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Old 11-07-2016, 11:00 AM
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Default Remove wrap in WFL scarf joint?

I have a 22x12 WFL New Yorker bass drum that has a piece of wrap left in the scarf from when they originally wrapped it. I have heard a using a heat gun to set the wrap on fire. Would this be the way to get this piece out? I am still on the fence as to whether I will paint or re wrap but either way I feel this has to go!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:04 AM
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With a drum of that age, I wouldn't take a chance on doing harm to the drum. But that's just me. I have a 12" 60's shell in which someone did this. I wish they would have left the small portion of wrap in there. Kinda tells part of the story to a vintage drum as well. Just my thoughts.

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Old 11-07-2016, 11:22 AM
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Is the drum scorched?
Have a pic?
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:27 PM
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Is the drum scorched?
Have a pic?
No my drum did not have the wrap burnt out of it. They pried the shell apart to take the wrap out. Not a fan of that.

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Old 11-07-2016, 05:53 PM
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Yeah, I don't want to do that!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:54 PM
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I would leave the piece in the scarf joint. You just going to booger it up if you try to get it out.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: Remove wrap in WFL scarf joint?

I had a 24" WFL bass drum. I took a very sharp blade and made a straight line and cut out as much as I felt comfortable taking. It didn't make a huge difference honestly but I thought I might rewrap that drum. I ended up selling it. Regret that every time I think about it! Good luck what ever you decide.

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Old 11-09-2016, 06:49 AM
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Default Re: Remove wrap in WFL scarf joint?

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With a drum of that age, I wouldn't take a chance on doing harm to the drum. But that's just me. I have a 12" 60's shell in which someone did this. I wish they would have left the small portion of wrap in there. Kinda tells part of the story to a vintage drum as well. Just my thoughts.

Mike
Mike, reminds me of a kitchen I did a few years ago. We left some of the original wainscoting behind a base cabinet so someone could discover it someday. House was like 150 years old.

I think you should leave it in and deal with it, wrap would be best choice over paint I would think.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:08 AM
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Leave it as is...

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Old 11-09-2016, 01:24 PM
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Default Re: Remove wrap in WFL scarf joint?

On a 15" Slingerland shell I re-wrapped the original wrap was fitted inside the scarf joint the same way. I removed all of the wrap except the remainder in that joint. Best bet is to leave it.
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