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    Evans Drum head quality issues? **Updated Evans response**

    Well, I received my Evans "replacements" about two weeks later. 2 of the 4 looked like this. I think they have quality issues and this should confirm it! Even more disappointing, I reached out to Eric Ricciardi VP of Percussion @ D'Addario asking him to contact me directly and he never...
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    Evans Drum head quality issues? **Updated Evans response**

    I decided to give Aquarian a try. I called them directly and immediately got someone on the phone who was able to give me suggestions on what to try. I picked these up at my local Sam Ash and ordered the remaining Response 2 for the tom batter(s). Look ad the quality of the hoop and the weld...
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    Evans Drum head quality issues? **Updated Evans response**

    Here is the response. You can interpret how you like. Several photos were sent. Keep in mind, I had the exact same issues about a year ago when I re-headed another drum kit. Again, they quickly sent replacements, but it is a hassle to wait to get replacements. I was at my local Sam Ash store...
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    Evans Drum head quality issues? **Updated Evans response**

    **Update** Evans has responded to my inquiry. I sent them over the photos and they have responded by saying that these are "within spec" based on the photos. However, will be sending me replacements.
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    Evans Drum head quality issues? **Updated Evans response**

    Well for those that say they have not seen issues before. Here is another nugget. This is a small disc that was cut from the mylar and it is trapped between the two plies. These are all brand new heads I purchased to rehead a brand new kit. I've pretty much found something wrong with everyone...
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    Evans Drum head quality issues? **Updated Evans response**

    Thanks for the input. Sounds like from now on I need to order in double and triplicate and pick the best and return the rest. Wish I did not have to do that.
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    I Stink at Painting Hoops

    Laquer primer is your issue. I try to avoid it at all cost. Typically, what happens is it does not fully cure and then you put a coat of paint over it and the finish krinkles because it continue to off gas (cure) Stick with catalyzed primers and urethane automotive paints. Can you use lacquer...
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    Evans Drum head quality issues? **Updated Evans response**

    I've been using Evans for 20 years. However, I've noticed that I have had several new heads with issues. One of the biggest issues is the aluminum rim. I have received heads where the rim is not circular. It is typically off were the seam/weld joint is located. Also when the ends are welded...
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    Opinion needed on Keller Maple shells

    Just verified. That hole runs thru 3/4 of the shell width. Its a 8" deep shell and it runs 5-6"
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    Opinion needed on Keller Maple shells

    Sure. This is the 12" tom. That hole runs from one end to the other and it is basically in the middle of my bearing edge. The problem is when they manufactured it. They cut the inner plies too short. I called the place I purchased them from, but they said all the 12" shells they had were...
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    Opinion needed on Keller Maple shells

    I recently purchased maple keller shells 6 ply. I have received them and noticed on two of them there is a gap on the inner ply where they did not get a good glue joint. It creates about a ~1/32"-1/16" gap in the middle of the plies that runs from one end to another. Is this acceptable? I...
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    Worldmax shipping rates?

    Anyone use Worldmax for their supplies? What is up with their shipping rates? They charge crazy rates and when I inquired about it they swore they do not add fees (profit) on the shipping rates. I have a dealer account, but by the time I pay their shipping rates I might as well buy it from...
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    High gloss finish

    All Done!! This really came out nice and sounds fantastic. Dicast hoops, tube lugs, DW Mag strainer. all in black nickel finish. If anyone is interested this is the clear I used. My can was over 5 years old and still good. It was stored in my house which I'm sure helps. Recently, I was...
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    Where can I find DW "stained glass" drum wrap?

    Looking for this wrap. Anyone know where this can be purchased?
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    High gloss finish

    Thought I would share the current project. 10 Ply maple snare with a quilted Bubinga Veneer. So far it coming together nicely. I ended up going with the catalyzed automotive clear. I'll have to let it completely dry before I start adding hardware. This is the first time I cut my own bearing...
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    High gloss finish

    WOW, thanks for the compliment! I was just hoping to find an easier way to achieve the same results from the more experienced drum builders.
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    High gloss finish

    Thanks for the tips guys. Here are my drums I did about 10 years ago. I used an automotive catalyzed urethane clear. The base coat is black on the green kit. Then sprayed with the automotive clear with metal flake and then just clear. I've decided to do a snare and ordered the quilted...
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