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Old 05-23-2020, 07:45 AM
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Default Heads which are a bit bigger than Remo Classic Fit

Hi all,

I am currently restoring an old Dresdner Type concert snare drum. It came to me with 60s Premier Everplay Heads that fit so-so. I just put on some new 60s style Remo Classic Fit Ambassadors but those sit very tightly, I wondered if anyone knows some quality heads that are a bit bigger in size, avoiding paying for custom heads and also avoiding the low-quality oversized heads that one can get at STdrums or the likes in Europe. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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F
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:15 AM
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Tag!
I have never heard of that model of drum before. Could you share a picture? I assume that the snare diameter is in cm and not inches, hence your problem. I know that Aquarian and Remo both make a vintage model (basically a thinner flesh hoop), but it was developed for older drums made in inch measurements. I have no knowledge of companies that produce metric sized heads. I can only suggest an older, used metric head or just go with calfskin. Just make sure the new flesh hoop matches your counter hoop exactly!

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Old 05-23-2020, 09:55 AM
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Hi Kurt,

thank you for your reply. It's an Apparatebau look-alike, possibly 50s spares from GPL or the likes then assembled by Tromsa or so, original strainer sadly missing. Heavy, all-COB. Shell is a fair bit out of round, snares side fitting better than batter. Heads with 1 or 2 mm more diameter would help already, just wondered if other brands than Remo tend to be a bit wider in diameter. Best, F
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:46 AM
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Beautiful Drum!
My eyes are playing tricks on me.....How does this drum tension?
I see square headed tension rods that look like they are in one piece to the other side.(?)
Is there an insert sleeve that accepts the threads that I can't see?
-Kurt

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Old 05-23-2020, 11:10 AM
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OK. I just see it after enlarging several times. Again, Beautiful drum!
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:10 AM
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Hi Kurt, thank you for your nice words. https://www.ebay.de/itm/Snare-14x5-r...cAAOSwCjFc-B8z This one is very similar. You have a central rod in the middle fixed with a screw and then caps on both sides that you can loosen/tighten, the hooks/claws/grommets or whatever the word in English is ;-) are soldered to the hoop. It's beautiful, but a bit impractical altogether. Best, F

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Default Re: Heads which are a bit bigger than Remo Classic Fit

I use Aquarian American Classic heads on my Gretsch RB set. They are supposed to be a bit over sized, but they are meant to produce a sound similar to a calfskin head. Your results may vary.
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