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Old 09-26-2007, 04:42 AM
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Here is my masterpiece I built from scratch. Let me know if you guys like it.





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Old 09-26-2007, 04:43 AM
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Dude... Holy crap that looks amazing.

But one thing, this thread should have been put in the "your gear" section in "your place."

Its ok cuz you are new to the forum, im sure the mods will move it for you.

Good stuff.

Edit- cool, mods moved it.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:48 AM
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17 pieces of deep-shelled, natural maple glory. Nice.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:51 AM
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sweet jesus my set just got dwarfed
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:58 AM
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I don't say this often to a large kit but holy $^!$!
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:11 AM
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HO-leeeee HELL!

Were the squirrels pissed that the entire forest of trees was missing once you were gone?

You've now become the new, reigning king of my "ridiculously massive drum kits" thread...not because it's the biggest (damn close!) but because you BUILT that thing!
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:39 AM
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Holy crap isnt an expression I'm particularly fond of, but I cant really think of anything else to say......

How about fantasmagoric..

I'd love to see a rotor blade attached to a rack system on top of the kit, and the kit could just take off and fly, like over the Carribian Islands or something, while I'm belting out a pounding loose hatted 4/4, or a massive 8 bar tom fill..................


...................Is it morally wrong to fantasize about other peoples kits ?

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Old 09-26-2007, 06:56 AM
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Whoever sells you heads must LOVE you! Nice kit man, as someone who built my own kit, I know how much time and effort went into that, great work!
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:06 AM
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Very cool. Give us the run down, please?
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:15 PM
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Okay, here it is. Octobans are 13x6, 14x6, 15x6, 16x6, 17x6, 18x6, tom toms are 8x8, 10x10, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16, 18x18, 20x20, kicks are 22x22, 24x24.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:43 PM
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OK, now that my jaw has come up off the keyboard I can type. Insane kit. I want to see more pictures.

You really didn't build the shells, did you? Did you get Kellers and finish them off? It must have taken months to put together something like that.

I really like your tom sizes. Everyone these days is going for short stacks, which to me have a thin Chihuahua sound. I have square size toms and bass drums on my set also and I like drums that aren't afraid to sound like drums.

Unusual combination of virgin bass drums and shell-mounted tom brackets. Usually people have bass-mounted toms with suspension tom mounts.

What kind of snare do you have? Pedals? Cases?

What was the total hard cost of the shells, hardware and materials?

You don't have a whole bunch of cymbals, but that's okay with me. I see lots of sets with many cymbals and it's refreshing to see a monster kit with the emphasis on the drums.

Your combination stand/rack mounting system is thoughtfully done and streamlined, with no excess hardware I can see.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:47 AM
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So....to get in there, do you get dropped in by a winch????

Unbelievable!!
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:02 AM
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you owe me a jaw and a new pair of jeans. SPECTACULAR!!!
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:37 AM
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I don't like short toms. I don't like the way they feel. Box toms are perfect. Many people don't realize this. And don't tell anyone but Keller helped me out a little with the shells but I basically told them what I wanted and what I needed for this kit. I didn't my homework before I started everything. It took long in the beginning but when I got it down to a science. It really only took a short time because I knew what I was doing when doing the drilling and putting the thing together. It's just basic math. I like shell mounted brackets too. A lot of the major companies are not building drums like that anymore because they say is has something to do with the resonance of the drum. blah blah blah. I bet my stuff sounds better than DW stuff. They are 5 ply too, just like DW stuff and it's all to my specs. I made the drums that worked for me. Do you know what I mean. I am actually currently using a variety of different snares on it until I get my own home made snare up and running. It's still on back order. I ordered a 50 ply and it should be here in about two weeks. I will show you pictures of that when I am done. I actually love DW 5000 pedals but right now I am using two Iron Cobra strap pedals. They crank pretty fast. My DW 5000 pedals have always found a way to break down a little. That is the only thing I don't like about them. All the shells cost me about $3500 and what you pay in shells, you will be paying in hardware and heads. So it's really cheap considering if you compair your home made stuff to stuff you would buy in a store. I don't have many cymbals because cymbals are for emphasis in a song. Too many guys use too many cymbals because they don't do long fast rolls which are actually cooler. lol.







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OK, now that my jaw has come up off the keyboard I can type. Insane kit. I want to see more pictures.

You really didn't build the shells, did you? Did you get Kellers and finish them off? It must have taken months to put together something like that.

I really like your tom sizes. Everyone these days is going for short stacks, which to me have a thin Chihuahua sound. I have square size toms and bass drums on my set also and I like drums that aren't afraid to sound like drums.

Unusual combination of virgin bass drums and shell-mounted tom brackets. Usually people have bass-mounted toms with suspension tom mounts.

What kind of snare do you have? Pedals? Cases?

What was the total hard cost of the shells, hardware and materials?

You don't have a whole bunch of cymbals, but that's okay with me. I see lots of sets with many cymbals and it's refreshing to see a monster kit with the emphasis on the drums.

Your combination stand/rack mounting system is thoughtfully done and streamlined, with no excess hardware I can see.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:07 AM
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You made that from scratch? Damn. That is incredible.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:55 AM
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Here is my masterpiece I built from scratch. Let me know if you guys like it.





Great googamooga, I think I am in love!!

I am looking to build my own set someday too.

Holy crap I classify your set as drum porn.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:45 AM
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Great googamooga, I think I am in love!!

I am looking to build my own set someday too.

Holy crap I classify your set as drum porn.




I basically found everything I needed online and then I started. The toughest thing about it was deciding on what kind of finish to use. You really have to get a picture of what you want in your head and then find out how to make it happen. Let me know if you have any questions about it. I can help you out. It's really not that hard. You just have to be kind of good at math. Pi x R is the answer.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:48 PM
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I basically found everything I needed online and then I started. The toughest thing about it was deciding on what kind of finish to use. You really have to get a picture of what you want in your head and then find out how to make it happen. Let me know if you have any questions about it. I can help you out. It's really not that hard. You just have to be kind of good at math. Pi x R is the answer.
To me, math is easy.

The way I got money coming in, it would be a piece at a time, and I would be perfectly cool with that.

I will keep you in mind. Your set up is pretty similar to what I would like to have.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:31 PM
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To me, math is easy.

The way I got money coming in, it would be a piece at a time, and I would be perfectly cool with that.

I will keep you in mind. Your set up is pretty similar to what I would like to have.


Start here. www.kellershells.com and then here www.drummaker.com and then 3.14159 and you are more than half way there. I personally don't understand why anyone would want to play anything smaller. Granted some pieces get hit more than others, but they other ones don't get jealous. lol
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:05 PM
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Start here. www.kellershells.com and then here www.drummaker.com and then 3.14159 and you are more than half way there. I personally don't understand why anyone would want to play anything smaller. Granted some pieces get hit more than others, but they other ones don't get jealous. lol
Dude, I totally agree!!

I notice alot of people seem to think that 4 piece is all you need and some almost seem like they look down on people with big sets.

I personally think a bigger set is more fun.

Hell, if I won a few million in a lottery I would build a set just like Portnoy's latest monster kit. Why? Because I could and it would be fun.

Yes a huge kit ain't ideal for gigs, that I understand and agree with (unless I had roadies lugging around and setting up my equipment...lol).
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:29 PM
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Dude, I totally agree!!

I notice alot of people seem to think that 4 piece is all you need and some almost seem like they look down on people with big sets.

I personally think a bigger set is more fun.

Hell, if I won a few million in a lottery I would build a set just like Portnoy's latest monster kit. Why? Because I could and it would be fun.

Yes a huge kit ain't ideal for gigs, that I understand and agree with (unless I had roadies lugging around and setting up my equipment...lol).

A 4 piece kit is really all you do really NEED, and you can do crazy stuff on a 4 piece, BUT... what do you really want to do, and how far have you expaned your options with your mind with what you can do with what you have? You have a million dollars. Do you buy a new Ferrari or do you buy a hyundai with 100,000 miles on it? I agree with you. It gives you more options. You can drive fast or you can drive slow and it gets the job done. Say you had the ability to build your own custom Ferrari, and it only cost you 1/3 that a Ferrari from the factory cost... Would you be afraid to build it? Or would you build it and drive it as fast as you could by pushing it to the edge, and be proud of it?
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:26 PM
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A 4 piece kit is really all you do really NEED, and you can do crazy stuff on a 4 piece, BUT... what do you really want to do, and how far have you expaned your options with your mind with what you can do with what you have? You have a million dollars. Do you buy a new Ferrari or do you buy a hyundai with 100,000 miles on it? I agree with you. It gives you more options. You can drive fast or you can drive slow and it gets the job done. Say you had the ability to build your own custom Ferrari, and it only cost you 1/3 that a Ferrari from the factory cost... Would you be afraid to build it? Or would you build it and drive it as fast as you could by pushing it to the edge, and be proud of it?
You are right 100%.

Yes a 4 piece is all you really need.

But, if you can go big, why not? It provides more voices and is alot more fun.

My current 4 piece



(one piece is down for the moment.... awaiting on rewrapping it) just seems to small. I would feel at least more comfortable with at least 2 if not 3 more drums.

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:18 AM
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wow dude you gotta have a lot of dedication and love for building drums to build that big of i kit. id rather make my own custom cymbals though personally.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:32 AM
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That is breath taking. Talk about big guns geez. Ok now please post a video of you playing so we can hear them. When you write a will remember this name P I N N E R oh it's a legal name since it is tattooed on me lol.
Really nice clean looking and awsome, you really need to get a poster made of that kit.
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