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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Heads Comparison Chart.

    Started by Jerzey Street Band (JSB), 12-16-2010 11:42 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 67,315
    03-26-2017, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tuning to the Shell Timbre (DWs John Good)

    Started by areFish, 07-15-2011 01:34 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    good, john, shell, timbre, tuning
    • Replies: 111
    • Views: 40,504
    02-13-2017, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  1. Snare drum ring

    Started by Mysterious Stan, 03-09-2009 04:00 PM
    drum, ring, snare, stop
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 34,326
    03-17-2009, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  2. loose or tight?

    Started by Metal-head, 10-02-2006 08:28 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    loose, tight
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 23,296
    05-28-2017, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  3. how can i clean my drums??

    Started by d4n13l0930, 06-23-2009 12:42 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    clean, drums, pearl
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 23,044
    01-10-2010, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  4. Are house hold ideas safe to clean with?

    Started by Crogen, 04-11-2012 04:22 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    clean, cleaning products, cymbals, drums, hold, house, ideas, safe
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 22,509
    04-13-2014, 08:35 PM Go to last post
  5. My restoration of a Premier Heavy Rock Nine snare

    Started by Creative Drummer, 11-23-2010 12:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    heavy, premier, restoration, rock, snare
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 19,224
    09-12-2014, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  6. Moon Gel

    Started by polygonguy, 11-23-2010 07:38 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    moon
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 19,205
    01-30-2011, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  7. Moon Gels, WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK?!?!

    Started by rsshortstack22, 03-10-2009 08:50 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    gels, moon
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 18,496
    04-22-2010, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  8. What cymbal polish do you recommend?

    Started by FlyByNight, 07-07-2016 05:30 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    clean, cymbal, polish, recommend
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 18,060
    06-09-2020, 12:27 AM Go to last post
  9. How do I get that really tight snare sound

    Started by Fredr, 07-16-2009 09:32 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    snare, sound, tight
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 16,897
    10-03-2009, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  10. How to set up a Kick Drum Pedal?

    Started by StuSegal, 12-08-2010 08:29 PM
    drum, kick, pedal
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 16,197
    12-14-2010, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  11. sanding bearing edges........oh lord.

    Started by Project-Green-Destiny, 09-16-2009 07:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bearing, edgesoh, lord, sanding
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 15,859
    12-26-2009, 06:20 AM Go to last post
  12. Birch Shells

    Started by FlyByNight, 03-08-2015 04:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 15,794
    07-31-2018, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  13. Soundproofing

    Started by 13drummer, 11-10-2006 09:29 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    soundproofing
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 15,366
    01-11-2008, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  14. Poll Poll: How do you tune your toms?

    Started by DrummerD, 09-25-2011 07:17 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    toms, tune
    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 15,175
    02-02-2012, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  15. How to Clean Drum Heads?

    Started by keysanddrums, 03-07-2009 10:53 PM
    clean, drum, heads
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 15,172
    03-08-2009, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Microfiber cloths

    Started by Pearl MCX Man, 07-19-2015 12:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cloths, microfiber
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 15,110
    09-18-2016, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  17. Cleaning lacquer shells

    Started by Pearl MCX Man, 02-26-2012 08:32 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cleaning, lacquer, shells
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 15,078
    11-25-2012, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Tom overtones are killing me!

    Started by thepilgrimsdream, 07-06-2011 11:58 PM
    killing, overtones, toms, tuning
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 14,505
    08-25-2011, 04:59 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 14,177
    07-17-2010, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  19. Floor tom tuning

    Started by Ethangrobb, 03-21-2011 02:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    floor, floor tom, floor tom tuning, tom tuning, tuning
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 14,034
    08-24-2020, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Tom Tuning Preferences - Using Tunebot

    Started by xmacvicar, 12-19-2013 06:46 PM
    preferences, toms, tunebot, tuning
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 13,897
    02-24-2014, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  21. How cold can drums get?

    Started by butter, 10-01-2011 02:31 PM
    cold, drums
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 13,798
    10-04-2011, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  22. Removal of the resonant head on a bass drum

    Started by Francesco, 08-18-2010 01:36 PM
    bass, drum, head, removal, resonant
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 13,771
    08-18-2010, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  23. Good bass drum muffling/tuning

    Started by Ethangrobb, 03-10-2011 02:51 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bass, bass drum, bass drum muffling, bass drum tuning, drum, good, muffling or tuning
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 13,689
    08-25-2011, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  24. tuning the "boing" out of the floor tom

    Started by reboundjunkie, 09-11-2008 11:52 AM
    boing, floor, tuning
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 13,482
    10-23-2008, 01:07 AM Go to last post
  25. reducing snare ringing

    Started by oaktree137, 03-04-2010 09:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    reducing, ringing, snare
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 13,208
    01-08-2011, 01:42 PM Go to last post
  26. big project

    Started by rallydrummer, 07-09-2014 08:23 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    project
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 12,861
    08-29-2016, 12:05 PM Go to last post
  27. How to Fix Mounted Toms from Dropping

    Started by BigMac, 05-08-2014 05:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    dropping, mounted, toms
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 12,171
    03-17-2019, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  28. Drumdial tuner

    Started by Ethangrobb, 03-02-2011 12:44 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    drum tuner, drumdial, tuner
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 11,969
    12-01-2011, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  29. Warm Snare Sound

    Started by coddude321, 07-20-2011 09:32 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    snare, sound, warm
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 11,933
    07-26-2011, 01:07 PM Go to last post

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