- Sep 15, 2010
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At that point in time they were using hide glue. The reason you still have gaps is that there is still old glue or other crud in there that is preventing it from closing up all the way. If that had been my drum I would have steamed those rings off so I could clean the old glue and make sure everything fit correctly. PVA glue isn't very good at filling gaps and maintaining its strength but you should be OK since the gap is small and not all the way around.