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Old 01-13-2012, 06:10 PM
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Default I've finally figured out how to dent a head

Not that one would want this to happen, but I've never dented a head before. Last night I took an old head of mine and put it on top of my snare. After about a minute of some decent whacks, I lifted it up and noticed it was dented and bubbly.

My guess is that heavy hitters who tune their toms so low that it's just above wrinkle will get these dents. There is no tension on the heads so it's like hitting paper.

Anyways, just thought I'd share. Never knew how this happened as I have never dented a head.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:10 AM
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Default Re: I've finally figured out how to dent a head

You forgot duct tape and tissue muffling on that uber-loose head. Makes it not only dented, but sticky too. :-)
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:47 AM
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Default Re: I've finally figured out how to dent a head

Nice observation. It also happens when you hit the head with the stick at a steep angle (usually happens when the rack toms "face" the drummer...see the thread on tom angles).
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:48 AM
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Default Re: I've finally figured out how to dent a head

I know how to dent a head, too. Let other people handle your gear. I just came back from a mini tour with a brass group plus a rhythm section and I noticed that my snare head on my hammered brass Jimmy DeGrasso snare has a small (tiny) dent in it. Not audibly significant but it's still there. My gear takes much more set up and tear down than theirs (theirs is like Transformers - zip, zip, done - and mine is like assembling Leggos) so they helped me schlep the gear from and to the bus. I greatly appreciate their help as I wouldn't have been able to set up in time without them. As I said, no significant damage, but still... Next time, hard cases.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: I've finally figured out how to dent a head

One of my sons-in-law bought a used snare with a mucho dented Ambassador head. Tom angles denting heads I understand. But how do you dent a snare head?
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:29 AM
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Default Re: I've finally figured out how to dent a head

You dent a snare head by tuning loose and tilting the far side of the drum up instead of down.
That causes the tips of the sticks to dig in just like the steep tom angles.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:33 AM
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Default Re: I've finally figured out how to dent a head

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You dent a snare head by tuning loose and tilting the far side of the drum up instead of down.
That causes the tips of the sticks to dig in just like the steep tom angles.
All I can say to that is:

"AAARGH!"
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