The modern drum-kit has come a long way in the 110 years that have elapsed since it evolved in around 1901 in the bars and brothels of New Orleans - but the principles remain the same.
The biggest improvement has been the introduction of better engineering and sturdier hardware - all of which needs constant maintenance.
This latest addition to the expanding list of "Haynes Manuals" about musical instruments covers the subject in exhaustive detail with step-by-step instructions and clear colour photographs.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 202 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 31/01/2012
- Category: Percussion instruments
- ISBN: 9780857330970