THIS IS AN EXCELLENT POINT.Those rims look wonky. Do you have access to known accurately manufactured 14" hoops to try on it"
lugs are looking straightAnyone else had this kind of problem with a special ordered Gretsch snare?
I put the top hoop on the bottom edge / head to doublecheck if I get a similar misalignment of the tension rods as with the bottom hoop. See the pdf under the link above. It seems that with both hoops somewhat similar issues occur at the "critical" lugs.Those rims look wonky. Do you have access to known accurately manufactured 14" hoops to try on it"
It seems that it's not possible due to another lug more or less opposite of this, where the tension rod is already at the edge of the bore in the rim, so it does not allow to turn the rim further...Marc, your top rim can turn a little clockwise. Loosen all the rods and slowly hand tighten each to see if you can get them all straight. The lug looks perpendicular..... maybe it's the rim?