Yup. I’m very much a gear head (with 40 years of experience), and I’m about as anal a drummer who has ever lived. So I'm very aware of the correct way to install a wood hoop. It's a good thought though, it's just not applicable in this case.the (wood) flat side goes against the (mylar) head's aluminum hoop
altho not sure anyone curves the outer claw-side hoop anymores..
Both beaters are aligned to hit the head flat. The Iron Cobra beaters on the pedal I'm currently using have a slightly domed shape, so even if it were slightly off center, just a small amount of the beater makes contact. And as I previously mentioned, the head has been rotating with both pedals I've been using.Is the top edge of the felt on the left beater hitting first? Meaning, is it not hitting flat? If the top leads, it would try to rotate the head.
If I keep at it long enough, I suppose it'll eventually make it all the way around until it's straight again. Except that would wreak havoc with my drum OCD.wait a 5th.
Keep pounding err Playing them until the head decides where to stop..
(Just kidding you have my sympathy)
Maybe it's the Force punishing me for not liking the Obi Wan series on Disney+Well I note your post is on the Death Star so maybe something about it's energy field is messing with your head? Something not right with the force-it's off balance. Has it done so with other heads?
If I keep at it long enough, I suppose it'll eventually make it all the way around until it's straight again. Except that would wreak havoc with my drum OCD.
Sort of like a super slo-mo spin the wheel. Except there isn’t a prize — unless you count losing my sanity as a “prize”.I think you should buck-up and see how far it goes. It would bother me too, but if I looked at it as an experiment, I could let it go and actually look forward to seeing how far it will spin. Will it keep going or will stop eventually? If it stops, then like the person in the thread Ronzo linked to, you just install it that far counterclockwise and then see if it stops on top.
It could be a fun experiment. We could even bet on how long it takes to make a lap, or where it will stop.
Then again, a BIG part of me really wants to know the cause. This stuff intrigues me. 🧐
Yeah I'll try to get to that tonight. I'll report back with my findings.Strange
Take it apart and do a full 10pt inspection.
You can narrow the issue down to a few things which should become obvious at some point during breakdown/inspections/re-assembly.
I have noticed over the month or 2 since owning my Yamaha MCA (been played every day) that my bass drum batter head rotates clockwise very very slightly after each gig. I normally don't notice until 2 or 3 weeks when it has rotated by about an inch. Is this normal? I do like to have my bass...www.drummerworld.com
When I change heads I apply a very light coat of bees wax to the bearing edge. Keeps it conditioned and allows the head to move enough to seat but can add some stickiness which may help.