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  • rebound at different velocity?

    I searched the forum and found no discussion on this...

    I've just acquired a brand new PD-125 and connected it to an exp TD-10. This is my very first mesh head.

    Now, what I found is the rebound is kinda weird (this is the only word I can think of to describe it), very different from an acoustic snare. When I hit it light (think ghost notes), it feels good, very much like acoustic. But when I hit it hard, it feels like the head cushions my impact and doesn't rebound well. I can't do proper single roll on the mesh head.

    Apparently, what I want is a head as close to an acoustic snare as possible. What should I do now? Tighten or loosen the head? I'm stuck.

    EDIT: Is it what people call the "trampoline" effect? But from what I read, the trampoline effect gives more rebound, not less...
    My compact kit.

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    I like mine really tight. Hard strokes rebound rather well.
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    • #3
      Same here, nice and tight gives you good rebound, just don't do that for a mesh kick though!

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      • #4
        Michael and KevH,

        Do you remember how many turns you've tightened the bolts?

        I don't really know how to gauge how tight is tight. TD-10's tension gauge says my mesh is already too tight. I read on some old threads that 2 turns should be about right. My bolts are around 2.5 turns...

        Thanks.

        p.s. And I am getting the nasty hot spot problem too. I've tried the settings suggested by gb but the problem doesn't go away... I think I'll cross post this on the hot spot thread.
        My compact kit.

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        • #5
          I have no idea how many turns I use. heh. I just twist till it feels right.
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          • #6
            No idea either, but as a guide (according to Hart) tighten until you can depress the head approx. 2 mm with your finger. Also remember to re tension the heads each week (or more if you play a lot)

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            • #7
              If I remember correctly there is a reference in the td-12 manual with respect to pd85 tom tensioning . Download a td12 manual and look in it . If I remember correctly there was a measurement of 7mm in there. It was from the edge of the rim to some other point I just don't remember where.
              I think that was the starting point

              I had a wierd rebound stroke as well as a result of the head being too loose. I raised the tension about a quarter of a turn on each bolt and life is now good.

              cheers
              RJ
              TD-9KX 3 X PD-125/ 2 X PD-105/ 4 X PD-85/KD-85/KD-120/KD-8/Cy-5/cy-8/3 X cy12R/C and 1 CY15R 2 X CY14C and a good ol VH-11!

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