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Old 03-27-2018, 04:27 PM
Closet drummer Closet drummer is offline
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Default Re-Wrap Question

I have a Premier Bass drum that needs to be Re-wrapped. A Re-wrap is something i haven't done before so i want to practice a time or two before deciding whether or not I will re-wrap my Vintage drum or leave it to a professional.
My question is: Are Drums from the factory that are wrapped different widths than drums that left with a wrap?? I have found a cheap kit that i like the hardware that was originally factory finished in Flat black stain....Yuck, IMHO, so i want to re-wrap it in a wrap I would, After I add wrap to these shells,will they be too wide for proper head seating, or is this only an issue with re-wrapping over existing wraps ( which i wouldn't do)??
It seems like starting with a kit that doesn't have a wrap is a little less effort in prepping the shells than removing old wrap,glue, sanding etc etc....
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:56 PM
Mo Tonkie Mo Tonkie is offline
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Default Re: Re-Wrap Question

Yes, I believe so; and I believe the widths vary according to manufacturer. The type or brand of heads will make a difference too.

With the drum assembled and heads attached try inserting a credit card between the shell and the drum head hoop in 4 areas (12, 3, 6, & 9 o'clock). That's your approximate clearance.

There's some good youtube videos on re-wrapping drums.
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