Tension member for percussion instrument

  • US 6,255,573 B1
  • Filed: 12/15/1999
  • Issued: 07/03/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A percussion instrument comprising:

  • a. a shell formed of a first rigid material having an end of substantially annular cross-section;

    b. a drumhead stretched over an end of the shell and fixedly attached to an exterior surface of the shell such that the tension in the drumhead cannot be adjusted manually; and

    c. a tension member of a second rigid material disposed between the drumhead and the end of the shell for maintaining substantially constant radial tension on the drumhead.

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