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  1. 5 Ways to improve your snare drum sound (2021 – Updated)

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    The snare drum is the centerpiece of your drum set and can help to shape your individual sound. Having a great snare drum sound is essential for any recording or touring drummer, but it is equally important for beginner and hobbyist drummers. Why? Having an instrument that sounds good, is appealing to the ear, and produces a desirable tone is quite simply more inspiring and enjoyable to play. For friends and family that are going on this journey with you,… Read More

  2. How do I tune a drum set? (2021 – Updated)

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    While it is true that assembling a drum set from the box can be done painlessly with the right guidance, tuning your new drums does present a unique and interesting challenge. When you buy a drum set or an individual drum, they rarely come tuned. Now that we spend more time shopping online than visiting physical stores, this is increasingly the case. Searching online to answer “how do I tune a drum set” yields pages of results, which can be… Read More

  3. Video Blog Episode 4 – How do I tune my drums?

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    Tuning drums is a skill that can take a long time to develop, and it really is a case of trial and error, experiments and tinkering. In fact, there are many books and DVDs dedicated to this subject alone. We recommend checking out the DVD “Drum Tuning” by Bob Gatzen. In the meantime, our Special Feature Video on assembling a Yamaha Stage Custom drum set will give you some good fundamentals, and there are a few tips in this video blog… Read More