The Drum Kit Handbook

The Drum Kit Handbook by Paul Balmer

How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Drum Set

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Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342404
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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Here is the first hands-on, how-to manual devoted to drum sets, providing drummers essential information on buying, maintaining, setting up, modifying, and tuning their drumkits.
 
Packed with photographs and hard-won advice, this book also examines the drum setups of numerous professional musicians in jazz, rock, and other genres.

Paul Balmer, who has written six Haynes Manuals about guitars, is the son of dance band drummer Bill Balmer. Paul played drums from the age of 11 in the Merseybeat boom of the 1960s. He built his own kit from bits and pieces and, having no other option, did his own maintenance. His perfectly preserved 1964 Premier kit will be examined and maintained as a case study. His father’s ‘bitsa’ 1940s dance band kit will provide a useful historical reference. Paul lives in Northamptonshire.

Paul Balmer is the author of The Fender Stratocaster Handbook and The Gibson Les Paul Handbook. HeÆs a veteran guitarist musician, and lives in London.

Paul Balmer is the author of The Fender Stratocaster Handbook and The Gibson Les Paul Handbook. HeÆs a veteran guitarist musician, and lives in London.

Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342404
Illustrations: 500 color images
Size: 8.5 in x 11.125 in / 215.9 mm x 282.58 mm
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“For the player who struggles with achieving that perfect sound, or agonizes over choosing the right equipment, it may just be what the doctor ordered.” - Modern Drummer

December 12, 2011
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