5-Piece Senior Drum Kit Assembly Instruction - Part I:
Thank you for choosing this quality set from Cecilio. Use the instructions as a guide to help you assemble your new drum set. Please note that this manual is designed for a number of Cecilio drum sets. If you are unsure of what your drum set should be supplied with, please check with the Cecilio dealer you purchased the kit from. There are many parts that make up a drum set, but don’t worry, once you get started the process is very intuitive and fun.
1. Assembling the small tom first (not the bass drum) is the easiest way to get started. Place the tom shell flat on the ground.
2. Place the drum head (A) (same diameter as the drum) directly on the top of the drum shell (B) followed by the hoop (C).
3. Place the hoop on top of the drum head – placing it so it is evenly seated around all sided of the drum head. Then line up the holes in the lugs (D) on the drum shell.
4. Place the washers on the tension rods, and insert the rods into the holes of the hoop. The tension rods will screw into the lugs. Finger-tighten the tension rods, making sure the hoop is even around all sides of the drum shell.
5. Now you may use a drum key (E) to tighten the tension bolts in equal amounts (1 quarter turn each for example) until pitch and tone of the drum begin to sound. The tension bolts should be tightened in a star formation the same as when you change a wheel in a car (tighten the first bolt, then opposite bolt, etc). Repeat this process on the top and bottom of each tom.
6. The bass drum is assembled in much the same way as the toms.
7. The “logo drumhead” should be fitted to the front of the bass drum and aligned straight. The front of the bass drum is easy to locate by identifying the end that has the bass drum legs fitted; this is the front (furthest from the playing position).
8. The bass drum heads are fitted using the same technique as the toms except the bass drums used a claw hook as well as longer tension rods and lugs (F). Assemble one side first.
9. To minimize or eliminate any ringing from the bass drum, drummers will utilize a variety of materials inside a bass drum to deaden or muffle it. Most commonly used are pillows and old blankets. Finding a result you like may take a little experimentation; but now is the time to start, so you may want to toss something inside the drum now.
10. Repeat procedure for the other side.
11. Insert the drum legs (G) into the leg mounts (H) and secure. Sit the drum upright and be sure that the bass drum legs are secured and even. Adjust the drum leg so the front of the bass drum is elevated 1 inch off the floor and will not pivot.
12. To attach the bass drum pedal (I), place the pedal base under the bass drum hoop and make sure the clamp is over the hoop. Connect the footboard to the pedal frame. Tighten the pedal clamp by the wing nut under the footboard so that it is firmly attached to the hoop.
13. Insert the felt bass drum beater (J) and adjust so that the beater strikes the middle of the bass drum head. Tighten with the drum key.
14. Place the longer end of the tom arms (K) into the double tom mount (L) on the bass drum and tighten– this will adjust the height.
15. Slide the shorter ends into the mounts on the side of the toms – this, in conjunction with the joint of the tom arm,
16. Once adjusted, tighten the memory locks to keep your settings.
17. After placing the heads and rims on the floor tom in the same way as you have attached the other heads, insert the long floor tom legs (M) that raise it off the floor.
18. Open the snare drum stand base so that the three legs are flat on the floor. Insert the drum cradle post (N) into the base. Open the cradle arms (O).
19. Place the snare (P) (assembled) onto the cradle arms and tighten the adjustment directly below the cradle so that the arms are snug against the lower hoop of the snare drum. When fitting the snare drum, the drum head with logo facing up. Adjust drum height and secure.
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