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How do I care for/maintain my trapKAT?
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The trapKAT is an electronic musical instrument that was designed to take a pounding - from a pair of drum sticks - not from rolling down the stairs.  Simply use good judgment and your trapKAT will provide you with years of enjoyment. Don’t pour or spill liquids on your trapKAT.
Don’t leave in a very hot car for extended periods of time.
Don’t leave in overly damp areas for extended periods of time.
Do not clean the rubber or metal surfaces with alcohol or solvents (alcohol and solvents will dry rubber out and the rubber may then crack and alcohol may remove some of the paint on the metal).
The rubber can be cleaned with a mild cleanser such as a dish washing liquid or Simple Green, Soft Scrub, or Fantastic.  Do not pour cleanser on your playing surface.  Apply a small amount to a clean cloth and then clean your playing surface with the cloth.  A Q-tip works very well for cleaning the cracks in between the pads.
Like an acoustic drum head the tension of the rubber playing surface may need adjustment from time to time.  You received a small allen wrench (5/64”) with your trapKAT to adjust the tension on the edge of the rubber playing surface with the allen screws in the top of the metal chassis.  Adjust this tension to help make the rims and pad surfaces near the rims lay flat.  (Do not overtighten to the point where you actually bend the metal.)
The metal can be cleaned with a mild cleanser such as dishwashing liquid.  Do not pour the cleanser on the trapKAT.  Apply a small amount of cleanser to a clean cloth and then clean the metal surfaces with the cloth.

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