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Old 04-24-2009, 05:30 AM
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Default Re: THE DRUM MODIFICATION THREAD.

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Originally Posted by shanecon View Post
So I have a crusty old Powerbeat drumkit and I wanna turn it into Elvin Jones yellow kit thats on the video of him on this website haha. Ive stripped it right back to naked wooden shells I reckon I can replicate the look of it.. but

HOW DO I IMPROVE THE SOUND OF THE SHELLS.

should I be sanding inside smoothing it out? putting resin on the edges? what will change the sound.. Im thinkin that coated ambassadors will be the go..

ps I want a jazz sound.. pretty crucial criteria really

some ideas and help thrown around would be very much appreciated. thanks
well first off yes the heads should offer a significant change. i'm new to drum mods and builds but i would say to have a look at your bearing edges, you may want to customize those a bit. there's always venting, which is a little harder to undo. but look at the pictures attached and you'll see what i mean when i say ANYTHING can be accomplished. i don't really know how to achieve the desired jazz sound, but do wish you the best of luck in finding someone who does lol.
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