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How to Cut and Install Re-Rings

I recently shot and edited an entire HD video Drum Building Course covering how to cut and install reinforcement rings. Videos: How to Cut Re-Rings Using a Table Saw, Preparing the Re-Rings for Glueing, How to Glue/Install Re-Rings In Your Drum, Making Re-Rings Flush, Installing Re-Rings on Large Diameter Drums

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How I Started Teaching Drum Lessons – Ed Francis

The following is a guest post from Ed Francis. Ed has created a flourishing drum studio where he teaches 50 students weekly, holds creative shows for his students all over town, and encourages drummers of all ages and abilities.  I thought it would be nice to have Ed, write about how he started Round Rock Drums, what his theory behind …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Daniel Wainright on Dialing in Drum Sounds

This is guest post from Daniel Wainright in part of an ongoing series callled Pro Drummer Tips. If you’d like to submit your own Pro Drummer Tip click here. One of the best things about drumming is how unique and individual we can make our sound. That can also be both liberating and terrifying in certain applications. Always choose gear …

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Custom Drum Building Drum Builder Profile: Brandon Blevins

Drum Building Profile: My name is Brandon Blevins, I live in Lebanon, VA and I’m 27 years old. I work as an environmental scientist / professional to semi professional drummer/bass player. I’ve been personalizing my drums since I first started playing around 16 years ago.  I have the desire to personalize almost everything I own, so naturally that translated to …

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Drum Building Supplies Parts and Terms Explained

If you know absolutely nothing about drums or drum making then you may refer to these definitions. Drum shell – This is the body of the drum. Drum shell material can be wood, metal, acrylic and even stone. The material you select for your drums will greatly affect the sound of your drums. Wood Shells – The most common shell …