Some drummers find it useful to keep a checklist for supplies and maintenance of their drum kit(s).
Sticks-keep a good supply of your favourite sticks handy for recording or playing live. If you notice cracks or severe wear grab a new pair.
Cymbals-use a good quality cleaner-especially when playing live or if you are being photographed or filmed.
Keep your drums dust free so they look their best. Tuning may go out due to changes in temperature or humidity. Let the drums sit in the new environment for as long as possible and only tune them at the last minute before recording or playing live. Periodically tighten all components in the kit including cymbal stand settings. Buy high quality drum heads which will sound better and last longer. Many Pro’s keep a second snare on standby in case of a broken drum head during a performance or recording session. Neil Peart (Rush) has his snare head replaced for every performance.
Occasionally check your drum cases if you tour/travel a lot. Also check other items such as electronics, headphones/ear pieces, fan, clean towels, clean water bottle, drum stick wax, etc.
Maintain your kit and it will perform trouble free for you for many years.
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