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ksrigg





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No. 1 Posted on Sep 2, 2013 10:53 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I recently bought a set of 1940's-50's WFL Timbales, and they are 10 1/2" and 13". I have tried a 10" and an 11" head on the 10 1/2 inch shell and neither will work, so it looks like the only thing available for this drum is going to be a Banjo head. My question is, will they work on a drum shell, and which one would hold up the best? I assume there has to be one that will work and withstand the hard hits that it is going to receive.

Anyone else run across this problem? There are quite a few of these old copper plated beauties out thee, and I know they are being played, but short of having a head made with a real skin and flesh hoop, what is a guy to do?

Any help much appreciated..

Sutton Rigg



ksrigg





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No. 2 Posted on Sep 3, 2013 4:31 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Is the Fiberskyn the same thickness as the Fiberskyn used for drum heads? Is it 7.5 mils, 10 mil? There are no specs for the banjo heads at all.

I have also read that Remo will custom make a head for you. How does one go about that, and is it cost effective? What will a 10 1/2 inch head cost? I really would like it to be a Coated Ambassador to match the 13 inch head (and 11") that I already have for the Timbales..

If there is a moderator who reads the posts, can you put me in touch with the proper department to make such a request, or someone who knows the specs on the banjo heads?

Thank you very much..



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No. 3 Posted on Sep 3, 2013 6:01 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Hi Sutton. Try the "Contact us" button at the top of this very screen. BTW, I am not a moderator.


moneyowen





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No. 4 Posted on Sep 16, 2013 1:20 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Banjo heads are 11" coated Ambassador. Tama made 11" drums for a while.



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