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Old 03-10-2010, 08:54 PM
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Hi there! Ive been reading posts for a while and thought it was time to enter the community. I've been playing an export for years and finally made the big jump to this!

TPDrums stave oak 3- piece 12, 16, 20 made from old wine barrels with a stave walnut snare 7x14

14'' K hats
16" A custom crash {pretty but lacking in character}
20" K Constantinople ride {its better than I am..}
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:59 PM
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Welcome aboard the coolest forum on the web. Your kit looks awesome, I'll bet you can bring the thunder with that bad boy!!!! Maybe you can install a tap on the side of the floor tom and fill it up with a nice Shiraz =)
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:05 PM
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I think that's officially the coolest drum set I've ever seen.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:16 PM
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Whoa! Insane!

I would like to see some photos taken with a decent camera, however. I want to see the maker's badge but it's too blurry.

How old are these drums? How long since they had wine in them? What does that do to the wood over time, other than stain it? How did you get them and what did they cost? Is the snare of similar construction (even thought it wasn't a wine barrel)? How were they made and where did the maker get the shells? Something this exotic definitely has some stories behind it.

I would also like to see some photos of the insides of these bad boys. How thick are the shells? I dig the compact tube lugs also and the floor tom buddy of Tibetan prayer flags.

I haven't seen anything this cool since the 85-lb snare made from a section of cast iron pipe. Great drum porn.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:42 PM
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Story time!!!

At the end of the export days {early last year} ,I was looking for a new kit to start the process and going through all the brands and prices and details I couldnt find what I really wanted that was a good step up and satisfied my hippie santa cruz desires of buying local {Craviotto's a mile or two away from the farm I work on but thats just silly}. I came across a snare made by todd plummer in Morgan hill {he made the wine barrel bass drum thats come up here a few times} and it was beautiful. Big ol' stave walnut from a local woodworker.... lovely! cost a lot {I think 500 or so} but I felt getting the craftsmanship was worth it {very aggressive snare, top and bottom 60 degree edges with a minimal round over to a knife cut}. I loved the snare so much I got in touch with todd and went over to his workshop and talked drums for a few hours and was about to go for a walnut kit, but he expressed a interest in experimenting with the wood harvested from wine barrels, thinking it would be a great mix of using waste to make art, and I agree! I'm in a bit of a transition in my playing, swinging more and more and rocking a bit less, so i stepped the sizes down a tick from the export, but the 20" bass is no slouch. anyhoo, the edges on the kit are single 45's to a progessivley rounder back cut the larger the drums get, I forgot the thickness of them at the moment but will post them soon. I really wanted to keep the wood grain showing so no laquer, and the interiors of the staves still show a bit of burn from the flaming of the barrels {really cool}. The exterior was hand-hewn and unsanded for a rough texture {i didnt want to cry if I nicked a perfectly smooth surface, its going to happen} A potential bonus of using old wood is it contains a lower degree of moisture in the wood {a couple percent less water content}. yep, thats ma kit! By the way, if you need a bass drum with power, the wine barrel bass he moves stuff on shelves, its nuts! basically a 24x24 ballooning to 26" in the middle.... crap. I want one. Next up.... the metal snare... months of research and no definate frontrunner yet....
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:00 AM
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Welcome!

Great story behind the kit! I'm sure I'm not the only one who'll be curious to hear some samples if you've got anything recorded...
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:58 AM
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Probably one of the best-looking sets I've ever seen! Love it and love the storry ;)

Using waste to make art? What a great way to go! :D
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An incredible kit and interesting story for sure! I would love to hear some recordings of it also and see some better pictures, especially of the flaming inside of the drums.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:48 PM
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7x14 walnut snare, dunnett throw, 30-strand puresounds. I'm experimenting a ton with different heads, so far Remo controlled sound is my go to, but Aquarian modern vintage sounds sooooo good, damn things just dont last!



Interior of bass, 14 1/2x 20, its the longest we could get the staves from the barrrels without tapering the ends, some flaming shows through. Its neat- the interior of the shells pre-finishng still smelt of wine...



close-up of badge and texture from the 8 1/2 x 12, I've kept this on a snare stand for now, not sure if im going to move up to a rims mount or not... there is definatly a boost in sustain with those, but hey, Bonham had his on a stand, no one complains about the way his drums sound! {On a preachy note, I'm all for virgin bass drums, I have one, but Gadd has a drilled bass}

The floor tom is 14 1/2 x 16, just to keep some rock in the set.

{coincidentaly the same sizes as Dave King plays sometimes, whom Todd also made a kit for... }
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:25 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Your kit is absolutely beautiful!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:37 AM
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7x14 walnut snare, dunnett throw, 30-strand puresounds. I'm experimenting a ton with different heads, so far Remo controlled sound is my go to, but Aquarian modern vintage sounds sooooo good, damn things just dont last!



Interior of bass, 14 1/2x 20, its the longest we could get the staves from the barrrels without tapering the ends, some flaming shows through. Its neat- the interior of the shells pre-finishng still smelt of wine...



close-up of badge and texture from the 8 1/2 x 12, I've kept this on a snare stand for now, not sure if im going to move up to a rims mount or not... there is definatly a boost in sustain with those, but hey, Bonham had his on a stand, no one complains about the way his drums sound! {On a preachy note, I'm all for virgin bass drums, I have one, but Gadd has a drilled bass}

The floor tom is 14 1/2 x 16, just to keep some rock in the set.

{coincidentaly the same sizes as Dave King plays sometimes, whom Todd also made a kit for... }
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Just what I was looking for. Great photos. At first I thought they were made of actual barrels but it looks like the maker took apart the barrels, shaped the wood and created new drums.

Because of the age and wear of the wood and the minimal finishing, they look at once primitive and refined. The probably sound like that too. Truly one-of-a-kind drums.

I have my 12 by 12 rack tom on a snare stand and it sounds great. Everyone puts their snare in a snare stand and it doesn't seem to hurt the sound!
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:45 AM
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Just beautiful! I'd love to hear it.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:49 PM
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Verry nice. Remind me of Fidock drums from Australia, if you haven't seen or heard them, seek them out.
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