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Old 05-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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Default How to port a drum head?

What is the best way to port the bass drum head?

I have never done it before.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:23 AM
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I just heat a can or use a Holz: http://nosoundcheck.blogspot.com.au/...drum-ring.html

But there are a ton of methods: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ng+a+drum+head
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: How to port a drum head?

I looked at a bunch of different methods on the Tube, and settled on melting.

I searched for a can around the house that was 4". In my case it was a stainless steel cup I use for camping. I heated it up on the stove for a minute and with an oven mit carefully melted a port hole in just a split second. Worked like a charm.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:41 AM
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Default Re: How to port a drum head?

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I looked at a bunch of different methods on the Tube, and settled on melting.

I searched for a can around the house that was 4". In my case it was a stainless steel cup I use for camping. I heated it up on the stove for a minute and with an oven mit carefully melted a port hole in just a split second. Worked like a charm.
+1 Moreover the melting of the mylar will protect the hole (mylar) to tear up.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:04 AM
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Is it ok to port the head while its already on the has drum?
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:22 AM
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Is it ok to port the head while its already on the has drum?
Yes. That's how I've done it. Easy.

Use an oven mitt!
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