Reskinning a drum

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Master Thomas Pike
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Reskinning a drum

Postby Master Thomas Pike » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:46 am

Hello all,

I am pretty new to reenacting and I was recently given my society's drum and set loose at our shows. The poor drum however has seen many more battles than I probably ever will and, I'm told by those more knowledgeable than I, needs a new skin.

This was most apparent at Tewkesbury this year when I joined the King's drummers and probably put them to shame with the bad sound coming from my poor drum.

Any way I am keen to give reskinning a try but I have no idea how to do it. Can any one give me some advice, hints, tip etc on how to do this?

Cheers
Tom



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Postby Eyemo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:19 pm

is the head slack, or completley worm out (holes, dents, tears?)


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Postby Master Thomas Pike » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:26 pm

It is slack. It still makes a sort of drum tipe noise when you pull the cords down and tighten it but it is not a happy noise. You have to hit it in just the right place which is not easy to do when there are a horde of Lancastrians coming your way!! lol



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Postby Eyemo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:52 pm

Ok, sounds Knacked.. mind you, if it's real skin,then this damp weather will change the pitch of the tightest of heads.


try this place...

http://www.gurtmint.co.uk/rennaisance.html
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Postby Master Thomas Pike » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:24 pm

No alas poor drum.

Cheers for the link Eyemo. We have a show this weekend so I'll look into it properly next week.

As for the weather: Looking outside here in 'Sunny' Sheffield I only hope this is not a foretaste of what's to come in Preston. :?




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