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Recovering Drum Heads
By Jon Miller

> Hello Everyone, I have a bunch of drum heads that require recovering
> with the old time "kid skin". These are all Wurlitzer heads. We did
> have a fellow in Lancaster PA doing this but cannot locate him any
> longer. Can anyone suggest a reliable source that still does this
> work? Also, does anyone have a source of the new drum heads that look
> like the old skin covered drums?

Check with a general band instrument repair shop, or if you are in a larger area, there may be an independent shop specializing in drum repair.

Replacing a calf-skin head requires not only finding the proper type of skin (it _is_ available) but a fair amount of knowledge and skill to properly tuck the head. I do not know if any of the place which sell the skin will sell to a private party, but any band instrument repair shop should be able to get it for you, if not actually do the work.

(I speak from personal knowledge as this is the business _I_ am in, and once or twice a year we get requests for replacement of calfskin heads.)

Jon Miller
St. Paul MN

(Message sent Sun 9 Feb 1997, 07:18:49 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

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