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Old 09-20-2008, 11:53 AM
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Default My new acrylic babies

Without further delays I present to you these :






Sizes (diameter x depth)

- 2pcs 22x18 BD's
- 12 x 8 and 13 x 9 TT's
- 16 x 16 and 18 x 16 FT's
- 14 x 6.5 SD

The drums are custom made, I designed them, got the shells made for me, bought the hardware, modified where needed and put them all together myself.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:10 PM
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beautiful job, they look stunning

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Old 09-20-2008, 02:54 PM
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If you can, could you tell me where you sourced the metal bass hoop?
Well, I'm assuming they/re some sort of metal. They certainly don't look like wood from what I saw.

Beautiful set, btw.
Nice work.

One other question:
Did you do the bearing edges yourself?
If so, was there any major difference from wood while cutting?
I've been thinking of doing an acrylic bop kit, just because I've never seen one before.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:06 PM
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Beautifu kit! Reminds me of the Ludwig clear Vistas. I'm currently restoring a set of B/O badge Ludwig Vistalites in the "Tequila Sunrise" pattern.
A couple of items you might want to pick up in order to maintain your new kit are bottles of Novus # 1 Acrylic Polish and Novus # 2 Scratch Remover. Just go to your nearest Harley Davidson dealer. They carry this product. It works wonders.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:34 PM
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it reaally looks perfect :) how does it sound?
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:31 PM
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I assume they are seamless, extruded shells? I've played a set of those once, and they sound awesome. Great work, and nice hardware.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:58 PM
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These look amazing...vistalites are the same thing I thought of initially. That was the kit I wanted as a boy, but my folks would not allow a kit in the house :(. I am curious as well about their sound? Did you make these? either way what a beautiful kit
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:59 PM
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If you can, could you tell me where you sourced the metal bass hoop?

Did you do the bearing edges yourself?
From a customshop in Germany, called ST-Drums, I bought most of the stuff thru them

No I ordered them with specified edges done already, I lack the tools and expertice to do them myself :-)

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how does it sound?
Hmm, well the initial hit sound is very fast and loud with very little overtones, focused you might say, sound dies away quite fast (well, depends on the heads ofc) maybe they sound a bit like triggered drums with short clear sound ? Using single layer heads and tuning them high again makes the sound much longer with a long sustain.

One thing with acrylic drums (in my experience) is that you have to "play them open" the sound opens up on the shells in due time

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I assume they are seamless, extruded shells?
No, these have seams, they are just very well made :-) I prefer acrylic shells done this way as it (again in my opinion) leaves some tension on the shells that affect the sound.



there you can see the seam

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Did you make these?
Yes, altho I didn't manufacture the parts myself.

Designed them, ordered them to my exact specifications, modifed some hardware (eg. optimounts) and put them all together.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:41 PM
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That is a heck of a nice kit, awesome job. Double bass acrylic kit, Haven't seen many of those. Awesome.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:45 PM
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wow....

those are beautiful!

that would be a blast to play on!

congrats!

do you have any sound clips?

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Old 09-20-2008, 11:06 PM
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Wow, that is the most beautiful kit i've seen. Love you kit to bits and totally want it!
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:39 PM
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What you've done there is Exactly what im doing . . !

Are those RCI shells?
and just a couple of question .......
Do you get much low end from the bass drum (i'm tempted to go 22x20?) What ive heard from acrilic kicks, there wanst that much "ballsy" low end. Whats the crack?

And talkin of Crack, snare drum . . 6 and a half deep? what sort of tones are you getting there? with that clear head on i no its probley as bright as you like, but have you tried with a coated or smooth?

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Old 09-21-2008, 12:02 AM
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I've been thinking of doing an acrylic bop kit, just because I've never seen one before.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:03 AM
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Is one allowed to put coated heads on clear drums??
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:42 AM
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Wow, awesome looking kit. I always love seeing pics of kits that you guys have made yourself!
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:42 AM
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Is one allowed to put coated heads on clear drums??
No. You'll get slaughtered by a bear with a pet hamster on it's back.
It happened to a friend of mine... I miss him dearly
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:16 AM
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Is one allowed to put coated heads on clear drums??
We put clear heads on coated drums don't we? : )

Beautiful drums! Acrylics just look too cool on stage. You need another bass pedal!
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:28 AM
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usualy I dont like the look of acrylic drums but those are nice.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:06 PM
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Clear and blue are my favorite colors for acrylic drums. I've never played on one before, but I want to someday. Actually Evans has all those frosted heads these days that would be nice on these kits.
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