In collaboration with Audio Technica and James Lye, we conducted a drum tuning and studio recording workshop at Lasalle College of the Arts on the 24th of October.
On 7th November I will be conducting another such workshop for SMU students, this time, only drum tuning. Not long after I will be conducting a similar workshop for ITE Central students.
On the 21st of November, I am conducting a snare tuning workshop for anyone who wants to sign up. The location will depend on the number of people who sign up. It is free. Just drop me a message at 97254846 and we can talk from there.
We will have more courses in november and december, all free.
Some beautiful things come in small packages. 14” bass drum that sounds like an 18”. This is part of a tiny 10/12/13/14 micro kit in our showroom that we occasionally rent out. Out for a performance in the bukit timah area these two days.
Today in the workshop: gorgeous DW Collector’s Series snare in for some serious attention. This snare had been beautifully taken care of and played on with much respect, but sometimes things happen unexpectedly.
For some reason, all the internal screws and hardware of the snare became extremely rusty whilst the outer hardware remained pristine.
We gave it a simple wipe-down externally but every single screw on the inside needed replacement, leaving a trail of red dust in their wake. Luckily I had a small pile of extra DW screws, because those lugs don’t accept the normal M4 or M5 screws.
When we didn’t want to risk damaging the snare by wrestling with the rusty air-vent, we scrubbed and painted over it. Preserving the snare took first priority.
So whilst this snare was not difficult to service, it certainly took skill and experience to handle. We’re just glad that it looks and sounds absolutely fantastic now.
Today in the workshop: Jonathan brought in his custom pre-badge Brass snare for a badge and clean up. We’ve been lucky to rework our earlier snares to make them better and better, and this one is just too pleasing to the eyes and ears. Enjoy!
Fun times today. Delivered some new Paiste Cymbals from Singapore Drum Shop to little Max, set up his Pearl Target kit properly and tuned it up nicely at his family home. The Sweet Spots worked like a charm to tame the endless ringing of the stock heads.
Throughout the entire session, Max was staring intently at the process and asking lots of questions. The future is bright with this one…🙂