Ah I should have mentioned that I know many people do not wax the edges. However I would like to do so - I believe it will not only ease tuning by a bit but also offer some protection.I personally never waxed my bearing edges. If the bearing edges are smooth, the head material will just move across them uninhibited.
What kind of wax do you guys use to wax the bearing edges of your drums?
You can use garden variety paraffin wax, like a white candle. I've used white candles b/f. Lightly rub the side of the candle on the bearing edge.
Rag off the bearing edge with pressure afterwards. The wax goes on sooo thin its not even noticeable, seals micro holes/pores in the bearing edge.
Thank you very much!Part of the trick is that you want a simple white candle, not one of the no-drip types, as they're made differently.