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What is Different in the 3.0 Version?

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I’ve just announced that I’ve updated my eBook, but you may be wondering… what makes it better than the 2.0 version? Allow me to explain… Updated Drum Building Processes Since writing the 2.0 version almost 3 years ago, I’ve learned a lot, to say the least. I’ve continued to make mistakes as I’ve developed and honed new drum building processes …

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I Can’t Believe I’m Giving You This…

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It’s been almost 3 years since the last update to my eBook “How to Make Custom Drums”. That all changes very soon. When I wrote the original version of the eBook in 2009 I was making some pretty standard looking drums that sounded incredible: However, to truly give you the ability to make a custom drum set or even start …

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The Best Warranties for Full-Time Drummers

In Drum Tips, Drummer resources by Philip1 Comment

About 10 years ago after cracking countless cymbals (yes, I know that I had bad technique for striking the cymbals, and I was really into Metal) I finally decided to try out this warranty thing. The reason I had never used the warranty before was because I thought that it would be a huge hassle or I had already lost the receipt. When I started making a living as a musician I realized that I could save all my receipts and use them as a deduction on my taxes, which encouraged me to keep all of my music “business” receipts in a safe place. Since then I’ve probably gotten about 6 free cymbals from sending them in because they cracked while they were still under warranty.

In order to use most warranties you must:

Have original purchase receipt
Purchase date must be within warranty coverage period.
Item under warranty must have only been subjected to normal conditions

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Esteban’s 1st Custom Snare Drum Build

In Reader's Drum Pictures by Philip1 Comment

Just got these awesome pictures in from Esteban in Ventura, CA! This is what he said “First off I wanted to thank you for putting out your e-Book, it was a huge help. I wouldn’t have even got into drum building without the e-Book. I just finished my first build yesterday, I built a 6.5″x14″ 10ply Maple snare. It was …