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Restoring Drum Heads
By Don Teach

All the restorers that I know use drum heads made by Remo, and sold at your local music store. They are called FibreSkin and approach the appearance and feel of high quality calfskin heads. They may be special ordered without the Remo name for a more authentic look, or placed on the drum with the name hidden behind a drum beater. A typical part number for a 20" bass drum head is FA1520-00 and a 14" head would be FA0514-00. They do a good job without having to be tuned every time the weather changes.

For the purist who wants real calfskin heads, the contact is Mr. Palansky at United Rawhide, 1644 North Ada Street, Chicago IL 60622 tel 312-276-1167 or fax 312-276-9535. They also make covers for pianos which I believe Schaff sells.

Don Teach

(Message sent Mon 10 Feb 1997, 02:23:07 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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