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Jack:

I love the "Here Comes the Bride" tip! Awesome.

To be truthful, I tuned my COB Dyna years ago without any knowledge and did the best I could. I tuned my new wood Dyna using Tommy P's method, and it worked first time. I'm totally happy with the sound.

So now, because of your post, I'm going to clean up the old COB--polish and all--and tune 'er up the right way.

Thanks for giving me the incentive. I won't put down the COB any further until I give it the old college try.

Remember, I said I was easily swayed!
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Jack:

I love the "Here Comes the Bride" tip! Awesome.

To be truthful, I tuned my COB Dyna years ago without any knowledge and did the best I could. I tuned my new wood Dyna using Tommy P's method, and it worked first time. I'm totally happy with the sound.

So now, because of your post, I'm going to clean up the old COB--polish and all--and tune 'er up the right way.

Thanks for giving me the incentive. I won't put down the COB any further until I give it the old college try.

Remember, I said I was easily swayed!



Keep in mind that without the snare frame it won't [sign in to see URL] are no snare beds on a Dyna.

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My COB is stock, so I will set it up exactly the way Tommy P and you have described it.

I last stripped it apart and tuned it in about 1979. Did everything wrong, I'm sure. She's still a looker, but this website has swayed me big time to the wood Powertones and Dynas.

I bought a blue sparkle Powertone last summer and fell in love with it the first time I did a roll. Again, I'm not giving my COB credit. I have to tear it apart and be diligent in cleaning it and tuning it.

By the way, I bought Ambassadors for my new Dyna. Coated top, Reso bottom. I note that you like the Diplomat for the bottom head. What difference would I notice?
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My COB is stock, so I will set it up exactly the way Tommy P and you have described it.

I last stripped it apart and tuned it in about 1979. Did everything wrong, I'm sure. She's still a looker, but this website has swayed me big time to the wood Powertones and Dynas.

I bought a blue sparkle Powertone last summer and fell in love with it the first time I did a roll. Again, I'm not giving my COB credit. I have to tear it apart and be diligent in cleaning it and tuning it.

By the way, I bought Ambassadors for my new Dyna. Coated top, Reso bottom. I note that you like the Diplomat for the bottom head. What difference would I notice?



More sensitivty with a Diplomat. That's the way they came from the factory.

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I have a '65 COB and I was finally able to get a frame for it, complete with wires. The whole thing was dusty and original. The epoxy on the snare wires was good, but the strands on the outside were stretched and this frame is the type that only has latitudinal adjustment (the thumbscrew). I followed Longroll's advice and took the snares off, lightly sanded the ledge where they sit on the frame and stuck a thin piece of felt (actually a strip from a silver polishing cloth) onto the ledge and after it dried, put the snares on. When I tightened the screws, the effect of this was to gently bow the snares outwards (or rather upwards) onto the head. The effect was incredible. These snare wires are nearly 40 years old and the drum sounds like a rudimentary snare (if I want). It takes hardly any snare tension to achieve a really snappy, articulate sound. Amazing drum. Bruce was pretty damn clever too.

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Would love to see pictures of the process. Sounds like a great idea.

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Would love to see pictures of the process. Sounds like a great idea.

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Hi folks, new guy here...

Great forum!

Yes, me too, pictures please emoticon

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Hi, i have trouble with the snare frame when setting up. my question is: how tight should be the "ropes" (i dont know how it calls, and my english is not the best) of the snare frame?? thanks
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The wire tension is set by using the screw on the frame. This should be finger tight. No More!!!.

Set the Throw off so that the square is about at the middle of the U on the face plate.... as here.
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flip the drum over, and center the frame on the bottom head, thread the cords through the butt and tighten the pinch plate with the frame exactly centered, laying on the bottom head. Thread the cords through the pinch plate on the throw off side, Engage the throw off to the on position and pull the strings tight, and tighten the pinch plate screws.

Flip the drum over, disengage the snares, loosen the throw off knob 3/4 of a turn, and then bring the throw off into the on position. Tap the drum. No snare sound. While tapping the drum tighten the throw off knob until you do have a snare sound. Stop. disengage the throw off, then switch to ON. tap the drum. Tighten the throw off one half turn more. that should do it.

Now feel the frame with the throw off engaged to the ON position. You will feel movement, it will not feel tight. But you will have a relatively rattle free snare sound all over the head.

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Thread the cords through the pinch plate on the throw off side, Engage the throw off to the on position and pull the strings tight, and tighten the pinch plate screws.



how tight? tight as i can do.. or more or less tight?

thank you very much

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