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Masoon

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Replace the head on doumbek darbuka
« on: January 07, 2015, 03:40:54 AM »
Instructions for Replacing the Drum Head on Darbuka Drums with Removable Rims:


1.  To insure proper alignment, place a piece of tape on the collar and line up a corresponding piece of tape on the body.  Do not skip this step.

2. Use the Allen wrench that came with the drum to remove the screws.

3. Remove the collar (rim) and old head.

4. Place the new head on the drum.

5. Pace the collar over the head, being careful to line up the pieces of tape so it is in the original position.

6. Insert the screws and tighten a little at a time, do not over tighten.  (The gap between collar and top of drum shell will decrease as you tighten the head.  A head is usually tight enough before the collar touches the top of drum shell.)

7. Play or strike the drum as you tighten the head until you get the pitch you like.  Don not over tighten.

Tip: If the head doesn't appear to be goin on evenly take the collar off and adjust the head.  The key here is to take your time, listen and observe as you tighten.

Hope it will help you.



TootFlute

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Re: Replace the head on doumbek darbuka
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 03:17:14 PM »
Instructions for Replacing the Drum Head on Darbuka Drums with Removable Rims:


1.  To insure proper alignment, place a piece of tape on the collar and line up a corresponding piece of tape on the body.  Do not skip this step.

2. Use the Allen wrench that came with the drum to remove the screws.

3. Remove the collar (rim) and old head.

4. Place the new head on the drum.

5. Pace the collar over the head, being careful to line up the pieces of tape so it is in the original position.

6. Insert the screws and tighten a little at a time, do not over tighten.  (The gap between collar and top of drum shell will decrease as you tighten the head.  A head is usually tight enough before the collar touches the top of drum shell.)

7. Play or strike the drum as you tighten the head until you get the pitch you like.  Don not over tighten.

Tip: If the head doesn't appear to be goin on evenly take the collar off and adjust the head.  The key here is to take your time, listen and observe as you tighten.

Hope it will help you.

Someone should save this and put it on the site somewhere.  This is the kind of information people are always looking for.  But, rarely can find it when they need it.

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Re: Replace the head on doumbek darbuka
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 05:53:43 PM »
You seriously look like an expert person in replacing; I would love to know where you learned all this? I mean this is just great thing and like Tootflute said itís great info to be sharing with all Darbuka lovers as they often seek for these stuff.