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Old 10-11-2012, 04:33 PM
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Default "Re-seating" heads

Bare with me on this: Once heads have been broken in on a shell is it possible to put them on a different shell with different bearing edges? In another words, could I take heads of my Yamaha with 30 degree edges and get them to seat properly on my DWs with 45 degree edges?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: "Re-seating" heads

Yes. The heads don't magically mold to a drum in such a way that they will never fit another drum. If the heads get played a bunch, though, there is something to be said for heads wearing out...
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: "Re-seating" heads

I swap heads between my kits from time to time.
If the heads are not worn and dead then they tune and play fine.
Studio musicians sometimes exchange heads a few times during a session.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: "Re-seating" heads

Good advice already but who wants to work that hard? I'd prefer to just go get new heads ;)
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:08 PM
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Good advice already but who wants to work that hard? I'd prefer to just go get new heads ;)
And thats what I did after all. Its only $$$ eh? Btw, the new DW performance series is really really good for the price. The HVX shell really gives a nice low tone. Just put on EC2s/G1. So far so good.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:55 AM
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When I take heads off a kit that still have a good amount play time left in them, I mark on the box the date and what kit they came off. Just by knowing what kit they came from, I know how they were tuned and how much abuse they already withstood. Sometimes I have three or four different heads that were all installed on one kit at one time or another. If I want a quick change to something different, I just go back to these.

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