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Drum Tip: Mark Hardware Angles and Height On Your Cymbal and Hardware Stands

In Drum Tips, Drummer resources, Drums, General Updates by Philip8 Comments

Drum Tip: Set Your Drums Up Consistently A couple of days ago Ed Francis shared a tip about spiking your drum set hardware layout with tape to make sure that you set your drums up exactly the same every time, which leads to a more efficient set up and comfort when playing. His post reminded me of another important aspect …

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Ed Francis on The Importance of “Spiking” Your Drum Kit Set-Up

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The Drum Coach from Round Rock Drums, Ed Francis (AKA: The Drummer on the Round Rock), combines his love of life, music and people with a HUGE and generous heart. At no cost to the recipients, Francis tours Round Rock and surrounding areas to share his passion for the arts and drumming. He donates countless hours to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, juvenile detention facilities, music stores, drum studios, community centers, YMCA’s, daycare centers, and other outlets. He does this with one thing in mind – to spread his passion for music and drumming. I have had the privilege to become his friend over the past year and recently had a chance catch up and ask him to share a drum tip with the readers here at Makedrums.

How to Tune Drums – 4 Practical Drum Tuning Tips

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The ability to tune drums is something that comes with practice and patience. In this post I offer just a glimpse in the world how to tune drums. This post is not inteneded to make you the next great drum tuner, but should at least give you some insight in the the art of tuning drums that you may or may not have already known. This is your basic drum tuning stuff….stay tuned (no pun intended!) for some more in depth step by step “How To” drum tuning advice in one of my next posts! Enjoy!

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How to Refurbish an Old Drum Set – Breathe New Life Into Old Skins

In Drum Building Resources, Drum Building Tutorials, Drums, Reader's Drum Pictures by Philip2 Comments

Drum Restoration This is a guest post by Jon Lee of MNI Drumworks in Austin, TX. In the fall of 1993 my parents gave in.  The past 18 years had been a torturous, ear bleeding ordeal for both my Father and beautiful Mother.  I had slapped, hit, tapped, knocked, kicked, and played EVERYTHING in every house that we had ever …