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I cant publish this instructable until i add more steps so i will add some helpful household  tips.

My idea is usuing the round plastic tubs from walmart for $7
&nbsp;WIN!<br /> <br /> I am a lifeguard during the summer, so I get a lot of free time to do nothing!<br /> I was stuck playing with empty water jugs for hours on end, and discovered their playability....<br /> <br /> The more air you keep from escaping the neck, either the tighter, or more bassey it gets.... (or both)<br /> <br /> If you want to mic one for recording, the deeper the mic placement is, the bigger the sound will be.... But of course a dynamic microphone (an SM58 would be suitable) would be best, so it can handle the higher pressure levels...<br /> <br /> If you find a way to mute the slap of the stick on the bottom of the jug, you could also make toms, by giving them more or less of a port for the air to escape....&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Of course, this all needs to be mic'd because the sound from these things changes drastically when you get closer or farther from the neck. (by a few inches even)<br /> <br /> <br /> take this advice and use it to expand your instructable..... people can learn not to throw salt in their eyes the hard way.... I did...<br /> you could easily make a whole drum set (without cymbals of course) you just need to experiment with dampening and mic placement.<br /> <br /> nice instructable.<br />
&nbsp;whoops! now I remember!<br /> <br /> Keeping the air from coming out makes it sound more like a snare,<br /> letting the air pour out makes it like a kick...&nbsp;<br /> <br /> you were right, but you should make a snare, and consider experimenting with microphones, because as you probably noticed these sound much better with your ear next to the hole...... And don't worry about making dynamic (not computer mics!) clip..... they really wont..... even if you try...<br /> <br /> oh yeah, acoustic drum mics are dynamic, so they would work.<br />
Thanks for viewing, and I am glad you liked my instructable but&nbsp; I am afraid I will not be experimenting further with this drum.&nbsp; Mostly because I gave this drum away when I got my current kick drum&nbsp; and also because at this point I have an actual drum set to experiment with.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Thanks for your comments.<br /> <br /> Take care<br /> <br /> B<br />

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