What's a good way to clean your drums... I just keep collecting dust, Ive just been using a wet rag. Lol, suggestions?
Agreed. Unless it is a very slightly damp cloth, I would avoid any moisture on the drums at all as it will go into places where you can't get it out. Better to use a feather duster and soft dry cloth.Besides cleaning with a wet towel, and immediately drying them with a nice fluffy towel, I generally find I only need to dust them with a feather duster. I avoid cleaners and solvents because I think over time you're doing more damage or building up this layer of stuff on the drums.
Which Pledge?.this came up before and I emailed Johnson's wax and they would not recommend Pledge on any lacquered finishes. Proceed caution.
Jimmy D'Aquisto, the world renowned luthier and maker of five figure guitars was a friend of my father's. I would go and watch him make his masterpieces in his shop before his untimely death in 1995. He swore by Pledge to clean his guitars and even planned to approach Johnson and Johnson to make a small version of their spray bottle that would fit in a guitarist's gig bag. But alas he died and that business idea went away with him.this came up before and I emailed Johnson's wax and they would not recommend Pledge on any lacquered finishes. Proceed caution.
That's pretty much what I use. It's a small, red duster intended for car interiors. I forget the name of it.Ever since a bass player showed me one, I've been a devotee of those micro fiber polish cloths they sell in auto parts stores. If it cleans the sweat off my guitar without hurting the finish (and that includes the gunk that builds up on the neck which many folks have tried just about everything over the ages on) then I'm pretty comfortable with using it on fingerprints on my lacquered drums and chrome stands.
I use the swiffer dry sheets as well and they really pick up the dust. No chemicals to be concerned about either.I recently used one of the Swiffer dusting cloths that go on a handle (not entirely sure of the proper name) but man did it work nicely. The thing was covered in dust and was still picking it up.