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How to Maintain My Drum Kit

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It is a no for drums to store near to heat or sunlight ‘because this could dry and crack the wood. It is best to store it in a case or a cupboard, leave a damp cloth with a drum to aid humidity. One of the most important things to know about cleaning your drums is to be sure to never use an abrasive cleaner. These are harmful chemicals that could wreck your drums. You should change the skin of drums every six months if you don’t do so chance is it will sound out of tune. Stick marks are fine as long as there is no damage it is also effective to detune your drums after using.
For musicians, music is not just a passion or hobby it is their life prior to this they need to maintain and take good care of their instruments that connects them to music. You must give time in cleaning your drums because playing drums requires sacrifices and one of those is find time in cleaning and maintaining your drums. Not many musicians know how to keep their drum kit clean; most assume that it’s like furniture, and all that’s needed is a simple wipe with a dry dust cloth every now and then. However, it’s important to do a deeper clean regularly to really keep your kit looking fresh. When cleaning the drums you should follow a couple of pointers. Usually using compressed air is a very good idea when cleaning the drum set. It gets off dirt and dust from cracks. Maintain your drums to protect your musical investment and keep them sounding strong for many years.
Lastly, don’t forget to wax the shell of your drums this will protect the drums for a while from dust and further degradation. You need to cover it after using if you don’t do this dust may settle on the drums and moisture may cause further damage and marks.

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