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Drum Building Tools for the Advanced Drum Builder

In Drum Building 101, Drum Building Resources, Drums by Philip8 Comments

Here is the 2nd part to the “Drum Building Tools” series. In this post I briefly discuss some of the drum building tools and supplies that you might want to get your hands on if you plan on building drums more often than just once. Again if you only want to build a snare, or even a full kit, but you don’t want to invest in buying tools, refer to this blog post to learn about building drums with only a screwdriver.

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Learn From My Mistake!

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Take your time when doing anything that becomes monotonous or else you will end up doing something that you will regret! For example double check all of the cuts you make, all of the holes you drill, and don’t try to cut corners when staining your drums. I thought I could be careful with my stain, therefore I chose not …

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Interview with Custom Drum Builder Troy Townsley

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MDP 002 – Interview with Drum Builder Troy Townsley

Had a great interview with Troy Townsley. He had some great insight for drummers looking to get sponsored by a custom drum company since he has been sponsored by some great drum companies as well as some great insight into his building process.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

* Advent Custom Drums
* Risen Custom Drums
* Truth Custom Drums
* SJC Custom Drums
* A tip for potential drum builders that don’t own any tools

Check out the drum set that Troy Just got done building:

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Audio Clips From Bart’s Custom Drum Set

In Drum Building Resources, Drums, General Updates, Reader's Drum Pictures by Philip4 Comments

I just received another email from Bart with drum audio recordings of the custom drum sets that he recently finished building. Bart specifically designed these drums to sound great for Jazz. If you would like to hear how some custom drums that I have built to play for Rock N’ Roll sound then check out this older blog post. Bart’s …

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Bart’s First Custom Drum Set Build

In Drum Building 101, Drum Building Resources, Drum Building Tutorials, Drums, General Updates, Reader's Drum Pictures by Philip1 Comment

I just got this email from a friend in Hungary and wanted to share his experience with you! Bart’s first drum set is a beauty: Bart did an incredible job on building his very first custom drum set. Great job Bart! Below is an email conversation/interview that I had with Bart. He has lots of great drum building tips so …