Take your drum and beat it... uh, clean it.
January 26, 2013 11:54 AM Subscribe
I am encountering unexpected difficulties cleaning a kit of PDP drums. I've owned several sets of drums from different manufacturers over the years, but this one is hands-down the biggest pain in the tail to clean.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit to media & arts (3 answers total)
I recently came into possession of a barely used set of Z5 series PDP drums (Looks like this
.) It's a student set. I'm hardly a student -- I've been playing since 1966 -- but this would make a decent practice kit and enable me to leave my beloved Premiers in their cases. I've begun taking the PDP kit apart in order to clean it. The problem is, the kit's nice metallic red finish attracts dust like a sumbitch. I've never had drums with a metallic finish before, and was unaware of this problem. (My Ludwig chrome-shell snare doesn't attract dust like this.) If I wipe the drums with a cloth, it only serves to smear the dust around. A chamois doesn't work. I can get the finish clean by using damp rags, but I'd rather not do this. Can I use Windex or furniture polish something instead of water? Or is there some sort of spray I can use that will repel dust?