MJDS-1 - 13 inch 3-Piece Junior Drum Kit Set-up Instructions:
Thank you for choosing this quality set from Cecilio. Use these instructions as a guide to help you assemble your new drum set. 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. Lay the Bass Drum Shell (A) on a flat surface (preferably carpeted) with the front side up. You can identify the front side by the location of the Bass Drum spur mount (B). The spur mounts are closer to the front side of the bass drum (furthest from the playing position).
2. The logo drumhead should be fitted to the front of the bass drum and centered with the tom and cymbal mounts that are on the top of the shell.
3. Place the drumhead (C) (same diameter as the drum) directly on the top of the drum shell followed by the rim. Make note to use the rim that does not have the bass drum pedal mount tab (D). Align the holes on the rim with the lugs.
4. Slip a washer on each tension rods (E) and insert the tension rods through the holes in the rim.
5. Tighten the screws into the lugs using your fingers two at a time (opposite each other, just enough so the hoops are secure and there are no wrinkles are in the head.
6. Now, use the drum key (F) to tighten the tension bolts in equal amounts (1/4 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).
7. Repeat this process on the back of bass drum. Remember, the back (player’s side) rim has the bass drum pedal mount tab. This tab must be on the bottom of the drum.
8. Insert the drum spurs (G) into the spur mounts and secure. Sit the drum upright and adjust the height so that the front of the Bass Drum is elevated ½ to 1 inch off the floor. Be sure that the bass drum spurs are secured and even.
9. To attach the bass drum pedal (H), place the pedal base under the tab on the player’s side bass drum hoop. Align the holes and insert the small key screw (I) into the hole. Tighten so that it is firmly attached to the tab.
10. Insert the felt bass drum beater (J) and adjust so that the beater strikes just below the center of the bass drum head (C). Tighten with the drum key.
11. Place the longer end of one of the L-Arms (K) into the center mount (L) on the bass drum – this will adjust the height.
12. Slide the shorter end into the mount on the tom (M). Secure when in place.
Snare Drum Mounting:
13. Place the shorter end of the second L-Arm (N) into the mount (O) closest to the player on the bass drum – this will adjust the height.
14. Slide the longer end into the mount on the snare (P). Secure when in place.
15. Locate the cymbal arm (Q). Insert into the cymbal mount (R) on the bass drum with the threaded section furthest from the player and secure. Unscrew cymbal topper (S) and one felt.
16. Place the cymbal (T) on the stand with one felt below the cymbal. Replace the top felt and cymbal topper. Please note that the topper does not need to be screwed down tight on the felt and cymbal. The cymbal should be free to move during play. Its main operation is to prevent the cymbal from falling off the stand when struck.
Drum Throne, AKA Stool:
17. Open the drum throne base (U) so that the three legs are extended fully. Insert the seat post into the block underneath the throne top (V) and secure. Adjust sitting height and secure.
18. Once seated, you can now bring the set together and fully adjust any heights and angles of the drums, cymbal and stands to your liking.
Feel free to experiment. Enjoy!
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