nkolisnyk wrote:In terms of key-tuning a goatskin, I've had some good success in doing this when such a drum has been passed my way. The only other danger I see is that it is very tempting to crank the lugs tight right off the hop to get the drum up to playing pitch. While it seems efficient, I'm sure it does a lot more long-term damage to the skin than slowly bringing it up to pitch using ropes - so beware!
If you want to retrofit, here's an idea: try to acquire some old kick drum hardware. The lugs are nice and long, and they usually use claws to grab on to a hoop (as opposed to a snare's hoop which has preset holes). I've seen kick drums as small as 16", so with a bit of messing around with old hardware (and finding a crown/flesh ring that is large enough to fit the 'claw fingers' between it and the shell), it might work. Maybe experiment on your crappiest drum first, just in case!
Trumpet wrote:I don't want to have to spend $100+ each to rehead them and I don't know how to rehead a Djembe (yet).
So in the meantime, I thought I might experiment on a couple of the cheaper drums with the keytuned setup. I might try the used kickdrum hardware.
Trumpet wrote:No can do with the book....no iPad.
How is Shorty's DVD?
I'm thining about one of his tables as well. As I mentioned in another post, I actually herniated two discs pulling diamonds.
As to the key tuned I was looking at getting 6 or 8 of these...http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums-pe ... t-assembly
and seeing how they work.
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