Notes on early attempts to "properly tune" or tension a drum. Setting up this renovated, 1980's Premier "1026" snare drum for practice play, using a combination of "manual" procedures, with the additional help of a digital DrumDial
The sound of Gene Krupa's handbuilt "Billy Gladstone" snare got me thinking... Does a modern steel snare drum have to use a modern, wired, snare system - or could I experiment with a more individual tone, and learn something from the "vintage" days of gut snare wires?...
Fitting batter and snare-side heads to a late 1980's Premier "1026" snare drum. Basic stuff perhaps - but it's all new to me
Cleaning and re-assembling the shell and hardware of a 1980's Premier "1026" snare drum. Some TLC, and plenty of chrome polish.
Having recently decided to "have a go" at drumming - I've acquired a second-hand vintage steel snare drum, and will break it down so I can recondition it, and learn how it's put together.