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    what I believe is a revitalized vintage logo from a top-tier German drum manufacturer.
    helluva nice kit also.

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    Interesting. How are logos put onto a drum skin? I am assuming - dangerous I know - that drums use skin and not some synthetic material?

    Don't know anything about kits though. The one in the middle looks like it should be full of beer though going by the chrome thingy on top!

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    I'm no drummer, but that is a cool looking set of drums. The nib is probably sprung now, looks like it never recovered after that workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Interesting. How are logos put onto a drum skin? I am assuming - dangerous I know - that drums use skin and not some synthetic material?

    Don't know anything about kits though. The one in the middle looks like it should be full of beer though going by the chrome thingy on top!
    Best guess is that they are screen printed.

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    Thanks. Part of my question was circling around the whether skin surface takes ink very well (like a henna tattoo), and if it retains it considering all the vibrations that it will experience. Just an idle musing.

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    Default Re: Mashing a flexible nib

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Interesting. How are logos put onto a drum skin? I am assuming - dangerous I know - that drums use skin and not some synthetic material?

    Don't know anything about kits though. The one in the middle looks like it should be full of beer though going by the chrome thingy on top!
    Most drumheads are made of Mylar these days. There are a few (very few) manufacturers that still use animal hides (here's one in Oz using kangaroo hides)
    The head on the bass drum you see looks like a Fibreskyn head, made to sound more like hide than plastic.

    If you're curious about real skin heads, do not search for "real skin heads" you will get unrelated and unfortunate results.

    I think the logos are screenprinted or stamped on.

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    Cool. Looks like skin to me, but I have never seen a real drum kit in the flesh and up close, so not surprised I am wrong. On the other hand I do have an African drum at home - round about 80cm dia, on four legs, and it is covered with actual goatskin (possibly cowskin). It plays but is probably not a proper instrument.

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