Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > February 1997 > 1997.02.10 > 21Prev  Next


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
dat-smc@juno.com

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

Key Words in Subject:  Drum, Heads, Restoring

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2018 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                                       
Translate This Page

. .