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Old 05-28-2020, 01:18 PM
deansdrums59 deansdrums59 is offline
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Default New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

What the Heck, guys- I can't for the life of me get new 20 inch drum heads on this 20 inch Gretsch bass drum. Another delay to this project--and probably more $$$. Would be thankful for any help and sorry if this info is already covered elsewhere....kindly direct me there. D.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

Vintage round badge? There are a couple of possible solutions but others here may be better at detailing. One I believe is the Aquarian American Vintage heads ( not moden vintage though).
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

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What the Heck, guys- I can't for the life of me get new 20 inch drum heads on this 20 inch Gretsch bass drum. Another delay to this project--and probably more $$$. Would be thankful for any help and sorry if this info is already covered elsewhere....kindly direct me there. D.
Id say go to your music store with the bass drum and Find the right head. Ive had good luck going from Remo to Evans before. But Im almost always a emad guy for my bass drum with coated remos on the toms. Good luck and have fun!
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

Try Remo's Classic Fit drum heads. Here's the link to the Remo website for the Classic Fit heads. Scroll down a bit and you'll see that they now offer bass drum heads!

https://www.remo.com/products/produc...d-classic-fit/

-Mark
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:45 PM
deansdrums59 deansdrums59 is offline
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

Thank you guys---Remo classic fit--will do. d.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

Had a similar issue recently with an early 50s RK 16 FT. Bought the Remo Classics, and even though they were still tight, I got them on and the drum tuned.
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

I just put new heads on a 60's round badge 20 bd, the Aquarian Super Kick II went on pretty easy but the remo reso was a squeeze!
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

What worked for me after trying Remo, aquarian,and finally Evans coated,2 ply,i cut the metal hoop at,12,3,6, and nine o'clock,,just enough to make it spin.hopethishelps
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:02 PM
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I'm with schmegeegie. The Remo classic was still a bit tight but was able to get it on evenly and it tuned up just fine. Thanks for all the input guys. D.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: New 20 inch BD heads won't fit on Gretsch BD?

Drummer21 has the universal solution to RB head problems. Just cut the head collars in quarters.
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