An apparatus for tightening a drumhead having a rim and a skin set on a
drum body portion. The apparatus utilizes an annular member having a
track. A fastener is also employed for holding the annular member
relative to the drum body. A retainer is provided and includes a surface
for engaging the rim of the drumhead with at least one projection which
engages the track of the annular member. The retainer is capable of
rotating to move the projection along the track to loosen or tighten the
skin of the drumhead through contact with the drum body.