Introduction: Cheap Mesh Head Snare Drum- £15
quick cheap drum for your electronic kit costing only you only £15 to make
id like to point out the information for producing these drums is originally from www.edrums.info I'm simply showing my method of producing a cheaper drum that still works the same (only cheaper)
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First step is your parts.
- 1 tunable hand drum (any size you want) £9
- Window mesh £3
- 1/4 inch jack £2
- Peizo transducer £0.5
- various wire and a means of attachment to your kits frame
now for mesh heads! yay!
i first removed the cheap plastic head from the hoop and trimmed the sharp edge away from initially removing it and then covered the hoop in tape to prevent any sharp edges from damaging the mesh
i then laid the hoop on several square sheets of mesh about 2 inches wider than the edge i then folded the edges over held them in place with bulldog clips and sowed them together 5 times for better strength
walla! a mesh drum head id make it a little loose as mine was difficult to put on as i made it realy tight before i put it on
now pop the head on top and tap away a little bit see if you like the feel
now add a support bar across the base (best to remove the head) and add the peizo sensor in the middle with abit of sanding block foam gently pushing against the head
then wire the peizo up to the 1/4 inch jack
sorry i dont have the pictures to show this but in the rush to get this done before band practice the photography took a back seat
i got a 12mm bolt and nuts to attach my drum and a toilet push button cover thing which just happened to fit my dtxplorer clamp the space in between was filled with a mahogany plug cut from a circle cutter and drilled out the middle for the bolt making the perfect attachment it also looks awesome and chrome
and there you have it a remarkably well sounding snare drum for your kit or even make a kit out of them for as little as $15 a drum
if this instructable has helped you produce your own kit then id very much like to hear about it or if you have any questions email me at email@example.com