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The drum kit handbook : how to buy, maintain, set up, troubleshoot, and modify your drum set

Author: Paul Balmer; Chad Smith; Steve Gadd
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2012.
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Guides readers in purchasing a drum kit; shares tips for repairing, cleaning, and maintaining it; and offers advice from professional drummers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Balmer; Chad Smith; Steve Gadd
ISBN: 9780760342404 0760342407
OCLC Number: 749856856
Description: 201 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Buying a drum-kit. Buying a first kit and moving up ; The classic four-shell set-up ; Second-hand and vintage options ; Choosing a snare drum ; Choosing a bass drum ; Choosing your toms --
Getting started. Assembly ; Sound and tensioning 1: the toms ; Sound and tensioning 2: the snare ; Sound and tensioning 3: the bass drum ; Controlling harmonics and resonance ; Bass drum porting ; Installing a bass drum KickPort --
Hardware and accessories. Cymbal stand ; Hi-hat ; Bass drum pedal ; Snare stand ; Pro hardware case study ; Choosing and buying cymbals ; Cymbals: the infinite variety ; Cymbal mounting ; Sticks, beaters, brushes and flares --
Improving your kit's performance. Safety first ; Tools and working facilities ; Essential gig bag accessories ; It's worth doing a little maintenance ; Stageside repairs ; Heads you win! ; Three-monthly checks ; RIMS: a retro fit ; Pedal maintenance ; Drum mats and marking up ; Some approaches to recording drums ; Practice pads and beyond ; Protection racket: cases and gig bags ; Rewrapping a vintage drum ; Drummer? Musician? Percussionist? --
Specific case studies. Gene Krupa-style Slingerland 'Radio King' kit ; Classic Ludwig 'Downbeat' kit ; 1960s vintage Premier kit ; Drum Workshop 'Jazz Series' kit ; Tama 'Silverstar' VK 52KSBCM ; Roland TD-12KX: V-stage series ; Pearl VBX 'Vision Birch' ; Gretsch USA American custom ; Yamaha 'Steve Gadd' kit ; Premier 'Elite' Gen-X maple and birch hybrid kit ; Stagg five-piece Student Series starter kit ; Yamaha Steve Jordan Signature 'Cocktail' kit --
Key players. The first wave of innovators ; A second wave.
Responsibility: Paul Balmer ; forewords by Chad Smith, Steve Gadd.

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Guides readers in purchasing a drum kit; shares tips for repairing, cleaning, and maintaining it; and offers advice from professional drummers.

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