Instructables: exploring - play - instruments - drum - featured Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:30:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string)
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) - More DIY How To Projects]]> VortexSurfer This instructable describes the process to build a small cajon similar to commercially available ones. I will call it mini cajon, but the instructions can be easily applied to build a full size cajon. At the time of writing I could find 3 instructables on how to build full size cajones: http://www....
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:08:55 PDT
Fix Broken Drum with new Lugs
Fix Broken Drum with new Lugs - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickneubrand I had two broken drum lugs on my floor tom and wanted to replace them. Due to the fact that I only play recreationally, I wasn't going to drop too much money into buying new ones. Also I play with silencers over the drum heads so tuning isn't very important, so I decided to make my own. Materials: ...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:31:22 PDT
Makedo Beating Drum
Makedo Beating Drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> makedo-able For all you little rockers, the time has come to start your gar(b)age band with this Makedo project. No percussionist is complete without a tambourine, shakers and of course their lead guitarist so start gathering materials from your recycle bin and start jamming. And if the pursuit of a life of ro...
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:13:45 PDT
DIY Fiberglass Window Screen Mesh Drum Heads
DIY Fiberglass Window Screen Mesh Drum Heads - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikejl47 To me the window screen mesh heads feel great and are much quieter than the Roland mesh head on the Roland PD85 Removed the head from the rim Since I had no use for them, I used the rims from heads that came with the toms I purchased. I removed the heads from the rims with a utility knife. Fib...
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Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:22:58 PST
How to make a drum from a can and a water or soda bottle made of PETE 1 type recyclable plastic adrumforeveryone This is a video on how to make a durable drum head using a soda bottle or water bottle. This material shrinks when you heat it and will secure itself to any can with a rim. No glue or tape in needed! Also, because the materials are commonly found in recycle bins or even along side the road the drum ...
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Mon, 7 Mar 2011 04:08:40 PST
How to wire a Double-Zone Snare or Tom
How to wire a Double-Zone Snare or Tom - More DIY How To Projects]]> doggyd69b This tutorial  can be used for ANY  acoustic- to- electronic drum conversion with minimum alteration needed. It contains detailed images and instructions that should explain the process in a way that many words may not. I am learning how to do this as I go, so if you have better ideas please share ...
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Sat, 6 Nov 2010 09:57:20 PDT
Build your own Djembe (and End Table)
Build your own Djembe (and End Table) - More DIY How To Projects]]> RocketScientist Long ago I was a member of my high school's Drum Circle where we played African drums. As a college student, that's one of the things I miss most. So given my hobby of building musical instruments (marimba), the logical solution was to build my own djembe. I could buy one. You can find a cheap one ...
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Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:23:44 PST
Drumhead Decal
Drumhead Decal - More DIY How To Projects]]> courtney I needed to make a two color decal for one of the drummers in my band. The best way to layer two different colors of vinyl is to use a light table. I don't have a light table, but I do have a glass-topped picnic table in my back yard. Here is a step by step tutorial that shows how I did it.also on m...
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Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:55:16 PST
Make your own drum/ surdo beaters
Make your own drum/ surdo beaters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cardinal Fang Surdo beaters are one of those things the average samba drum band goes through quite a lot. New ones are not always cheap - single beaters can cost around 10 pounds each, and of course you end up buying 2 so you have a matching pair. This Instructable is about how to make your own. The basic ingred...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:49:48 PDT
Senegalese Style Drums
Senegalese Style Drums - More DIY How To Projects]]> artdaniela How to make an original drum - Senegalese Style I visited a local drum factory in Dakar, Senegal. I made this instructable of the process that I saw. However, this is not a step by step instructable but it will give you a general idea and almost all the steps to make a drum as they do in Sene...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:03:56 PDT
How to refinish a drum
How to refinish a drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> frugal I own a 5 piece mid 1990's DW drum set. After much online research and thought, I decided it was time to refinish them. The main reason I want to refinish the drum set is because there are cracks in the wrap of most of the shells. I was slightly concerned it may have been more than the wrap that wa...
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Sun, 25 May 2008 20:05:54 PDT