Any Experience Straightening An Aluminum Drum Shell? Made By Trick

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  1. Stretch Riedle

    Stretch Riedle DFO Veteran

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    So I bought a kit on eBay and the seller didn't say the bass drum had a big dent in it. I'm trying to send it back, but for now I'll ask if anyone has experience fixing a good sized dent in a 3.1mm thick aluminum shell. It's as much as 3/4" out-of-round in one place. Both ends are affected, but the dent is right near the resonant edge.
    I can force heads on it and tune it up, and it sounds ok. But if I end up getting stuck with the drum I would most likely want to make it closer to original factory shape.
    Thanks for any input.

    Stretch
     
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    Call Trick directly and ask them. I’ve had luck with them answering questions in the past.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give that a try.
     
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    Well, I didn't call Trick.
    My friend runs an auto shop, and said he'd have his "metal" guy look at it. So it went to a different auto body shop, and in a very short time came back to me all nice and round. There are two small dents in it, but they're cosmetic and I don't care. I got it fixed for free.
    I put heads on it, and now it's quite playable.
    Case closed.

    Stretch
     
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