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    Quote Originally Posted by livingstone View Post
    Yeah I've tried that. No luck. It's not just that I can't get a sound I like, it's that I can't get ANY good sound.
    After all you tried, for the hoops to all of a sudden to be out of round would really take some force like the drum being dropped or knocked over. It seems to me it would be most likely the shell itself. If you haven't done it already, lay the drum on a completely flat surface and check the bearing edges. You could also measure and see if the drum is still completely round and if there are any cracks in the shell. A video would really be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    This is probably a useless piece of advice, BUT when i've been in that situation with a drum, pass it to another drummer/the tech in a drum store, and see what sound they get out of it, someone else's way of tuning or setting the wires may bring back that sound you liked.
    You beat me to it! You replied that you had someone else look at it, did that person also come to the same conclusion, where he/she agreed that a 'good' sound was not able to be dialed in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
    After all you tried, for the hoops to all of a sudden to be out of round would really take some force like the drum being dropped or knocked over. It seems to me it would be most likely the shell itself. If you haven't done it already, lay the drum on a completely flat surface and check the bearing edges. You could also measure and see if the drum is still completely round and if there are any cracks in the shell. A video would really be helpful.
    Or perhaps left somewhere not climate controlled. It seems strange to me that out of nowhere these quirks are happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    Or perhaps left somewhere not climate controlled. It seems strange to me that out of nowhere these quirks are happening.
    Yes, I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livingstone View Post
    Yes and yes. I've tried different brands of heads. Tried Remo and Aquarian for sure, I may have even had an Evans on there but I can't remember for sure. Yes, have tried different brands of snare wire. Had the stock pearl snares, tried a set of Pure sounds, and a set of generic Gibraltars.

    As you say I haven't tried a different throw off.
    Let us know what you find out . There has to be a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
    After all you tried, for the hoops to all of a sudden to be out of round would really take some force like the drum being dropped or knocked over. It seems to me it would be most likely the shell itself. If you haven't done it already, lay the drum on a completely flat surface and check the bearing edges. You could also measure and see if the drum is still completely round and if there are any cracks in the shell. A video would really be helpful.
    Looks like his drum has flanged hoops. Not all that uncommon for them to go out of round, especially after multiple head changes. They’re easily bent back into shape. The bottom hoops on a snare are often out of round due to people trying to get the tension even at the snare beds causing the hoop to take on a Pringles shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    This is probably a useless piece of advice, BUT when i've been in that situation with a drum, pass it to another drummer/the tech in a drum store, and see what sound they get out of it, someone else's way of tuning or setting the wires may bring back that sound you liked.
    Great suggestion. I was gonna recommend the OP try playing the drum in a different room. Sometimes you can tune a drum perfectly for one acoustical environment only to have it sound like trash when played somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7empest View Post
    Great suggestion. I was gonna recommend the OP try playing the drum in a different room. Sometimes you can tune a drum perfectly for one acoustical environment only to have it sound like trash when played somewhere else.
    Yes, and also have someone play the snare behind the kit and with you standing in front a few feet. Sometimes your drums can sound fine when you get out from behind them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    Or perhaps left somewhere not climate controlled. It seems strange to me that out of nowhere these quirks are happening.
    It's strange to me too! The drum has always been in my house and I live in a dry area so I don't think it's terribly likely that it was damaged, but you never know I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
    After all you tried, for the hoops to all of a sudden to be out of round would really take some force like the drum being dropped or knocked over. It seems to me it would be most likely the shell itself. If you haven't done it already, lay the drum on a completely flat surface and check the bearing edges. You could also measure and see if the drum is still completely round and if there are any cracks in the shell. A video would really be helpful.
    I'll check the shell like that and see if I can get the sound on video.
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