Hey everyone, I have this excellent 14x14 floor tom from the 90s, that has been making a rattling noise when I strike the batter head off center, for instance, when I am tuning it. Inspecting the drum closely, I determined that all the hardware is solid. I removed the top head, and, striking only the bottom head, there is no rattle. Then, upon inspecting the top bearing edge, I noticed two problems : (1) There are two little rough spots on the bearing edge, like tiny pieces of wood chipped off or something, and (2) the actual plies are split for a good 8" or so around the drum. I know the plies are splitting because I can squeeze it there, and I feel the shell flex, and I see the gap close. Obviously, I can fix (1) by re-cutting the bearing edge, but I'm not sure problem (2) is fix-able. I don't see any way to get glue into the parts where the split starts and stops. I really love this drum and would like to repair it. Does anyone know a top-level drum-maker or repair person that could fix this drum for me ? I have no problem shipping it so that's not an issue for me. Thanks !!