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Old 01-31-2007, 02:03 PM
tbone tbone is offline
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Default Re: tucking a calf head

Both these place will do that for you:
http://www.sterntanning.com/percussion.htm
http://www.rebeats.com/calf_heads.html
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:15 PM
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Thank you tbone
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:11 AM
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From a 1964 book called Drums and Drumming Today:

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/r...23/Lapping.jpg

Not sure if it's of any help. Only got the book yesterday and there's some cool stuff in it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:13 AM
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Oh, and don't forget: "any of the modern Formica top tables are ideal".

I love old books...
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:26 AM
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http://www.drumfactorydirect.com/ind...=14_92_102_161

Just happened across this as a source for all you calf skin fans. Looks like the price is right!
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:31 AM
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Well, I finally got around to taking pics of my home made tucking tool; I made it by cutting the handle off a paint brush, cutting a slit in it to slip a 3/4" conduit strap into, glueing it with epoxy. I smoothed all metal edges to prevent tearing the skins.
THAT IS PRETTY COOL!
I like the looks of that home-made tucking tool.

I've only ever tucked my Valje and Toad conga heads. I would like to tuck a kit drum head sometime in the future though. I bought a dvd and book on how to do that recently on ReBeats - it's still in the mail.

Good post re: your tucking.......thanks ..fun stuff
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:13 AM
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From a 1964 book called Drums and Drumming Today:

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/r...23/Lapping.jpg

Not sure if it's of any help. Only got the book yesterday and there's some cool stuff in it.
Thanks! I liked the little quote in there "I enjoyed the part when the drummer went mad." Good one!
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:05 AM
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Default Re: tucking a calf head

This rare video shows you how they did it at Ludwig in the 60's


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Old 11-14-2009, 11:36 AM
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Default trucking a dumb head?

Cool vid.

The tool they're using to tuck the heads reminds me of a Hyde putty knife (see attached pic). Those putty knives have been around for ever, all the pros use them, and I wonder if Ludwig ground them down to make tucking tools.

I'll be phoning Matt at drumfactorydirect.com next week to give his heads another try.

I know of few things that have been blown out of proportion to the degree that tucking drum heads has. I have trouble opening the tall white garbage bags that we use in our kitchen... that's way harder than tucking a drum head.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:37 AM
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I tucked my rack and floor toms (batter & reso) and snare batter head with calf hide heads and bought un-glued wood flesh hoops and custom fitted the hoops to the drums. I made myself a tucking tool out of an ordinary teaspoon and it worked fine. Although for metal hoops a tucking tool like the one posted above would work better. You have to get more of a wrap on the metal hoop because the hide does not stick like it does to a wood flesh hoop.

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