....
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I have some stock tama heads that I do not intend to use except for back-up, I've been thinking about possibilities to use them as decoration, e.g. on the ceiling, or on the wall with blue paint underneath them, and some fishes painted there as well, so that it looks like you're looking out of a submarine window... They haven't been used so they're perfectly transparent (slightly hazy but that doesn't matter).
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I have some stock tama heads that I do not intend to use except for back-up, I've been thinking about possibilities to use them as decoration, e.g. on the ceiling, or on the wall with blue paint underneath them, and some fishes painted there as well, so that it looks like you're looking out of a submarine window... They haven't been used so they're perfectly transparent (slightly hazy but that doesn't matter).
The submarine thing sounds pretty neat. If you had a yellow room.. boy how 'beatles' would that be.. hahaha

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I'm actually surprised no one has suggested glueing two same size heads together with some rice (or whatever) in between to make shakers. I think I may try that.
That'll make one bluddy big shaker... imagine using 16" heads for those... whooo..
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