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Extreme temperature changes can cause drums to grow or shrink slightly in size, so storing them in a room where the temperature won’t change dramatically is ideal.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If storing for longer periods: don’t store drums in an attic or garage if you can help it. Wood is organic so it will react dramatically to changes in temperature and moisture, while metal drums can corrode over time in a moist environment.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Do NOT cover your drums in plastic for any length of time; this will inevitably cause moisture issues.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Disengage the snare wires when storing a snare drum. Keeping the snares tight over a long period of time will stretch them out.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Polish your drums, especially if they’re chrome-plated. 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Wood is organic so it will react dramatically to changes in temperature and moisture, while metal drums can corrode over time in a moist environment.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Do NOT cover your drums in plastic for any length of time; this will inevitably cause moisture issues.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Disengage the snare wires when storing a snare drum. Keeping the snares tight over a long period of time will stretch them out.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Polish your drums, especially if they’re chrome-plated. If left out too long, especially in harsher conditions, they can start to become dull and corrode.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If there’s any moving part like a tension rod, give it a small dose of lubricating oil and wipe off any excess to keep parts moving smoothly.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use an <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a11B0V\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">edge conditioner</a> [Affiliate Link] to allow your drum heads to move freely across edges without sticking. This results in a smoother, more gradual tune-up without skips and jumps.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use a <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wGnEeV\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hoop protector</a> [Affiliate Link] where your pedal connects to the bass drum hoop. This prevents the hoop from being chewed up from the teeth of the bass drum clamp.<br>Regularly wipe down your drum shells with microfiber cloths. Paper towels aren’t recommended as they can be too abrasive and may cause scratches.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Look into getting <a href=\"https://geni.us/AYD7sh\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hard cases</a> [Affiliate Link] with polyethylene shells for each snare.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you’re touring on your own, you’ll want bring your drums in bags with high-quality zippers and some padding. You’ll then want to look into using fiber cases, or the aforementioned polyethylene cases. Remember to label each case with your contact information.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Playing drums outside: the biggest concern is the weather. Try to avoid rainstorms and watch the weather forecasts every day leading up to the gig. Have a tarp to throw over the drums in case a sudden rainstorm happens.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Never leave your drums to bake in direct sunlight. Ideally, play under some shade.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you ship drum sets for musical performances, you need to know how to pack them safely. Remove the drum heads and put them in separate boxes. Use foam slabs inside each box to keep the drums in place. You can then place these boxes into one larger box. If you have additional equipment like cymbals, use those to fill in the spaces after they are wrapped securely with cardboard.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When changing drum heads, never lay the drum down with its bearing edges unprotected. A simple folded towel placed on a table will protect the edges while providing a firm, flat surface to work on.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use only genuine drum covering material to recover your drums, such as drum wrap.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When it comes to transporting your drums: drive, if you can. You have complete control over them versus handing them over to an airline.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you MUST fly your drums: rather than checking them as regular excess baggage, you could consider flying your drums as air freight cartage. This may cost a little more, but it adds the benefit of having your gear handled more professionally. Otherwise, you could always look into just renting a drum kit in the area of your gig instead of flying your own kit across the country.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Hiding a <span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2v39yEd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Tile</a> [Affiliate Link] </span>or similar tracker in your drums and/or cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen drums.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">At least once a year, take your drums to your local drum technician for a once-over. This annual investment in expert service will no doubt pay for itself over the long run by keeping your drums in good shape.</li>\n</ol>\n<h2>Downloadable Checklist – Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Take the tips in this article with you by filling out <a href=\"/checklist-download-20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">this form</a>. We’ll email you a PDF copy of <i>Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums</i>. 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Wood is organic so it will react dramatically to changes in temperature and moisture, while metal drums can corrode over time in a moist environment.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Do NOT cover your drums in plastic for any length of time; this will inevitably cause moisture issues.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Disengage the snare wires when storing a snare drum. Keeping the snares tight over a long period of time will stretch them out.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Polish your drums, especially if they’re chrome-plated. If left out too long, especially in harsher conditions, they can start to become dull and corrode.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If there’s any moving part like a tension rod, give it a small dose of lubricating oil and wipe off any excess to keep parts moving smoothly.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use an <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a11B0V\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">edge conditioner</a> [Affiliate Link] to allow your drum heads to move freely across edges without sticking. This results in a smoother, more gradual tune-up without skips and jumps.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use a <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wGnEeV\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hoop protector</a> [Affiliate Link] where your pedal connects to the bass drum hoop. This prevents the hoop from being chewed up from the teeth of the bass drum clamp.<br>Regularly wipe down your drum shells with microfiber cloths. Paper towels aren’t recommended as they can be too abrasive and may cause scratches.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Look into getting <a href=\"https://geni.us/AYD7sh\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hard cases</a> [Affiliate Link] with polyethylene shells for each snare.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you’re touring on your own, you’ll want bring your drums in bags with high-quality zippers and some padding. You’ll then want to look into using fiber cases, or the aforementioned polyethylene cases. Remember to label each case with your contact information.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Playing drums outside: the biggest concern is the weather. Try to avoid rainstorms and watch the weather forecasts every day leading up to the gig. Have a tarp to throw over the drums in case a sudden rainstorm happens.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Never leave your drums to bake in direct sunlight. Ideally, play under some shade.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you ship drum sets for musical performances, you need to know how to pack them safely. Remove the drum heads and put them in separate boxes. Use foam slabs inside each box to keep the drums in place. You can then place these boxes into one larger box. If you have additional equipment like cymbals, use those to fill in the spaces after they are wrapped securely with cardboard.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When changing drum heads, never lay the drum down with its bearing edges unprotected. A simple folded towel placed on a table will protect the edges while providing a firm, flat surface to work on.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use only genuine drum covering material to recover your drums, such as drum wrap.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When it comes to transporting your drums: drive, if you can. You have complete control over them versus handing them over to an airline.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you MUST fly your drums: rather than checking them as regular excess baggage, you could consider flying your drums as air freight cartage. This may cost a little more, but it adds the benefit of having your gear handled more professionally. 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As it’s one of the most popular instruments, let’s focus on drums in this article:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<h2>Protecting your Drums | Drum Maintenance</h2>\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><strong>Where to keep your drums?</strong> If you’re storing drums for an extended period, leaving the heads on under moderate tension would be best for them, and help keep them in shape. Extreme temperature changes can cause drums to grow or shrink slightly in size, so storing them in a room where the temperature won’t change dramatically is ideal.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If storing for longer periods: don’t store drums in an attic or garage if you can help it. Wood is organic so it will react dramatically to changes in temperature and moisture, while metal drums can corrode over time in a moist environment.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Do NOT cover your drums in plastic for any length of time; this will inevitably cause moisture issues.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Disengage the snare wires when storing a snare drum. Keeping the snares tight over a long period of time will stretch them out.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Polish your drums, especially if they’re chrome-plated. If left out too long, especially in harsher conditions, they can start to become dull and corrode.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If there’s any moving part like a tension rod, give it a small dose of lubricating oil and wipe off any excess to keep parts moving smoothly.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use an <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a11B0V\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">edge conditioner</a> [Affiliate Link] to allow your drum heads to move freely across edges without sticking. This results in a smoother, more gradual tune-up without skips and jumps.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use a <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wGnEeV\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hoop protector</a> [Affiliate Link] where your pedal connects to the bass drum hoop. This prevents the hoop from being chewed up from the teeth of the bass drum clamp.<br>Regularly wipe down your drum shells with microfiber cloths. Paper towels aren’t recommended as they can be too abrasive and may cause scratches.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Look into getting <a href=\"https://geni.us/AYD7sh\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hard cases</a> [Affiliate Link] with polyethylene shells for each snare.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you’re touring on your own, you’ll want bring your drums in bags with high-quality zippers and some padding. You’ll then want to look into using fiber cases, or the aforementioned polyethylene cases. Remember to label each case with your contact information.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Playing drums outside: the biggest concern is the weather. Try to avoid rainstorms and watch the weather forecasts every day leading up to the gig. Have a tarp to throw over the drums in case a sudden rainstorm happens.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Never leave your drums to bake in direct sunlight. Ideally, play under some shade.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you ship drum sets for musical performances, you need to know how to pack them safely. Remove the drum heads and put them in separate boxes. Use foam slabs inside each box to keep the drums in place. You can then place these boxes into one larger box. If you have additional equipment like cymbals, use those to fill in the spaces after they are wrapped securely with cardboard.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When changing drum heads, never lay the drum down with its bearing edges unprotected. A simple folded towel placed on a table will protect the edges while providing a firm, flat surface to work on.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use only genuine drum covering material to recover your drums, such as drum wrap.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When it comes to transporting your drums: drive, if you can. You have complete control over them versus handing them over to an airline.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you MUST fly your drums: rather than checking them as regular excess baggage, you could consider flying your drums as air freight cartage. This may cost a little more, but it adds the benefit of having your gear handled more professionally. 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As it’s one of the most popular instruments, let’s focus on drums in this article:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<h2>Protecting your Drums | Drum Maintenance</h2>\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><strong>Where to keep your drums?</strong> If you’re storing drums for an extended period, leaving the heads on under moderate tension would be best for them, and help keep them in shape. Extreme temperature changes can cause drums to grow or shrink slightly in size, so storing them in a room where the temperature won’t change dramatically is ideal.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If storing for longer periods: don’t store drums in an attic or garage if you can help it. Wood is organic so it will react dramatically to changes in temperature and moisture, while metal drums can corrode over time in a moist environment.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Do NOT cover your drums in plastic for any length of time; this will inevitably cause moisture issues.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Disengage the snare wires when storing a snare drum. Keeping the snares tight over a long period of time will stretch them out.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Polish your drums, especially if they’re chrome-plated. If left out too long, especially in harsher conditions, they can start to become dull and corrode.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If there’s any moving part like a tension rod, give it a small dose of lubricating oil and wipe off any excess to keep parts moving smoothly.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use an <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a11B0V\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">edge conditioner</a> [Affiliate Link] to allow your drum heads to move freely across edges without sticking. This results in a smoother, more gradual tune-up without skips and jumps.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use a <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wGnEeV\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hoop protector</a> [Affiliate Link] where your pedal connects to the bass drum hoop. This prevents the hoop from being chewed up from the teeth of the bass drum clamp.<br>Regularly wipe down your drum shells with microfiber cloths. Paper towels aren’t recommended as they can be too abrasive and may cause scratches.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Look into getting <a href=\"https://geni.us/AYD7sh\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hard cases</a> [Affiliate Link] with polyethylene shells for each snare.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you’re touring on your own, you’ll want bring your drums in bags with high-quality zippers and some padding. You’ll then want to look into using fiber cases, or the aforementioned polyethylene cases. 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A simple folded towel placed on a table will protect the edges while providing a firm, flat surface to work on.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use only genuine drum covering material to recover your drums, such as drum wrap.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When it comes to transporting your drums: drive, if you can. You have complete control over them versus handing them over to an airline.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you MUST fly your drums: rather than checking them as regular excess baggage, you could consider flying your drums as air freight cartage. This may cost a little more, but it adds the benefit of having your gear handled more professionally. Otherwise, you could always look into just renting a drum kit in the area of your gig instead of flying your own kit across the country.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Hiding a <span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2v39yEd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Tile</a> [Affiliate Link] </span>or similar tracker in your drums and/or cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen drums.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">At least once a year, take your drums to your local drum technician for a once-over. This annual investment in expert service will no doubt pay for itself over the long run by keeping your drums in good shape.</li>\n</ol>\n<h2>Downloadable Checklist – Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Take the tips in this article with you by filling out <a href=\"/checklist-download-20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">this form</a>. We’ll email you a PDF copy of <i>Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums</i>. 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We have offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, LA, NYC &amp; Nashville and our staff of 50+ have a combined 510 years insurance experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Front Row provides fast, affordable musical instrument insurance for Canada’s music professionals who are Canadian resident members of SOCAN (and other music associations). Get a quote and buy online here: <span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/</a><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"></a></span></p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>\n<p class=\"p6\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3>Related:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/musical-instrument-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-theft-prevention-what-you-need-to-know\" rel=\" noopener\">Tips &amp; tricks to guard your gear </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205377/protecting-musical-instruments-at-home-insurance-and-more\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at home</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205279/6-ways-to-protect-your-instruments-at-airports-and-on-planes\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at airports </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments on tour</a><br><a href=\"/articles/summer-and-tours-what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-tour-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical tour insurance </a><br><a href=\"/articles/band-on-the-run-touring-insurance-tips-for-taking-your-show-on-the-road\" rel=\" noopener\">Band on the run </a><br><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/81594/why-even-your-band-should-carry-liability-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Tribute bands and liability </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-guitar\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your guitar</a><br>Protecting your drums<br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-keyboard\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your keyboard</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-violin\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your violin</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-saxophone\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your saxophone</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118532/stolen-musical-instruments-how-to-make-a-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">How to make a claim</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/191494/instrument-insurance-what-is-my-gear-worth-in-an-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">What is my gear worth in event of claim?</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">You may not be covered under homeowners</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118744/front-row-instrument-policy-launches-on-line\" rel=\" noopener\">Front Row’s musical instrument policy </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/117160/instrument-insurance-for-socan-members\" rel=\" noopener\">Insurance for SOCAN members </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/146779/musical-instrument-insurance-companies-how-to-compare\" rel=\" noopener\">How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.</a><br><a href=\"/articles/blurring-the-lines-of-music-infringement-law-three-perspectives-in-one\" rel=\" noopener\">Blurring the lines of music infringement law</a></p>\n<h3 class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\">Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p8\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://drummagazine.com/how-to-protect-your-drums-from-the-rigors-of-the-road\">https://drummagazine.com/how-to-protect-your-drums-from-the-rigors-of-the-road</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p8\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://drummagazine.com/13-tips-for-protecting-a-beloved-part-of-your-drum-set/\">https://drummagazine.com/13-tips-for-protecting-a-beloved-part-of-your-drum-set/</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p8\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.drumradar.com/best-way-to-transport-and-store-drums/\">https://www.drumradar.com/best-way-to-transport-and-store-drums/</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p8\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://blog.e\">https://blog.ecabrella.com/how-to-ship-drum-set-safely</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p8\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/drum-set-care-and-maintenance-guide/\">https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/drum-set-care-and-maintenance-guide/</a></span></p>","enable_rich_text_module":true,"module_id":33156769794},"child_css":{},"css":{},"id":"module_15965216980304","label":"Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","module_id":33156769794,"name":"module_15965216980304","order":8,"smart_type":null,"styles":{},"type":"module"},"name":{"body":{"title":"20 Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums (Downloadable Checklist!)"},"id":"name","label":"Title","name":"name","type":"text"},"post_body":{"body":{"html":"<h1>20 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR DRUMS</h1>\n<p><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/music/drums-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR DRUMS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">As an entertainment insurance brokerage with a specialty in creating custom insurance packages for musicians, we have seen enough music gear-related insurance claims to be able to speak with some authority on what musicians can do to protect their gear. As it’s one of the most popular instruments, let’s focus on drums in this article:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<h2>Protecting your Drums | Drum Maintenance</h2>\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><strong>Where to keep your drums?</strong> If you’re storing drums for an extended period, leaving the heads on under moderate tension would be best for them, and help keep them in shape. Extreme temperature changes can cause drums to grow or shrink slightly in size, so storing them in a room where the temperature won’t change dramatically is ideal.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If storing for longer periods: don’t store drums in an attic or garage if you can help it. Wood is organic so it will react dramatically to changes in temperature and moisture, while metal drums can corrode over time in a moist environment.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Do NOT cover your drums in plastic for any length of time; this will inevitably cause moisture issues.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Disengage the snare wires when storing a snare drum. Keeping the snares tight over a long period of time will stretch them out.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Polish your drums, especially if they’re chrome-plated. If left out too long, especially in harsher conditions, they can start to become dull and corrode.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If there’s any moving part like a tension rod, give it a small dose of lubricating oil and wipe off any excess to keep parts moving smoothly.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use an <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a11B0V\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">edge conditioner</a> [Affiliate Link] to allow your drum heads to move freely across edges without sticking. This results in a smoother, more gradual tune-up without skips and jumps.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use a <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wGnEeV\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hoop protector</a> [Affiliate Link] where your pedal connects to the bass drum hoop. This prevents the hoop from being chewed up from the teeth of the bass drum clamp.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/music/microfibre-clothes-flickr-verch.jpg\" alt=\"Microfiber cloths (Flickr)\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 6px 0px 10px 10px;\">Regularly wipe down your drum shells with microfiber cloths. Paper towels aren’t recommended as they can be too abrasive and may cause scratches.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Look into getting some <a href=\"https://amzn.to/32oQuMU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hard cases</a> [Affiliate Link] with polyethylene shells for each drum.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you’re touring on your own, you’ll want bring your drums in bags with high-quality zippers and some padding. You’ll then want to look into using fiber cases, or the aforementioned polyethylene cases. Remember to label each case with your contact information.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Playing drums outside: the biggest concern is the weather. Try to avoid rainstorms and watch the weather forecasts every day leading up to the gig. Have a tarp to throw over the drums in case a sudden rainstorm happens.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Never leave your drums to bake in direct sunlight. Ideally, play under some shade.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you ship drum sets for musical performances, you need to know how to pack them safely. Remove the drum heads and put them in separate boxes. Use foam slabs inside each box to keep the drums in place. You can then place these boxes into one larger box. If you have additional equipment like cymbals, use those to fill in the spaces after they are wrapped securely with cardboard.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When changing drum heads, never lay the drum down with its bearing edges unprotected. A simple folded towel placed on a table will protect the edges while providing a firm, flat surface to work on.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use only genuine drum covering material to recover your drums, such as drum wrap.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">When it comes to transporting your drums: drive, if you can. You have complete control over them versus handing them over to an airline.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">If you MUST fly your drums: rather than checking them as regular excess baggage, you could consider flying your drums as air freight cartage. This may cost a little more, but it adds the benefit of having your gear handled more professionally. Otherwise, you could always look into just renting a drum kit in the area of your gig instead of flying your own kit across the country.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Hiding a <span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2v39yEd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Tile</a> [Affiliate Link]</span>or similar tracker in your drums and/or cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen drums.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">At least once a year, take your drums to your local drum technician for a once-over. This annual investment in expert service will no doubt pay for itself over the long run by keeping your drums in good shape.</li>\n</ol>\n<h2>Downloadable Checklist – Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Take the tips in this article with you by filling out <a href=\"/checklist-download-20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">this form</a>. We’ll email you a PDF copy of <i>Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums</i>. Or complete the form below:</p>"},"deleted_at":1623937375426,"id":"post_body","label":"Blog Content","name":"post_body","type":"rich_text"}}}

20 Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums (Downloadable Checklist!)

Protect Your Drums

As an entertainment insurance brokerage with a specialty in creating custom insurance packages for musicians, we have seen enough music gear-related insurance claims to be able to speak with some authority on what musicians can do to protect their gear. As it’s one of the most popular instruments, let’s focus on drums in this article:

Protecting your Drums | Drum Maintenance

  1. Where to keep your drums? If you’re storing drums for an extended period, leaving the heads on under moderate tension would be best for them, and help keep them in shape. Extreme temperature changes can cause drums to grow or shrink slightly in size, so storing them in a room where the temperature won’t change dramatically is ideal.
  2. If storing for longer periods: don’t store drums in an attic or garage if you can help it. Wood is organic so it will react dramatically to changes in temperature and moisture, while metal drums can corrode over time in a moist environment.
  3. Do NOT cover your drums in plastic for any length of time; this will inevitably cause moisture issues.
  4. Disengage the snare wires when storing a snare drum. Keeping the snares tight over a long period of time will stretch them out.
  5. Polish your drums, especially if they’re chrome-plated. If left out too long, especially in harsher conditions, they can start to become dull and corrode.
  6. If there’s any moving part like a tension rod, give it a small dose of lubricating oil and wipe off any excess to keep parts moving smoothly.
  7. Use an edge conditioner [Affiliate Link] to allow your drum heads to move freely across edges without sticking. This results in a smoother, more gradual tune-up without skips and jumps.
  8. Use a hoop protector [Affiliate Link] where your pedal connects to the bass drum hoop. This prevents the hoop from being chewed up from the teeth of the bass drum clamp.
    Regularly wipe down your drum shells with microfiber cloths. Paper towels aren’t recommended as they can be too abrasive and may cause scratches.
  9. Look into getting hard cases [Affiliate Link] with polyethylene shells for each snare.
  10. If you’re touring on your own, you’ll want bring your drums in bags with high-quality zippers and some padding. You’ll then want to look into using fiber cases, or the aforementioned polyethylene cases. Remember to label each case with your contact information.
  11. Playing drums outside: the biggest concern is the weather. Try to avoid rainstorms and watch the weather forecasts every day leading up to the gig. Have a tarp to throw over the drums in case a sudden rainstorm happens.
  12. Never leave your drums to bake in direct sunlight. Ideally, play under some shade.
  13. If you ship drum sets for musical performances, you need to know how to pack them safely. Remove the drum heads and put them in separate boxes. Use foam slabs inside each box to keep the drums in place. You can then place these boxes into one larger box. If you have additional equipment like cymbals, use those to fill in the spaces after they are wrapped securely with cardboard.
  14. When changing drum heads, never lay the drum down with its bearing edges unprotected. A simple folded towel placed on a table will protect the edges while providing a firm, flat surface to work on.
  15. Use only genuine drum covering material to recover your drums, such as drum wrap.
  16. When it comes to transporting your drums: drive, if you can. You have complete control over them versus handing them over to an airline.
  17. If you MUST fly your drums: rather than checking them as regular excess baggage, you could consider flying your drums as air freight cartage. This may cost a little more, but it adds the benefit of having your gear handled more professionally. Otherwise, you could always look into just renting a drum kit in the area of your gig instead of flying your own kit across the country.
  18. Hiding a Tile [Affiliate Link] or similar tracker in your drums and/or cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen drums.
  19. At least once a year, take your drums to your local drum technician for a once-over. This annual investment in expert service will no doubt pay for itself over the long run by keeping your drums in good shape.

Downloadable Checklist – Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums

Take the tips in this article with you by filling out this form. We’ll email you a PDF copy of Effective Ways to Protect Your Drums. Or complete the form below:

Get the drums checklist:

Front Row for Drum Kit Insurance

Front Row Insurance is a brokerage specializing in entertainment-related risks. We have a simple online instrument insurance program available 24/7. Custom packages for musicians include tour liability and coverage for recording studios. We have offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, LA, NYC & Nashville and our staff of 50+ have a combined 510 years insurance experience.

Front Row provides fast, affordable musical instrument insurance for Canada’s music professionals who are Canadian resident members of SOCAN (and other music associations). Get a quote and buy online here: https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/

Refer a Friend to Front Row

Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our referral marketing program and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! (depending on your province)

DISCLAIMER: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.

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Related:

Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments
Tips & tricks to guard your gear
Protecting instruments at home
Protecting instruments at airports
Protecting instruments on tour
Musical tour insurance
Band on the run
Tribute bands and liability
Protecting your guitar
Protecting your drums
Protecting your keyboard
Protecting your violin
Protecting your saxophone
How to make a claim
What is my gear worth in event of claim?
You may not be covered under homeowners
Front Row’s musical instrument policy
Insurance for SOCAN members
How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.
Blurring the lines of music infringement law

Citations:

https://drummagazine.com/how-to-protect-your-drums-from-the-rigors-of-the-road

https://drummagazine.com/13-tips-for-protecting-a-beloved-part-of-your-drum-set/

https://www.drumradar.com/best-way-to-transport-and-store-drums/

https://blog.ecabrella.com/how-to-ship-drum-set-safely

https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/drum-set-care-and-maintenance-guide/

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