Why Do I Dent My Drum Heads?

by Brian
(Texas)

Why do i dent my drum heads when I'm not even playing that hard with a normal stick and a g2 coated 10 inch tom?

ANSWER

Hi, Brian--

The most likely cause IF you are not hitting hard is the tension in the heads. Heads that are too loose will dent easily.

Also if the tension is not constant around the head, they will dent more easily.

The angle at which you strike the head also can cause dents. Be sure that you are striking the head with the side of the bead. Let the stick rebound freely and do not force it into the head.

You could also try angling your toms more.

Lynne

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