Storing Drums--is Cold Bad?

by matthew glowacki
(peterborough)

I have my drum kit in my garage and i have noticed that the hi hat and cymbals are sounding really different and i have noticed the change in the toms and snare getting worst

is it the cold or is it just me ??

ANSWER

Hi, Matthew--

It is more likely the humidity than just the cold.
If you could find a warm dry place to store your drums, they would fare much better.

Lynne

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Feb 12, 2016
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YES, the cold air affects the drums!
by: Ken

My buddy stored his very high end Pearl kit in his garage for 1 year through the hot NY summer and cold NY winter, and the next year we checked on them and they were ruined! The wrap was all peeling off and they looked like hell!

Jan 17, 2010
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Storing Drums-Is Heat Bad?
by: Anonymous

I have a starter TAMA drumset..I am currently storing it in my furnance room, and being that it is winter our furnance is running 24/7. Is this dry heat damaging my drumset?

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Too dry is also damaging as the wood will dry out and become brittle. Best to store it in more moderate conditions.

Lynne

Jun 11, 2009
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by: matthew

is there any chance i can use a blanket or something to put over them i will be leaving a heater on in there 1 hour a day also and i have put a blanket over them now.

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Matthew--

Like I said, it is not so much the cold as the humidity. There is a product that I use for my drum studio--it is called "Dri-Z-Air. It is very inexpensive and does a GREAT job of taking moisture out of a room. I bought mine on EBay.

Lynne

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