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Old 06-25-2007, 07:04 PM
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Default Should I Convert My Sonor Signatures?

I have to say the best looking kit I have seen is Damo's
http://www.logsdon.biz/cgi-bin....11;st=0

what do the members think Me of taking my Signature Bubinga Kit and having an airbrush artist do the black fade and a masterwood craftsman do the high gloss finish>

Bad decision as it will never be original?

I will never sell my kit, it goes to my son when I die...if that matters in the decision making process.

Am I crazy?

I would really like some personal opinions please.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:11 PM
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Well.
I can't see the kit.
I have to be a member of the forum?
Try posting a picture on this thread?
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:21 PM
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The board administrator requires that all members log in before viewing the board

Well that takes care of that.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:31 PM
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mine is straight bubinga this is the conversion

Shot
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:33 PM
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That fade looks pretty nice IMO, not too dark. I'd do it if the price and workmanship is right.

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Old 06-25-2007, 07:40 PM
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heres what I am getting in to

from this

Shot with Canon PowerShot A300.

to this

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Old 06-25-2007, 07:47 PM
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If I were you I would do it but only if the price is reasonable
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:50 PM
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from this








To this

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:10 PM
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man, damo's set is hott!

if you ahve the money, id re-finish it.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:16 PM
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Go for it. Make yourself happy. That's gonna look killer.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:39 PM
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If you've got the cash.
Go for it.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:52 PM
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I vote for to leave the kit as is.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:00 PM
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I vote for to leave the kit as is.
And I would say the same.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:04 PM
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I think you should leave it as is, I don't think the fade will have the same effect on your toms since they are bigger.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:20 PM
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I say stay with the classic look you have. The fade looks nice but I feel it will "date" your set. Yes, fades are cool and new but I think they will... well... fade in popularity. (Sorry) Maybe I'm wrong.

That gloss finish sure is fine but your drums are simply lovely just as they are. They look like Chester Thompson's set with Genisis (sans one bass). One of my favorite looks for drums. Save up and get a faded set someday.

Use the refinish job $$ to get a nice rack and ditch the weights.

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:24 AM
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I say stay with the classic look you have. The fade looks nice but I feel it will "date" your set. Yes, fades are cool and new but I think they will... well... fade in popularity. (Sorry) Maybe I'm wrong.

That gloss finish sure is fine but your drums are simply lovely just as they are. They look like Chester Thompson's set with Genisis (sans one bass). One of my favorite looks for drums. Save up and get a faded set someday.

Use the refinish job $$ to get a nice rack and ditch the weights.

My 2 cents.
Yes, I totally agree on what you are saying. I like the color better with the fade though, but I think because it's irreversible (good word?) I wouldn't do it. It's not like re-wrapping my Tama Rockstar or something :-P.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:09 AM
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i would do alot of things to make my kit look like that. DO IT!
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Would the air brush artist be applying the black fade over the current clear coat, or are you planning to strip the shells down to natural wood color and start the finishing process from the beginning? That's my only concern. I'm not sure how well the fade would adhere to the clear coat.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:31 PM
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hell yeah do it. i love damo's kit.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:10 PM
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I'd keep your Signature's the same color. Don't change it. That classic Bubinga is so much better than the bubinga of today.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:32 PM
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Thanks everyone...I put this thread up in three drummer forums and the common concensus is leave well enough alone.
I truly thank everyone for their input.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:37 AM
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Default Re: Should I Convert My Sonor Signatures?

Those fades look fantastic, but I think I lean with the majority on leaving things original. However, I wonder what your kit would look like with that high-gloss finish? Damn, that is good looking!
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Should I Convert My Sonor Signatures?

The fade is a nice effect, but bubinga is a very beautiful wood and looks good as-is. I would leave the drums as they are to emphasize the striking grain of the wood, which a fade would partially hide. If you have an unusual grain pattern, you should show it off. My set has a very unusual grain and it isn't even stained - just the natural color sealed. Ironwood darkens naturally over time.

Your set looks gorgeous. What are the dimensions of the drums? Specs?
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:05 PM
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I would leave them as they were meant to be. The designers look incredible, but the signatures have a certain charm to their look as well. Imagine how miserable you would feel if you got a custom finish that didn't come out perfectly!
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:20 PM
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While there are risks involved, if you KNEW that the job would come out just like the kit your referenced, I would without a doubt go for the fade. It looks absolutely amazing!!

That kit looks great.

Any idea what you think it would cost???
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:13 PM
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Wow those sigs are beautiful, If I where you I don't think I would risk trying to re-create that kind of finish because in the end its a good possibility you'll be kickin' yourself for it :-D
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:17 PM
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Leave it alone... That's a beautiful kit as is. Too bad that Sonors hardware is so huge though.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:50 PM
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Leave it alone... That's a beautiful kit as is. Too bad that Sonors hardware is so huge though.
As big as DW lugs, mounts and badges. DW has great finishes but the most oafish hardware. I say show more of the finish and less of the manufacturer.

Old-style tube lugs that contact the shell in just one point are great for showing off the finish. As for badges, mine is branded into the shell.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:06 PM
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go for it. Itīs very nice.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:15 AM
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I say leave it as it is. If you change the colour, Damo's kit wont be getting as much attention :)
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:51 AM
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After it is spray painted, how long will it take to nick it up and make it really look terrible. If I had your set, I would play it a bunch and admire it even more. Do not mess with it says this sage old cuss.
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