Broken 2-ply Bass Head Question

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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:18 pm

ok so i broke through the first ply in one spot on my 2-ply head and i was wondering if there was any way to repair it, or if i could take off the broken ply completely and just use it as a one ply head?? the head doesnt sound all that broken, just my beater gets stuck in the rip sometimes. i know about patches and stuff but i was just planning on getting one for when i get a new bass head.
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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:11 pm

Duct tape or a new head. :)
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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:42 am

If you're serious about drumming, you gotta buy a new head. I saw that one of my Evans EQ4 batter heads was looking a little thin where the batter attacks it, so I bought another head before my beater slashes through it completely. I usually use the the small plastic or Mylar reinforcement disc that comes with Evans bass drum heads, but for some reason I didn't have it installed on this head.

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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:02 am

yeah I knew i need to get a new head, I was just looking for a quick fix so i can play until i get my paycheck
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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:45 am

Duct tape it. :)
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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:52 am

yeah. I mean, you CAN rip off the broken mylar layer, but be warned: the plys of mylar used are thinner than a standard 1-ply head, and it will be much easier to break than a normal one-ply head.
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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:13 pm

ok, im just gonna try the duct tape. that should probably hold me off until next friday. (stupid biweekly paychecks)
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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:45 pm

duct tape should do it. There's this punk house I play at all the time and the same exact thing is going on with the hosue set.

The tape works fine but kinda kills the tone a little
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:28 pm

alright cool, and thats fine by me cause my drums sound bad due to a combination of the set, mediocre tuning and bad acoustics in the room i play. but my set sounds amazing no matter what i do to it when i have some protective headphones on!
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Post Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:01 pm

NEW head soon enough, that one ply will break.
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Post Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:25 pm

If the tear isn't big, I'd use a beater patch. Duct tape is always good too.
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Post Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:38 am

DRUMSMYWIFE wrote:NEW head soon enough, that one ply will break.



agreed
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:51 am

DO NOT use duck tape.
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:33 pm

xdoseonex wrote:DO NOT use duck tape.

Agreed! Makes a mess outta your beaters, and will stick and slow you down while you play.
Bottom line-new head.
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Post Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:53 pm

Brother_Bong wrote:
xdoseonex wrote:DO NOT use duck tape.

Agreed! Makes a mess outta your beaters, and will stick and slow you down while you play.
Bottom line-new head.


yup. exactly. I'v done it before. it was just terrible. sticky beaters, sticky head, then you gotta clean your beaters with goo-gone. so annoying.
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