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Is it okay to stand on drumkit's kick?

The front rim of most kick drums is very strong - a rigid metal circle - so standing on it isn't in itself likely to damage the drum. It also won't damage the mic, as it is usually on a low stand in ...
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What are the attachments used for on this bass drum?

That's actually not a snare drum but a “huge-diaphragm microphone”. This was a gimmick some studio engineers built out of, indeed, a snare drum shell by mounting a subwoofer in it instead of the drum ...
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Are there any good online resources on how to build drums?

I am not a drummer and I'm not affiliated with these folks, so if you down-vote, please tell me why in the comments so that I can improve my answers to this forum. Here's a site that tells you how to ...
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Drum set/Cymbal repair

You can't heal cracks in cymbals, but you can clean them up if they're tarnished. They don't go rusty because they are made from bronze not steel. Don't use steel wool as you will scratch the surface. ...
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Are there any good online resources on how to build drums?

The Ghostnote online forum for drum builders is a great resource. You can search for particular topics. Some of the tutorials can only be accessed if you have a paid membership ($20 a year), but I'...
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Are kevlar straps on bass drum pedals reliable?

I have two pedals with straps and I've only had one strap break on me ever. I find chain drives too stiff and I vastly prefer the feel and responsiveness of a strap pedal.
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What is the name of the drum you wear on your back to play without your hands?

It looks like a marching bass drum worn in the back. Something like this: As you can see, both the image you provided and the one I did, have these straps that hold the bass drum on the person's ...
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Is it okay to stand on drumkit's kick?

The phrase goes "only one way to find out", and it needs to be treated with caution. Both drums and drum mics come in a large number of varieties and may, or may not, withstand that kind of punishment....
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Is it okay to stand on drumkit's kick?

Put simply: A drum is not constructed to hold a 175 lb person. It will not likely collapse, but could certainly go out of round, making it difficult or problematic to tune in the future. That drum ...
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Drum set/Cymbal repair

For cracks, yes, you can repair them; but for keyholes no. Of course the cymbal will never sound like it did but you can refurbish the cymbal into a smaller one, say a crash cut down to a splash is ...
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What is the name of the drum you wear on your back to play without your hands?

There are a number of one-off adaptations which allow a street performer to bang a drum, blow a pennywhistle, or do other things based on leg or foot motions. The usual name for such a fellow is "one-...
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