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A co-worker gave me this drum several years ago and I've decided to spruce it up a bit. Here's the dumb question, the head can be changed right? It has the original head on and I can't get it out of the wooden hoop. I could but didn't want to break everything in the process. Any tips?

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Oops, should have put this in Vintage. Mods can you move it please?
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You should be able to gently pop the head off with your thumbs. A new head will probably be a bit tight to mount. Put the new head on the shell. Then, work the rim over the head. Be gentle.

Edited by CSR, 15 September 2018 - 12:05 PM.

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Thank you. I've never changed one of these, always a modern drum. They are stuck on but are coming off slowly. Should I use reg heads or more classic fit/vintage style heads? Shell diameter is 13 7/8 in.
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Won’t a standard 14” head fit? Try one of the new Remo oversized heads or Aquarian vintage heads.
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Yeah I had a regular reso head that fit with no problems. Ordered a regular batter head. Thanks for the help.
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