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By reyesdvl
#37422
How snug should the flesh ring be? If I can stick the tip of my pinky finger (I've got thin fingers) between the flesh ring and drum is that too much or does that even matter so long as the top ring is snug?

Any insights would be helpful, thanks!

Algernon
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By Dugafola
#37428
you're flesh ring is too big. often times my flesh rings are snugger than my top ring.
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By michi
#37430
I agree with Duga. The flesh ring should be barely wider than the shell. Something like an 0.5 mm to 1 mm gap between the inside edge of the ring and the shell is perfect. (Anything up to a 3 mm gap still is tolerable. Any more than that, and you risk skin slip, and the drum won't look as neat, especially once the rings come down with tuning.)

Michi.