Rejuvinate your old drums, and your passion for playing them, by wrapping them in fur. Whether you play alone in your mom's basement, the local dive, or stages around the globe, this drum'structable will help you stand out in the crowd.
Will it hamper the resonance of the drum shells? Who cares! - they will look sweet and it will give you something to talk about with the ladies.
The best part - this instructable does not require glue, tape, or anything that would maher the drums appearance once the fur is removed. Change their look as often as you like.
Step 1: Stuff You'll Need
philips head screwdriver
furry fabric (any type of fabric will do). You can find tons of fabric options at your local craft store.
Step 2: Measuring & Cutting
Take all hardware off of the drum. Measure the circumference and depth of the drum. Add 2" to the circumference measurement so the fabric will overlap itself when wrapped around drum.
Cut the fabric accordingly.
Step 3: Wrap the Fur Around the Drum Shell, Make Holes in Fabric
Start the fabric at one set of drum lugs. while holding the fur in place, pierce holes through the fur into the existing lug screw holes of the drum.
Screw the first lug back on the drum to hold the fur in place. Repeat process for all lugs until you get all the way around.
Step 4: Complete the Wrap
After replacing all the lugs around the drum to get back where you started, unscrew the original 2 lugs from the drum.
Overlap the fabric and re-attach the lugs so they now hold both ends of the fur in place.
Step 5: Trim the Furry Edges
now that the drum has been wrapped and the lugs have been secured back in place, you must trim the outside edges of the fur to accomodate the drumheads and rims to fit.
Simply measure about .5" and trim around both ends of the drum. This will be enough to put the heads and rims back on without wrinkling the fur.
Step 6: Replace the Drumheads and Rims
With the fur trimmed nicely, put the drumheads and rims back. Repeat this instructable on the other drums in the set to complete the job.
The completed work of drums is something to behold, especially under stage lighting.