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How to Wrap a Drum Shell Part 2

How to Wrap a Drum Shell This is the 2nd and last post on how to wrap your drum shells! Enjoy! Check out the first post here. Another important blog post to view along with this post is “How to Keep your Wrap Seams From Coming Up“. Applying Contact Cement After you have made sure there is not sanding dust …

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How to Take Good Drum Photos

How to Take Drum Product Photos When you build your very own custom drum or drum set you’ll want to take some great product photos to show off your work to everyone you know. In the past I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing photographers who have shot some promo pictures of drums that I’ve built, one of them …

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How To Keep Drum Wrap Seams From Coming Up

My Drum Wrap Seams Are Coming Unglued I have a confession to make. I recently discovered that the seams on the 2nd wrapped drum set I ever made are starting to come apart. This is unacceptable, but luckily you get to learn from my mistake. Wrapping your custom drums with a sparkle, glass glitter, onyx, pearl, or solid color wrap  …

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Ryan’s 1st Custom Snare Drum Build

Making A Custom Snare Drum I just got these pictures in from Ryan in Lubbock, TX! Ryan cut his own bearing edges, marked his own lug layout, drilled for hardware, cut his own snare bed and put a clear satin finish on his drum – and he was able to do most of this from his apartment! Looks great Ryan! …

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How to Prevent Your Drums From Slipping Out of Tune

Tension Rod Slip Do you have problems with your tension rods detuning themselves as you play a gig? I know that I dealt with this for a very long time myself. I would sometimes find myself trying to tune my snare drum back up after a couple of songs because usually the lug nearest to where I hit my rim …

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Greg’s first attempt at drum building

1st Custom Snare Drum Build This was sent in from Greg Doucette from Canada! That is a great looking drum Greg! This is a Stave snare drum 4.25″ x 14″ 10 lug. Maple with Padauk accent.      Greg’s Drum Building Experience: Check out what Greg had to say: “Philip’s Ebook on how to make custom drums was instrumental in …

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How to pay if you don’t have Paypal

How to Order “How to Make Custom Drums” If you want to buy “How to Make Custom Drums” but don’t have a Paypal account you can use your credit card or bank account to pay for it. Paypal still takes care of it, and I have nothing to do with processing the account information in case you were worried about …

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What Will My Custom Drums Sound Like?

Custom Drum Set Sound Quality I have received a couple of emails from people that are skeptical about the sound quality of a drum set that they build. I know that this is only my opinion, but I believe that if you follow my steps laid out in the book, (especially when it comes to outsourcing woodwork) you can build …