Having a well-maintained kit of drum set will not only allow it to perform at its best but also boost your confidence on stage. Let’s find out how to clean your electronic drum set properly!
What to prepare
- A bottle of 303 Aerospace Protectant
- Small pieces of terry or microfiber cloth
- Non-abrasive chrome polish
- Lemon oil polish (if your drum set is made of wood)
How to clean your electronic drum set – Steps by steps
Step 1: Disassemble the drum set
Do it just like when you receive the drum set from the package, but this time, in backward. Begin by taking notes or pictures of your drum set before you disassemble it, just in case you forget how it looked like in the first place. Then carefully remove all parts and organize them, so you don’t lose anything.
You can clean the drum set without disassembling it, but this would be much more difficult and less effective.
Step 2: Clean the cymbals
For the cleaning of the cymbals, we recommend you to use the 303 Aerospace Protectant. Depending on its current stage, you can adjust the amount of solution that needs to be applied. Use a piece of cloth to rub and wipe on it to remove all stain and debris.
If the final result isn’t how you picture it, simply add more of the protectant and clean your cymbals again. Afterward, place them in a dry, shady place for air-drying.
Step 3: Clean the hardware
Use the non-abrasive chrome polish if your drum set is made of metal, or lemon oil polish if it is made of wood. Apply a small amount of polish solution on your terry and wipe it on the posts and panels. Also, do this on the rims and snares to make sure everything is clean and shiny.
Step 4: Reassemble
Note: If you choose not to disassemble your drum set, you can skip this step!
Once you’ve finished the cleaning, follow the instruction manual or the notes and pictures (you took in the first step) to reassemble your drum set. Afterward, give it a few wear-and-tear tests to see how your drum have improved.
Hopefully, our step-by-step guide on how to clean your electronic drum set is helpful for you. If you have any questions, please leave them below. Thank you for reading and we’ll be seeing you in our future posts.