Changing and tuning drum heads can be a nightmare, especially without the know-how. Luckily PMTVUK has teamed up with Evans to put those fears to rest.
We hope to show you the does and don'ts of changing the batter side skin on your snare, pitfalls to avoid, tips and tricks and finally a guide to helping find that perfect tone for your drums.
When its time to change that old battered head on your snare (or any drum), it can seem like a daunting task, you may have finally found "THE head" or perhaps you've finally nailed that tone you've been after, but one of the most important things over any head or tone is drum maintenance, keeping your work horse in top shape and helping prolong its life. This all starts with heads. Aside from the obvious benefits of changing your heads it also allows a full diagnostic of your shells and there condition. So pretty important. Watch the video above to get some help through this process and soon you'll be able to do it in your sleep.
There are no set in stone rules for changing heads and tuning drums, eventually you will pick up your preferred routine and you will be running like clock work in no time.