do you have in your Drum Toolbox?
Drummers carry many different things in their tool box. You want to
be as prepared
as possible for quick fixes or emergencies. Enjoy this drummers toolbox
- Keep several sizes. You can buy the "all in one"
- We often need to get a piece of drum gear unstuck. Keep
Wrench - A speed drum tuning wrench is great for fast
Knife - What can you say; you just can't do without a
Wrenches - Keep all sizes. Sometimes you need them for
the pedal linkage.
Hammer - Cog pins work their way out. Sometimes gear gets
It's often very dark on stage. Always keep a flashlight
Keys - You can never have enough drum keys for tuning!
Cord - This is for the sides of the snare drum where it
attaches to the strainer.
Hi Hat Clutch - You don't want to be left without an extra
Nuts - Wing nuts fly off regularly. Keep a bunch of them
- The pedal springs wear out. Keep an extra one handy.
Drum Beater - If you've ever popped a beater, you'll be
glad you have an extra.
Rods - They get lost and sometimes stripped. Keep some
- Washers also wear out. They tend to get rough making it
hard to turn.
Keep many of the nylon cymbal sleeves for extras.
Keep extra bass drum impact pads handy for when they wear
Plugs - Whatever you do; protect your ears while you're
Grease - Pros recommend lihium grease over WD 40 for
- Multi-clamps help you get gear angled right, mics placed,
Tape - Duct tape is probably the most important piece
of gear in your toolbox.
- Remember to keep a fresh towel handy for when you sweat.
Keep writing pens and sharpies in your box for writing
set lists and notes.
Rags : Repairs can get dirty or greasy. Keep a rag handy.
Keep some Advil for headaches, bandaids for cuts and blisters,
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The metronome helps for making sure the tempos are right.
to the Gig: Use Map Quest and get your directions in advance.
Cell Phone: If you break down, you'll wish you had brought
Wallet : Make sure it has money, licence, credit card,
If you use headphones on the gig, make sure you have them
Sheet Music: Remember your charts and/or your cheatsheets.
Stand: If you do any reading, you don't want to forget
the music stand!
Cards: If you're a pro, you'll have business cards for
pro drum lessons organized by style.
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