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Old 11-21-2007, 04:19 AM
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Default Custom Bass Drum heads

Has anyone ever bought a custom bass drum head? If so, what website did you go through? I'm trying to get a White bass drum head with my initials in the box on the left (like Buddy Rich) and with a Shamrock in the middle. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:16 PM
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The head on my kit is from www.drumart.com. I recommend them highly - great customer service, great prices, great product. Look through their gallery and the variety of bass drum head art is astounding.

I gotta ask, though, can't you come up with something more imaginative than a vintage shield logo? I'd at least love to see someone pimp a vintage shield logo with some great artwork. I'm not an artist so I don't have any ideas, but I believe it could be done.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:28 PM
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Search the web, there are a few of them out there. I make my own ;-)

http://www.drumart.com/index.cfm

http://www.vintagelogos.com/

http://www.customskins.co.uk/

http://www.cozmographics.com/heads.html
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:42 PM
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Drumart.com...
That was the company I was going to suggest when I saw the topic since they do the removable stuff.
Anyone remember Color-forms?

Having a removable logo would be totally cool in my case as I play in 2 (sometimes 3) different bands.

I usually paint the front head myself (I'm a graphic designer), but not having to go through the hassle is worth the money to me.

And it would be a super high resolution image of my design.

I saw them in the Drum Bussiness mag. I just checked out the site, and their stuff looks real top quality.

It's cool the stuff these new printers can do, and all the different materials you can print on and still have the great image resolution, color saturation and ink opacity.
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Drumart.com...
That was the company I was going to suggest when I saw the topic since they do the removable stuff.
Anyone remember Color-forms?

Having a removable logo would be totally cool in my case as I play in 2 (sometimes 3) different bands.

I usually paint the front head myself (I'm a graphic designer), but not having to go through the hassle is worth the money to me.

And it would be a super high resolution image of my design.

I saw them in the Drum Bussiness mag. I just checked out the site, and their stuff looks real top quality.

It's cool the stuff these new printers can do, and all the different materials you can print on and still have the great image resolution, color saturation and ink opacity.
Yes, it is amazing. The resolution and vividness of the image and colors are beautiful. I have a permanent head but I could see how the removable head would be useful, although it might be a pain to align correctly, especially with a hole in the head.

Keep in mind that a Drumart head (and maybe some of the other brands) does dampen head response, as it's a high-resolution printed plastic sheet glued to the head. That's a good thing for me, and I suspect many other people, as controlling bass ring is a big issue. The thicker resonant head acts like a pillow, except it doesn't choke the drum's sound.

The nice thing about Drumart is that if you send them a concept or even a low-res photo, they can improve it for you.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:55 PM
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The head on my kit is from www.drumart.com. I recommend them highly - great customer service, great prices, great product. Look through their gallery and the variety of bass drum head art is astounding.

I gotta ask, though, can't you come up with something more imaginative than a vintage shield logo? I'd at least love to see someone pimp a vintage shield logo with some great artwork. I'm not an artist so I don't have any ideas, but I believe it could be done.
I do have some drawings of the shield logo but I never thought I'd be able to get it on my bass drum. Haha Cheers DMC and the rest of yas.
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I bought mine from Vintage Logos. just the logo not the head, was about 40 bucks if I remember right. easy to apply and I bet it never comes off.
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