Improving A Cheap Drum
Paraphrased from the original 2008 post by Tryevolution, now one of the admin team. It quickly became, and remains,the most popular thread on the Bodojo Forum
Glenn's post serves as a summary for the rest of the article and his words will I'm sure will resonate with readers with drums that fall into this category. The video below gives a quick overview of the process.
"I'm sure I'm not alone in the fact that I own a cheap drum and until I can afford something better Im stuck with it. I have managed to make some improvements to my Waltons 18 incher and have almost made it sound bearable. I thought I would share these improvements with the forum.
1. I gave both sides of the skin a light sanding using circular motions, paying more attention the rougher inside.
2. I removed the crossbar which has improved things a lot. I'm aware that the crossbar may have been the only thing holding the drum in shape but so far so good.
3. My drum had a serious twang to it which has more or less been removed by taping the edge with a few laps of ¾ inch tape. This has had the most positive effect on the tone.
How To Improve the Sound Of A Cheap Drum
Sand The Skin
- Please Add Instructions For Sanding The Skin
- Please Add Instructions for Taping a Drum