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Old 12-17-2019, 07:52 PM
deansdrums59 deansdrums59 is offline
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Default Gretsch guys-need help: Bass drum rim placement

I have Gretsch rims ready to go back on a bass drum. Hate to ask what I feel might be dumb question, but what goes against the bass drum head-the rounded edge or the tapered edge? I have the tapered edge facing out now and it looks like the claws aren't sitting correctly on the rims.
What gives? D.
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch guys-need help: Bass drum rim placement

Flattest edge should go against the drumhead. Not certain which that would be, from your round vs tapered description.
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:37 PM
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Cool Re: Gretsch guys-need help: Bass drum rim placement

Agreed...Flat edge towards head...

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Old 12-17-2019, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch guys-need help: Bass drum rim placement

+3 Flat Edge against Head

//Claws don't have to fit perfect (aftermarket hoops (or other reason) (they'll settle as you drive it (car talk)
it's ok.

But flattest edge against head

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Old 12-18-2019, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch guys-need help: Bass drum rim placement

Got it guys, many thanks. Dean
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