During the week, I bought a new 'Pearl' brand cymbal stand for the church drum kit. To my surprise, this came with a complete set of instructions (in seven languages). How difficult can it be, you ask? Well, the concern was mostly with health and safety matters (you know the sort of thing, throwing your sticks at people "can be extremely dangerous").
The most obscure instruction was this:
"When handling tubular hardware do not put your fingers into the tubes to prevent injury to your fingers."
However, the one to which I will be paying most serious attention is this:
A strong vibration such as an earthquake can cause your drums and hardware to shift and tip over. Stay well clear of falling objects to avoid injury.
So there we have it, drummers. In case of an earthquake, keep well clear of your drum kit. Just in case.
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