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Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Jo of the Gates » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:02 pm

I had a mishap with my favorite drum yesterday, Image

so I took care of it today and here is the result:
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It seemed appropriate.
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:19 pm

You will need to stop hitting it so hard and get some inn-sewer-ants. :mrgreen:
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Conforumist » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:44 am

Does it sound the same?
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:29 am

You can't beat a good drum! :D Nice repair!
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Dotsie » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:18 am

You can beat a good drum, you can't beat a broken one ;)
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Catch-up » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:11 pm

Nice drum! Thing 2 took a hand drumming class and loved it. She got to be in a parade and a show downtown.
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Penfold » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:12 pm

Nicely fixed Jo! :D
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Excellent repair Jo
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby chris.ph » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:44 pm

you could drum up some business doing that :whistle:
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Jo of the Gates » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:29 pm

Thanks to all for the nice thoughts, and the silly puns! The sound always changes slightly with a new skin, and keeps changing subtly for a few weeks until the head settles in and finishes stretching, but the air column remains unchanged, so the basic voice of the drum is unchanged. My new head has a bit of ring to it, but it will settle down when the tension evens out. I will tighten it further in a couple of weeks. This is only the second time I have reheaded my drum, and this one turned out much better than the first.
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Kin Arad » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:32 pm

That's very good, where do you get the skin from?
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Jo of the Gates » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:12 am

Lots of online sources - X8, musician's friend, djembe direct, Lark in the Morning, several more. The goatskins usually are treated (tanned) but still have the hair on them. Traditionally the hair isn't removed until after reheading, so you can leave the hair around the edge, which some people like to do. You can see hair around the edge of the head in the photos. In Africa, they use a straight-edge razor. Here we use Nair! You should see the look on the face of the checker when I buy three bottles of Nair.
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Ghost » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:00 pm

is it something like this :shock:
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Jo of the Gates » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:28 pm

Something like that, yes. Actually there were three of us reheading that day. Working together is preferable since there are times during the process when an extra pair of hands is mighty useful!
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Re: Broken Drum/Mended Drum

Postby Ghost » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:34 pm

taken out of context three people and three tubes of nair it just seems wrong in so many ways Image
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