Working with Tight Drum Heads

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  1. If drum heads are too tight or won’t go on, we have three suggestions to consider:
    Leave it alone.  If a drum head is tight on a shell, but tightens and loosens without scooting the material, wisdom may dictate to leave it alone and use it as is. The head(s) may even loosen over time.
  2. If you believe your situation is unworkable to leave it alone, then consider the following:
    Seek out a drum head(s) that will fit better.  Tolerances of heads, even from the same company can be wide. Take your shell to where you buy heads, and have a salesperson try one or two new heads of the brand you usually buy, you may be surprised to find a looser one. If you cannot find a looser one, try different brands- try all the brands until you find one that fits best.
  3. AS A LAST RESORT:
    If the above two suggestions do not work for you, use the following procedure:
    Cut the overlap part of the seam off (wrap), that is just under the drum head:Make room for tight drum headsIf possible, place a drum head on the shell (to use as a guide for cutting), then take a sharp knife (such as a utility knife– with a thin blade), cut the overlap part of the wrap off (just under the drum head). Cut the length of the over lap (about 2 inches) off, then cut up/across at the end edge of the underlap section to remove the small piece of wrap from the shell. If cut correctly, the two ends of the wrap should be flush against each other (or close), but all hidden under the drum head– once installed. Because the underlap part of the wrap is still present, no wood should show– even with the drum head removed. Once this section of the material is removed (the doubling of material under the head), the head will be looser. If you have any questions about this procedure, give us a call. We ONLY recommend this procedure as a last resort.

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