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Old 08-19-2009, 04:24 PM
Evenstevens280 Evenstevens280 is offline
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Default Evans E-ring doesn't quite fit...

I got an Evans E-ring to deaden out some of the overtones from my floor tom but it doesn't quite fit.

The E-ring is 14 inches but it seems like with the hoop, the tom is like 13.9999 inches or something so there's a little ripple and it doesn't sit flat. Consequently, it rattles a bit when played.

Is it okay to cut straight through it so it overlaps a little bit on itself so it does sit flat? Or will that just ruin it.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: Evans E-ring doesn't quite fit...

Ive cut out those e-rings before, to lessen the deadening. In fact, I take out about half of them or more to get the tone I want. I just used scissors, doesn't have to be neat.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: Evans E-ring doesn't quite fit...

For future reference. . .I don't use e-rings anymore, but when I did, I would simply make my own out by taking a pair of scissors to whatever old drumheads I had lying around. Like Ethan said, it doesn't have to be neat. Even if it's not perfectly circular, it'll give you the tone control you want.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:18 AM
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Default Re: Evans E-ring doesn't quite fit...

Yeah if you're going to cut it, just cut down the outside all the way around. If you cut straight through it will probably rattle on you a little bit.
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