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Aug 19, 2019 - 10:10:37 AM
8819 posts since 2/22/2007

Glued-on hide head is loose enough to cause a wrinkle. Still produces surprisingly good tone but looks bad. It's time to thin the herd and I would like to sell it. Anyway to remove and re-install or tighten or replace?

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:37:43 PM
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Kimerer

USA

898 posts since 2/17/2006

Pictures would help. Is it tacked and glued, or just glued? What is it glued to? Is there a rim that you can take out and soak it off?

Aug 19, 2019 - 3:25:07 PM

carlb

USA

1999 posts since 12/16/2007

Or maybe just spraying the edge that's wrinkled. loosening the glue, perhaps, and then pulling it tight and regluing. I wouldn't try to do the whole skin, just around the wrinkle.

 
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Originally posted by Kimerer

Pictures would help. Is it tacked and glued, or just glued? What is it glued to? Is there a rim that you can take out and soak it off?

Aug 19, 2019 - 3:38:17 PM

8819 posts since 2/22/2007

Hmmm, the wrinkle be gone! The head is still sagging at the bridge but nowhere as bad as before. Must be a temperature/humidity thing. I will have to take it apart and inspect further, thanks for the replies.

Aug 19, 2019 - 4:04:12 PM

52175 posts since 12/14/2005

I've heard of people using a hair dryer to tighten their natural hide drums and/or banjo heads.
Safer than holding a lighter near it.

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