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Old 01-17-2008, 01:14 PM
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Default made a mistake, anyone help?

i have cut a very crooked hole in the 4o'clock position in my bass drum.
is there anyway i can fix this?
apart from cutting a bigger hole.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: made a mistake, anyone help?

I can't think of any way except to get a new head.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: made a mistake, anyone help?

I don't know if this will work but:
remove bass drum head lie it flat so the inside is facing you.
than take an old head can be from a 10 or an 8 even (ideally the same thickness as your bass drum head and cut a 4" circle out of it carefully. after this you can make you ring, cut a wide enough edge so the original error is covered, see where I'm gettin'? now take some contact cement or crazy glue or similar and carefully put a bead of it on the rim of your new O ring, glue it to the bass drum head on the inside of course. Make sure your new O rings edge covers your previous mistake. if the original circle is really bad you may have to cut a ring with a wider edge., but still maintaining your 4" vent hole. It should work. Also there is aproduct out there that you slip into the porthole (rubber material) and it catches on the inside and outside I believe it strengthens the vent hole and also dampens a tiny bit. I saw it on one of Bob Gatzen's video's.
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