Maintaining and repairing your investment in drum gear is essential to the success of your playing days. Replacement parts, broken cymbals, new sticks and heads can really add up over time. Just like your body, your drum kit sees its fair share of wear and tear.
There are many ways to prevent excessive damage to your gear from the angles of cymbals and drums, proper storage and transporting, replacing worn or broken parts as well as buying quality gear that is built to last. Do your research and choose wisely when purchasing new and used items, know what to look for and known problems with certain brands. Be sure to take into account your style of playing and music to be sure the gear fits your needs.
I will be presenting many topics concerning buying/selling/trading/repairing drum gear on my blog and videos. There are a number of simple DIY fixes for minor repairs that can be done at home with the right parts and tools. Major work may be beyond what you want to take on and may require a skilled craftsman to recut bearing edges on drums or repair broken cymbals.