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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:02 pm

Does it hurt to stack your drums on top of each other on there heads from largest to smallest? I didn't know if it would stretch out the heads.
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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:17 pm

invest in some cases. not only to make stacking easier but taking your drums out to gigs without cases is gonna put a hurtin on them
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:31 pm

drummert2k wrote:invest in some cases. not only to make stacking easier but taking your drums out to gigs without cases is gonna put a hurtin on them


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Buy cases. It may seem like a lot of money right now but you won't regret it.
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:49 pm

Even if you invest in soft cases (bags), they'll save the wear and tear on your drums. Personally, I would NEVER stack my drums up like you described, as the tension rods will be digging into your heads. Bad idea.

For a 5-piece kit, you can usually get a low-priced set of padded soft cases for around $150. It's worth the investment.
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Post Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:34 am

screamkevin wrote:Even if you invest in soft cases (bags), they'll save the wear and tear on your drums. Personally, I would NEVER stack my drums up like you described, as the tension rods will be digging into your heads. Bad idea.


In all actuality, there are no tension rods touching the heads of the drums if you stack them. I stack mine every now and then to get them out of the way and they are fine.

My old drum teacher used to tell me that there is no harm in stacking. Infact, in a private lesson at his practice space, he took his kick drum out from his kit, put it reso side down, and stood on it for 5 minutes. He stood right on the batter head, all of his body weight. He then got off the kick, put it back, and hit it with his pedal. It sounded exactly the same. So if a single-ply head can support a full grown adult male, then it is safe to say that you can stack your drums atop eachother.

But cases are divine. I would buy them if I had the money. :oops:
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Post Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:09 am

Here's the site I buy 90% of my drum gear from online, Midwest Percussion. Goto: http://www.midwestpercussion.com/cases/index.html

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Post Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:45 am

Invest in good hardcases and just build off your kit straight away. Saves you space and the worry about where the drums will be. I always have my drumtech with me during shows and we build off the drumkit straight away.. Gives me more time with the fans and friends after the show since everything is cleared up. I love my beers and they taste better when you know that your kit is back in the bus again! :D