What are PreMounted Heads and how do I mount them on my drum?

Pre-Mounted heads are designed to take the work out of stretching your own heads. We mount our premium skins on 1/4″ stainless steel flesh hoops, ready to mount on your drum.  They are crafted specifically for each brand and model of drum, and should result in a “plug and play” scenario.

There are instances when a drum shell is out of round. If this is the case, the best way to mount them is first to turn the head upside down like a bowl and place about 1/2″ of warm water in the head for about 30 minutes. This will soften the skin where it meets the bearing edge of the drum and lubricate it a bit for mounting. Tighten the tuning lugs across from each other in pairs until you have it at a medium tuning.  You don’t want it loose, but the head isn’t ready for high tuning yet.  The head will then mold to the bearing edge and create the perfect fit with the drum.  Once mounted, allow the head to dry for 2 days before tuning it up high. Please do not put water in the head for any other reason.

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