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Old 03-08-2018, 07:30 AM
sel0001 sel0001 is offline
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Default Bearing Edge Repair Question!

Hi there,

I have recently acquired an old gretsch snare in great condition. The bearing edges on the snare are in fantastic condition except for one tiny spot which has a little flea bite nick in it. The nick is probably 1mmx1mm or so, it was too small to capture in a photo but is visible to the eye and can be felt when running my finger over it.

I'm wondering if this warrants a bearing edge repair (professionally done). I'm assuming not but am just wondering how bad a bearing edge needs to be to warrant recutting/professional repair.

Cheers in advance for any info!
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:04 AM
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Cool Re: Bearing Edge Repair Question!

I say leave it be...Adds mojo to the drum!!

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Old 03-08-2018, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Bearing Edge Repair Question!

That’s what I was thinking. Just checking though, have never had a drum with one before
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:57 AM
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Default Re: Bearing Edge Repair Question!

While it could be fixed with a suitable filler.... It won't make any difference. I'd ignore it if it was me.

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Hi there,

I have recently acquired an old gretsch snare in great condition. The bearing edges on the snare are in fantastic condition except for one tiny spot which has a little flea bite nick in it. The nick is probably 1mmx1mm or so, it was too small to capture in a photo but is visible to the eye and can be felt when running my finger over it.

I'm wondering if this warrants a bearing edge repair (professionally done). I'm assuming not but am just wondering how bad a bearing edge needs to be to warrant recutting/professional repair.

Cheers in advance for any info!
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: Bearing Edge Repair Question!

Rub a white candle over it and fill it with wax, go around the edge too. It`s too minor for it to effect the drum.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:58 PM
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Rub a white candle over it and fill it with wax, go around the edge too. It`s too minor for it to effect the drum.
What oddball said, only use 'beeswax' then go over it with double-O gauge (00-00) steel wool. The edges will be as smooth as glass and the drum head will tune up easily.

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