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Feb 23, 2024 - 8:07:04 PM

RDP

USA

282 posts since 2/27/2009

Iv got a 2001 RB-250. What was the original head on it a low or a medium? Also what heads do you guys use. Iv also heard setting the tension at 91for a starting point.




Feb 23, 2024 - 8:26:52 PM
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RioStat

USA

6263 posts since 10/12/2009

I'd use a medium or high crown for a flathead 250.

As far as "what kind", I feel that a good ol' top-frosted Remo is the best Bluegrass head.

If you're talking DrumDial numbers, I'd start at about 88, play it-listen to it, then tighten up if you think necessary.  Remember, it's easier to tighten a head than to loosen one.....you start at 91, you're about maxed out already.

 

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