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This instructable will show you how to make a very very cheap or perhaps free kick drum using a water cooler jug.

This jug drum served my very well when I first started playing drums.  When i made my other kick drum (my other instructable) I donated this drum to a local musician VIA a free ad on Craigslist.

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Step 1: Here's how you do it

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At the heart of this instructable is a 5 gallon water jug that i bought for 6 bucks.

You can probably get one for free if you look around a bit. 

Other things will work.  Such as: smaller jugs,  Ice buckets,  other buckets,  large 55 gallon plastic drums, whatever you want. 

The reason using random items with a kick drum pedal usually does not work  is that most pedals don't work or don't work well unless they are mounted to the hoop of the kick drum.

The way to remedy this is to attach your drum and your pedal to the same base. 

This instructable is really just an example of one way to accomplish this.

So you have a jug now  take a look at the picture to see how to complete the project. 

That is really about it so thanks for checking it out and please feel free to ask any questions you may have. 


Step 2: More stuff

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

Step 3: Use soap and sugar to clean your hands

Dish soap and sugar will clean your hands very well.    The sugar wont dissolve in the soap right away so you can use it to scrub off  tough grime.  Great for removing grease.

Step 4: White vinegar will clean a water bottle very nicely

Add some white vinegar and warm water to your bottle and shake it for a while.  Then just rinse.

Step 5: So there you have it Enjoy your drum

So there you have it Enjoy your drum