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Old 07-16-2012, 06:35 AM
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Default How do I clean bass drum beaters?

Titles says it all, how would I make my felts white again?

I know it doesn't effect sound, it just bothers me, it got dirty because of my electric set the rubber rubbed off onto it.

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

Try dipping it in a bucket of bleach.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

I prefer to just get a new one when mine get dirty ;)
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:01 PM
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How did it get so dirty? I would just get another beater if it bothered me, they're not that expensive..

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

You could try oxy clean, or any of the stain removal stuff like shout out, etc.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

Yeah the same thing happened with my Roland.

FYI, for the future, I just put a cheap Evans flam pad on there and the problem went away.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:20 PM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

Thanks everyone, I'm gonna end up buying another set, and using the plastic side for my electronic kit.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:14 AM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

A piece of tape on either the bass pad or beater should keep your new one from getting dirty.

I don't like the idea of using a plastic beater on an electronic kit, more abuse on the pad.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:18 AM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

A toothbrush. Sorry, cross-thread humor here.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:47 AM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

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A toothbrush. Sorry, cross-thread humor here.

No brushing won't work, probably have to beat the dirt out.

Paint it with rattle-can flat white.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:45 AM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

Try one of these, they work wonders on just about everything (though I haven't tried them on cymbals yet). http://media.mrclean.com/en_US/produ...nal232x234.jpg
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

Toss it in with the clothes. You might ruin it, but they're not that expensive and it's worth a try.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

I was bored last night (okay really bored) and decided to try and clean my felt beater on my Yamaha pedal. I first wiped it with a damp cloth, then used a "Magic Erasure" and this seemed to help lift up the dirt.Then I used the damp cloth again.

After doing this twice, I then took a clean firm toothbrush and tried using a little dab of thick toothpaste to scrub into the beater. I did this twice and used another damp cloth to clean off any residue. It worked! I think the secret is to use a good white paste. Not only does the beater look almost new again, it has a minty smell :)
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:31 PM
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AHHHHHH.A clean white,and minty clean beater.............priceless.:)

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: How do I clean bass drum beaters?

Why not go the other way with it? Meaning....clean it up as best you can, removing the rubber/dirt residue with a shoe brush or toothbrush and buy some RIT dye. It's wicked cheap and you have many colors to choose from including black. I did two different beaters one using black and one using red and both look bad ass!
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