Acoustic Drum Kit Maintenance

Most drummers forget the importance of keeping their drum set clean, and tend to pack their equipment carelessly. Drums being an acoustic instrument, it does not require any technical guidance for maintenance.

Every drum kit needs a serious maintenance at least once every 4-5 months. The screws, bolts, stands, shells etc. require proper cleaning & care to enhance the life and durability of the instrument.


To avoid any accumulation of dust, rust etc. cleaning the kit (bass drum, toms, snare, etc.) with a dry cloth on a daily basis is advisable. When not in use, make sure that the kit is covered with a bed sheet or something similar. Never use abrasive cleaners on your drum shells as this can damage the drum kit.


Continuous exposure to heat or humidity also has chances to create some damage to the drum shells. Hence, never store/setup your kit under direct sun, near heaters or similar conditions as this will not only damage the shells but also the finish of the drum kit.

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