Category Archives: Make Shift

This Is Not A Drum Cage

Unlike Drum Cage,  Drum shield seems to be a pretty easy term to understand. “Drum” got it it goes with the drums. “Shield” ok it shields the drums.

Drum Cage should be just as simple. Sadly it’s not. We’ve seen some pretty good Drum Cages here.  But we need to be careful to not forget the bad ones.  Here’s an example of someone who didn’t quite grasp the concept:

 

Drum Cage

 

This looks like it will be a great show … Read the rest

Are Three Cinder Blocks Heavy Enough?

A key feature of a Drum Shield is the difficulty level of escape.  Seriously what’s the point of locking them behind glass if they can just walk around it and start singing into an unattended mic?  With the advent of athletic high jumping drummers the Drum Shield Roof was invented.  But what if you have a drummer that can both jump high and is strong????  Well in the search for ever increasing security we came across the brilliance of this:… Read the rest

Never Let Them Out

…Not even after you force them to play E-Drums.

We’ve recently been polling twitter to find out if you’d rather be locked behind a drum shield, or be forced to play electronic drums.  But here Todd Elliot shows us the unspeakable heinous act of both evils combined.

Full marks for style of course.

Full marks for style of course.

 

Now everyone knows a drum shield does a lot more than control drum volume.  Really it’s first goal is to control drummers, limiting drum … Read the rest

Drum Shield Temperature Control

 Please remember it gets hot in the Drum Shield.  The benefits of a drum shield have been laid out time and again.  There’s no way to get around how important a piece of the band the drum cage can be.  But remember inside that drum cage the drummer can get pretty darn hot. And just to not be too cruel.  If you are going to put a fan on stage and point it at the drummer put the fan inside … Read the rest