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Drum instructables

Why are like 90% of the instructables on this group drum instructables? Does nobody play any other instrument?

Topic by downhilldman    |  last reply


Copier drums...

I need ideas of stuff I can make out of my copier drums that the awesome ppl at my church keep giving me. they suport my making stuff.. I love that, but anyways. I need some Ideas of waht to make out of them lol thanks guys.

Question by BillyK12    |  last reply


drumming artists

Who is the best pro drummer i vote Travis Barker

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Electronic drums/real drums to wii

How do you hook up an electronic drum set ( medeli dd402 if that helps) to a Wii

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Awesome drum bot

Anyone know how to make it?*Cough cough*

Topic by LinuxH4x0r    |  last reply


Making a drum kit?

How would I go about making drum heads for cheap, and a hi hat and cymbals? I play in a metal band (lots of metallica, megadeth etc.) but even the simplest kit could help since our drummer currently does not have a kit. 

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Homemade hang drum?

I can't get empty used propane tank. Hardly and rarely someone uses it in estonia. So I was thinking to use pot from homedepot.  I have no idea what else I can use. Any ideas someone?  I think that right types of metal gives right sound.  

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diy drum set?

Since i have built plenty of guitar and a new bass i'm planning to build a drums, just to know how much work is put on building drums. is it possible to build a drum set from scratch? how are they built? and on what materials? and what are the things to consider.

Question by VAustin89    |  last reply


Will rockband or wii drums work with a proper electronic drum module?

I have a set of RBWT drums and a set of Wii drums... can I use these pads with a regular Electronic Drum Module? .. I know I would have to solder jacks onto the wires that would be compatable with the receptacle in the Drum Module... but do they have the right pulse to signal the module?

Question by Da_Soulmann    |  last reply


Blank Drum Tab Sheet

This is a file to help write drum tab music. All you have to do is just edit it then post it here. So get posting!

Topic by knex maddo    |  last reply


Cleaning a 55 Gallon Drum?

Hey, I'm looking to build a rain barrel, and found out that my local car wash is willing to give me a 55 gallon drum. The thing is, I don't know what kind of soap they use (I would have asked, but the guy was impossible to understand) or how to clean it out. If anybody has experience in this, that'd be great!

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply


Outdoor electronic log drums.

We would like to make some outdoor drums made from logs that when hit trigger a relay which turns on a light. It it is proving to be very tricky to get a reliable system. We have tried using microphones with a small circuit to detect when triggered, these have worked the best but we get many false triggers and other times not triggering at all, we have tried adding pre amps to these microphones to try to boost the signal.  We have also tried to use capacitive touch sensors on top of the logs but again, many false triggers. The set up is installed outdoors for over a month and can sometimes be made to work but then the temperature and humidity will change and this causes them to false trigger or to not trigger at all, we are currently toying with the idea of hall effect or reed sensors, many of set into each log with a neodymium magnet in the end of the drum stick. If anybody has any ideas of how we can make a reliable system for installation outdoors that works through all the temperature and humidity changes please let me know. 

Question by mrhoopdogg    |  last reply


rockband 2 drums broken?

Hi, my rockband drums are broken, the red pad9far right0 is totally off. i can still use them. but i would like to know how to get them to stay on. any help/

Question by the poodleo    |  last reply


DIY electric drum set

Here's an easy way to make an electric drum set for about 150 dollars that sounds and works great. I am going to post instructions, but this should tell you enough. Get two rock band drum sets. Open the drums. They are easy to open. Just put your hand in the little gap about halfway through the drums and carefully lift up. In the center, there would be a circular area. Keep those clean. Buy nine of those tiny recorders that you press a button to play. They are about 4 dollars each. Record a tom 1 sound, a tom 2 sound, a tom 3 sound, a bass sound, a snare sound, a crash cymbal 1 sound, a crash cymbal 2 sound, a boom cymbal sound, and a hi-hat cymbal sound. Glue each drum sound inside the center of each drum. Glue the bass one underneath the bass pedal. Turn all the volumes on high. IT WORKS! All for pretty cheap.

Topic by PineapplebobTheGreat    |  last reply


Guitar Hero drum set....

GF's daughter pulled a wire out the left cymbol plug...Is their a fix for this???

Question by steelnix    |  last reply


How do I make a drum stick holder that hangs on a drum kit?

I have an electronic drum kit and I need a removable drum stick bag.I need one that will hold at least 6 to 8 pairs.I have bought bags before but,I have to take apart the drum kit to get it off to use on my acoustic kit.They have some with velcro but,they are usually to big and floppy and then I need to dig to find sticks in bag. I need something that will let me see the sticks and that are easy to grab and won't all fall out when I grab one.

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How to interface piezo electronic drum to the computer without using drum module?

I used arduino uno to make edrum using piezo plates. Also, hireless serial to midi converter to convert arduino signals. With that, i installed loopbe1 internal midi port. I used addictive edrum kit along with the reaper by using loopbe output as input to the reaper. But still i didnt get any sound, whether i missed anything?

Question by Hemnath mohan    |  last reply


guitar hero drums white plugs?

What are guitar hero drums white plugs that connect to circuit board what are they called? any part number for it?

Question by bubbadamage    |  last reply


MIDI Drum set using keyboard?

Im wondering if I could make some piezo drum triggers, run them through and Arduino or other device, and then send MIDI signals from the Arduino to a Casio keyboard I have.  The keyboard would play the drum sounds.  So basically the triggers send a signal to the arduino and the arduino sends a signal to the keyboard.  Is this possible?

Question by crocboy    |  last reply


DIY MIDI converter for drum signals?

Hello, I am trying to build a Electric drum set, I have an acoustic kit right now, And piezo buzzers. I would like to know how to convert the voltage coming out of the piezos to a MIDI signal, To run into a synth with drum sets on board. Is there any DIY way or cheap little box to convert it to any selected channel? So, if you have any experience or knowledge on this subject? If so please answer!! Thank you!!!            

Question by ski4jesus    |  last reply


how to take of a broke drum pad ?

Question by 3642832    |  last reply


Duct Tape Drum Shell Help?

Will coating the outside of a drum shell in duct tape drastically change the tone or anything else? I wanted to pattern the outside of them with checkers made out of duct tape.

Question by baconrocks    |  last reply


parts for wii guitar hero drums

I have the guitar hero world tour for my wii, the cable that connects the drum set to the wii remote has recently been destroyed. the cable is white about 6-8inches long and is attatched to a circuitt board inside the drum set at one end, and like i said the other end plug into the wireless wii remote at the other end. the forceful craming of the remote into the remote storage area on top of the drum set i believe caused the damage. where can i find replacement parts? thanks eman. 

Question by egethers  


need help with drum and bass songs!?

There are two songs i need help finding out abut, all help is appreciated. 1) in Courage the Cowardly Dog, there's a villain called katz., whenever he comes on a drum beat is playing, if anyone knows what it is please tell me. 2) in the movie the Underworld there's a dark and brisk song that plays when she walks in the underground station after the shootout.

Question by redsuit09    |  last reply


Guitar Hero Drums Mod for PS2?

I have Guitar Hero III for playstation2 and I don't want to get rock band. I know the Rock Band drums don't work for guitar hero. Maybe i could take apart a Guitar hero controller and make it into a drum set. I want it to be able to wammy and use star power (maybe pedals or something). and i want to be able to press 3 buttons at the same time (another pedal?). I also want to be able to hit it repeatedly to hold a note (like in rock band). I guess it should "strum" automatically when i hit a note. I don't have any idea on how to make it, but i know it's possible, and that there is a simple way of doing it. it doesn't have to look nice. it should just work. Anyway, I hope someone could help me out and make an Instructable or a youtube video or something. I'm sure many others would love to do it. thanks, schetleft

Topic by schetleft    |  last reply


Custom drums can be made for you

If anybody is interested, i now have a good source of maple where i can make atabaques (and presumably congas and bongos) to your specific dimensions for quite cheap. i was just doing a writeup for a group in my area for an atabaque at 32" tall with an 11" head, 14" bulge, and 4.5" foot in half inch maple for about $200. now, other woods can be used (and the type of wood dictates if the price goes up or down). if you have an idea about the sizes you would want, just throw them my way and i can get you prices of raw materials and labor. i can also burn patterns into them if you would wish. Happy drumming Chapa-de-frente

Topic by chapa-de-frente    |  last reply


New drums: Kick pedal question. Answered

Greetings! Background: My xmas 'from me to me' present was a Roland TD-9K electronic drum set.  I have a concern with the drum kick.  I think I have it set up properly and it's either a setup problem or a user/technique issue.  The instruction manual says you can adjust (insert list of a bajillion variables) and 'set it up how you like' basically, without explaining how each variable effects the end result. My problem:  The kick pedal is set up as per the instructions and occasionally (every few beats) double-taps.  The hits are extremely close together, and are hardly audible if you're not listening for them, but they do exist in the midi data. (i.e. 1/64th beat later) The hammer is physically bouncing and hitting twice, it's not just spurious noise or an oversensitive pickup.  The brain lcd has a What I can adjust: Technique:  If I move my foot a bit it changes the harmonic frequency of the hammer, and it can solve the problem, but sometimes my foot ends up back where the problem exists The pedal assembly: -Spring return tension -- more tension = ability to hit faster but more effort required, problem exists everywhere from full soft to full firm. -Hammer location - it's centered on the sensor per instructions, and strikes flat and square. I could move the pedal off to one side slightly, or change the effective length of the hammer so it hits higher or lower (would change the periodicity of the system). -Angle of the sensor - per instructions is set straight vertical. -Electronic filtering - I can tell the brain to ignore hits for a period after a given hit to eliminate the spurious hits, but this wrecks my ability to intentionally use techniques where fast double-hits are wanted -'Home' angle of the hammer -- the angular moment with which the hammer moves with each kick.  Setting this too far away tends to make it hit the top of my foot (quite painful), and too short means its hard to make it work. Other Thoughts: I play barefoot, should I have a set of drum shoes?  Would that make a difference? I want to use these also to play rock band thru the midi adapter (people report its fun) -- but the double-hits would seriously impair scoring ability, and I need a way to fix them!

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can the ion drum rocker be modded so ghwt thinks it is the "official" drum kit?

Can the ion drum rocker be modded so ghwt thinks it is the "official" drum kit?

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how can I make a home made drum kit? Answered

How can I make a home made drum kit out off bukets

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Need to make a bag for a large drum. What fabric should I use and where can I find a pattern?

 The drum is really large. Something like 71" wide and 22" High or so. Need a really solid fabric and could really use a pattern

Question by Imprest    |  last reply


cant find a song!?

I cant find this one band though, the main singer is a girl and i think they are drum and bass... they have one music video where it's them in a green box on a field and another on youtube thats a batman(cartoon) tribute anyone know who these guys are... i know there name is the lead singers name or something

Question by redsuit09    |  last reply


i have two old drumsticks and i don't know what to do with them their in great condition? Answered

I realy don't want to throw out my drumsticks  any i deas what to do with them the picture is what they look like

Question by seabananers    |  last reply


How can i make a tom for the drum?

I was thinking.... Why shouldn't i try to build a drum tom... Hope you can help me... cheers :D

Question by shorty_psp  


How to fix a broken band hero drum?

Well, I was playing Band hero, on the drums, then one of the drum pads stopped working! (it was the red one) You have to hit it REALLY REALLY hard to actually make it work, and i can't live with that. If any of you had this happen or have any ideas on how to fix this, that could really help. Thanks.

Question by Seleziona    |  last reply


Generic Drums for PS3 with Rock Band 3!!!

Hello my name is Charlie, I write from Peru and have some doubts about Drums for PS3 with Rock Band 3. Buy generic drums locally and is identical to the product of China (http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/iEMfIyBYj?af=130194941), turn on the PS3 with Rock Band 3, connect the wireless receiver and select PS / RB and not working. Change the selector to PS / GHWT and pedal not working. Then again turn on the PS3 with GuitarHero WorldTour, I connect the wireless receiver and select PS / GHWT and operating normally. My question ?: What is the way to operate the drums on Rock Band 3 for PS3 and then use the PRO mode? And if you need to open and weld or add a card, I could indicate how. I have not found something similar in the entire site and then not want to lose my investment. Thanks for the suggestions and I hope you can help me. Cheers, Charlie,

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Need help removing a sticker from a drum!?

There's a bumper-sticker style sticker on the side of one of my drums, and i need a way to remove it that won't damage my drums! Oh, and if the sticker could stay in one piece, that would be even better!

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how do i tune a drum kit?

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Schematic for sound activated lights for drum kit?

Could anyone develop a schematic for this? A friend of mine plays drums, and would like to install lights inside his drumkit. Mainly the bass drum, but in each tom and the snare too, if possible. I'm thinking a mic'd light organ of some sort. When the drum beats, a light comes on in that drum, with variable intensity, depending intensity of the beat. (soft beat, low light; hard beat, bright light, etc) Does not respond to the beats of the other drums. (selective frequency/pitch or adjustable?) The light punches on, then fades out with approx 1 second duration, rather than just punching out. Uses cool-light, preferably colored, because I'm not sure how a hot light would affect the drums. Plugs in to standard 120v outlet. Anyone feeling creative, please offer a design!! It would be much appreciated. I have intermediate knowledge of circuits and soldering, just little knowledge when it comes to component selection.

Question by tylercard    |  last reply


drum brakes locked on 96 f150 what is wrong?

The rear brakes locked up this morning, wouldn't back, but would go forward.

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I want to make a floor drum in my garage, how would one go about doing that?

I'd like to make a drum with decent acoustics out of wood, leather and other assorted "genuine" drum materials.

Question by Monkey-Azura    |  last reply


can anyone know the way to make an electric piezzo drum set using game pad ? -gaurav solanki

I have made the piezzo drum triggers .but the problem now is that how to connectit to the computer.i want to use it with fruty loops.. and don't want to use the drum module...?

Question by gauravsolanki    |  last reply


does any one know how to make a bass drum light up when it is hit like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgfKlPpCWMU? Answered

Im looking for a way to make my bass drum light up when it is hit what materials are needed and what not

Question by leftcoastpunk11392    |  last reply


I have a 55 gal metal drum that I want to burn in. Does anyone know how to set this up?

I have a 55 gal metal drum that I want to burn in.  Does anyone know how to set this up?  I think I want to bury it a little so we don't have to stand up all the time.  Someone said to set on something in the ground for ventilation.  Everyone says something but I can't find anyone that just knows how.  Thanks for your help. I want to use the drum for outdoor fun.  Bon fire type of thing with an occasional marshmellow roasting. 

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How do i make a pickup for my cajon to plug in a quarter inch cable? (Its a drum Box)?

Im wanting to know how i can be able to make my drum plug into a quarter inch cable to save me the trouble of using a mic. Meinl just came out with a pickup cajon. I need to know to to make one in mine.

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If I'm making a garage junk band drum set (a-la Fat Albert Gang), what would make a good cymbol? Answered

I recall the plastic rulers from the 70's & 80's having a good clatter to them when dropped on a desk, but all the new ones are softer plastic now. I've also tried bonking stuff like pot lids and trays at local Goodwills, but none seem to sound right. Any el-cheap-o suggestions? Thanks.

Question by Tard_Boy    |  last reply


What is piezo?

I want to build my own drum kit,and I need a piezo.Do someone know what is this?

Question by cyan_shadow    |  last reply