Any Experience Straightening An Aluminum Drum Shell? Made By Trick

Stretch Riedle

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So I bought a kit on eBay and the seller didn't say the bass drum had a big dent in it. I'm trying to send it back, but for now I'll ask if anyone has experience fixing a good sized dent in a 3.1mm thick aluminum shell. It's as much as 3/4" out-of-round in one place. Both ends are affected, but the dent is right near the resonant edge.
I can force heads on it and tune it up, and it sounds ok. But if I end up getting stuck with the drum I would most likely want to make it closer to original factory shape.
Thanks for any input.

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Call Trick directly and ask them. I’ve had luck with them answering questions in the past.
 

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Well, I didn't call Trick.
My friend runs an auto shop, and said he'd have his "metal" guy look at it. So it went to a different auto body shop, and in a very short time came back to me all nice and round. There are two small dents in it, but they're cosmetic and I don't care. I got it fixed for free.
I put heads on it, and now it's quite playable.
Case closed.

Stretch
 


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