DrumTagz wraps may be a bit more “labor-intensive” than other options out there but it is not a hard process and with a little bit of help (students, band parents, etc…) wraps for a line of drums can be installed within a couple of hours, and you will be left with clean wrapped drums that look almost as if they came straight from the factory.

Step One: Remove Hardware

Start by removing your drum heads. For bass drums and tenors all heads will need to be removed. For snare drums, you may only have to remove the bottom head. 

After you remove your heads you will want to remove all hardware for the drums so you are left with the bare wood shell. You may leave air holes and badges as these can be difficult to remove/replace, these can be cut around.

ProTip 1: Try to keep your hardware organized using something like cups or ziplock bags to keep all pieces for each drum together.

ProTip 2: It is tempting to screw the bolts back into the lug once removed, while this does help a lot with keeping pieces together, this will add a lot of time to your install.

Step Two: Attach one end of wraps

DrumTagz wraps come with 2 strips for adhesive, (bass hoops have more) one on each end of the wraps. Once you shell is ready for the wrap we start by placing the wrap on the shell making sure we are centered and then applying one side of the adhesive to the shell.

For Marching Tenors (quints, quads, etc…) you will want to leave about 3/4 inch space at the top of the shell.

ProTip: After applying one end of the wrap to the shell check the opposite end to make sure the wrap is straight and the two ends meet. But do not attach the second end yet.

Step Three: Cut Air holes and badge

Once you are happy with the placement of the first end of the wrap you can start the cutting process. If you left the badge and airhole on the shell that is where you will want to start.

Starting with what is closest to the attached end of the wraps you will want to cut out each airhole and or badge, one at a time making sure the wrap is flush against the shell.  The best way we have found to get perfect cuts is to use a blunt object (such as the back of the xacto knife) and first trace around the area which will leave a nice line for you to follow.


Step Four: Attach second end and punch holes

Once you have finished cutting you can now attach the second end. We advise starting at the attached end making sure the wrap stays flush to the shell and letting the second end fall into place with a tight fit.

Once the second end is attached it is time to cut/punch the hardware hole.

Step Five: Repace Hardware

When all of your hardware holes are open you can now replace all of the hardware and drumheads are you finished with your newly wrapped drum!