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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 …

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How to Make an Inlay Jig for your Router Table and Cut/Install Perfect Inlay on your Custom Drum Set!

In Drum Building 101, Drum Building Tutorials, Drums, General Updates by Philip2 Comments

The follow section is taken right from the pages of “How to Make Custom Drums”. Like what you see? You might want to consider buying the full version to learn everything you need to know to be able to build your very own custom drum or drum set! Making an Inlay Jig for your Router Table Inlay’s can make your …

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How To Keep Drum Wrap Seams From Coming Up

In Drum Building 101, Drum Building Resources, Drum Building Tutorials, Drums, General Updates by Philip16 Comments

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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How to Prevent Your Drums From Slipping Out of Tune

In Drum Building 101, Drum Building Resources, Drum Building Tutorials, Drummer resources, Drums, General Updates by Philip9 Comments

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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Drum Building 101 – The Pros and Cons of Tube Lugs

In Drum Building 101, Drum Building Resources, Drum Building Tutorials, Drums, General Updates by Philip2 Comments

Using Tube Lugs on Your Drums Tube lugs seem to be the lug of choice for most “custom” drum companies and for good reasons – they look great on any drum and are usually made out of solid brass which makes them very durable. There is however some characteristics about tube lugs that could make them difficult to work with …