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    Re: Unreliable heads, edges, or drummer?

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    "As an engineer, I can say that tension members (which is what we are talking about here, hence the name) do not have to be plumb, or even straight in some cases, to serve their purpose.
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    Re: Unreliable heads, edges, or drummer?

    I think you're on to something. If you notice the two Ludwig BBs pictured below, one has a triple flange hoop and noticeable tension rod splay.
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    Re: Unreliable heads, edges, or drummer?

    I didn't know how the word splay pertained to the world of drumming until I read it being used repeatedly on other drum forums from drummers who were very OCD about their gear. Those who argued...
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    Re: Unreliable heads, edges, or drummer?

    Watch this, it's cued up to the point where a DW drum maker is checking the bearing edges that were cut. You'll see him rotate the drum over the granite slab with a infra-red light above the shell to...
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    Re: Unreliable heads, edges, or drummer?

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    A more detailed outline of the damaged bearing edge as a result from the test.

    http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab16/late8/damagededgeinsideview_zps95bc4150.jpg

    I located the...
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    Re: Unreliable heads, edges, or drummer?

    If the heads aren't the issue, do a quick bearing edge test. You don't have to go out and buy a special piece of glass as Brian (aka N2Bluz) did since we all know he can cut his own bearing edges,...
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    Re: Unreliable heads, edges, or drummer?

    Check for lug splay if you're still having issues. Some drummer's pet peeve is to have the tension lugs tip at the top of the rod (splay) due to QC issues. Others claim lug splay has a negligible...
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