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Old 11-29-2011, 03:32 AM
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Belongs to a drummer named MrSaw BladeHead from the band Arise to Burn and its on display here in Clearwater at Sam Ash. A real neat piece , but I wouldn't want to be the drum tech that has to break it down every night !
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That is wild Gary, What is it made from?
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Harry Potter and the Drum Tree.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:45 AM
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That is wild Gary, What is it made from?
1300' of steel! He built it himself.
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Harry Potter and the Drum Tree.
Yeah you know that was the first thing out of Jennifers mouth !
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That has to weigh more than I am willing to guess.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:52 AM
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That has to weigh more than I am willing to guess.
His real name is Shawn Lowery. He lives here in the Tampa area , so luckily for him he didn't have to travel far to display it. You would need a few drum techs to travel with you just to take care of the rack!
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:55 AM
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That's gotta be the mother of all racks.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:03 AM
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put some smoke machines under it and some red spotlights shining up ... it'd be the ultimate drum riser for a black metal band ... drums rising up from hell lol
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:04 AM
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although it looks like if you were to shift your weight too far in one direction it would tip over
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:41 AM
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Does this rack even break down?

It looks like it would be easier to load it on to an 18 wheeler in one piece.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:08 AM
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Ooooh.... Aaaaa...

That's a work of art there. I can't imagine how many hours he must have invested into this behemoth. I admire metal sculptures so much, probably because I'm just baffled at how people take raw metal and turn it into these amazing pieces.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:08 AM
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Very Cool.... More pics please...
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:24 AM
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That pic just broke my internet.


No really, I was just joking. Errr TS can you feed us more pics?

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Wow, just wow! What a show piece. I can't imagine getting it through the load door of most indoor gigs we do, but who cares!
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:48 PM
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Harry Potter and the Drum Tree.
Ha ha! Don't get too close; it's got a nasty temper!
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That is devotion to the show. Just a simple riser adds a bit of work to the set up tear down. Everytime i contemplate using a riser, I think of the multi floor load in's and the desire quickly evaporates, but damn that looks cool.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:57 PM
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That is pretty wild. I don't think that would fit in most of the bars I play at!
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WOW!!!!!

I'm a big fan of drum racks, This thing is amazing!

If ya do have more pics that would be cool.
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How do you get up into the thing to play the kit?? Is it like climbing a tree?
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:11 PM
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I wish I had all the answers for you guys and gals, but unforunately there was no one to talk to about it.

I wish I had a camera with me but all I had was the phone camera so I know that these are not the clearest pictures.

I left these pics full size so you can maybe get a better idea of the detail in this rack. Even the mic stands are incorperated into the structure.

edit- I've left a note for Shawn to come on here and answer any questions you all may have ..
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:49 PM
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Wow. Amazing.

Yea, I was wondering about how you get up into it too... Step-ladder I guess. I also wonder how stable it is, looks like it would wobble like crazy.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:53 PM
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That's incredible. Real craftsmanship there.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:13 PM
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I am MR SAWBLADEHEAD's girlfriend. He will be at Sam Ash today at 1pm and throughout the week. Make sure you stop by and check it out and register for the raffle he has just set up today. Drawing will be by Mr Sawbladehead at Sam Ash on Saturday@3pm. You can register to win a $500.00 voucher for your own custom mic stand or??? Mr. Sawbladehead created this piece from solid steel, all hand formed and welded in Tampa Bay. Powder coated by Brothers.It breaks down with a screw gun and sets up in about 20 minutes. He is going to join you guys soon to discuss. Stay tuned...AND, He has several videos up on youtube for Mr Sawbladehead, cause he IS a drummer first. So check him out, like Mr Sawbladehead on Facebook, etc. Peace.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:19 PM
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fyi-It breaks into very movable pieces, sets up in 20 minutes, has a stair built into the back to get you onto it, is solid and will NOT tip over no matter where you are on it (there have been up to 6 people posing on it at a time), and Mr Sawbladehead plays smaller venues with just the cage portion. And, it will kick Harry Potters ASS!!!!

This is a really cool forum and I am really proud of all of my man's hard work. Thank you for the love, peoples!
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:51 PM
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fyi-It breaks into very movable pieces, sets up in 20 minutes, has a stair built into the back to get you onto it, is solid and will NOT tip over no matter where you are on it (there have been up to 6 people posing on it at a time), and Mr Sawbladehead plays smaller venues with just the cage portion. And, it will kick Harry Potters ASS!!!!

This is a really cool forum and I am really proud of all of my man's hard work. Thank you for the love, peoples!
He should go into the custom rack building business. I would be afraid to ask how much that would cost.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:30 PM
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Hello everyone.

Mr.Sawbladehead here. Sorry it took my awhile to respond,but my girl just informed me. As stated, it breaks down, loads in its own road cases which double as bad ass ego stage boxes, 1 man set up but 2 is easier and much quicker, roadies dream to set up, rock solid- and will not tip over, made from heavy to light weight steel where I hand sculpted every pc of this monster. Literally built the cage in my friends driveway and the riser in my backyard. Go to my Mr.Sawbladehead Facebook fan page for updates, photos and videos. Hit the like button please!

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for coming here and explaining things! I think everyone is still in awe of your beautiful sculpture that doubles as a drum rack, so I'm sure many more questions will come your way.

About how long did it take from idea to the actual finishing of the rack ?

Again thanks for stopping in, theres a great bunch of people here!


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Hello everyone.

Mr.Sawbladehead here. Sorry it took my awhile to respond,but my girl just informed me. As stated, it breaks down, loads in its own road cases which double as bad ass ego stage boxes, 1 man set up but 2 is easier and much quicker, roadies dream to set up, rock solid- and will not tip over, made from heavy to light weight steel where I hand sculpted every pc of this monster. Literally built the cage in my friends driveway and the riser in my backyard. Go to my Mr.Sawbladehead Facebook fan page for updates, photos and videos. Hit the like button please!

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That's really impressive work! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:06 AM
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fyi-It breaks into very movable pieces, sets up in 20 minutes, has a stair built into the back to get you onto it, is solid and will NOT tip over no matter where you are on it (there have been up to 6 people posing on it at a time), and Mr Sawbladehead plays smaller venues with just the cage portion. And, it will kick Harry Potters ASS!!!!

This is a really cool forum and I am really proud of all of my man's hard work. Thank you for the love, peoples!
Erm just a quick one. What do you mean by the cage portion? ??? (I'm totally lost here)
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Erm just a quick one. What do you mean by the cage portion? ??? (I'm totally lost here)
There is the cage, which is the part that holds the drums--like taking the place of drum stands---and then there is the riser, which is the "trunk" of this tree. when drummers set up they like stages with risers, so they can be elevated a bit behind the rest of the band.
Here it is as just the cage....if I can get the attachment to work here.....

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Hope this works...this is the cage only..my last try....
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:23 AM
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Very Cool... more close up pics!!!

Do you work with/at Falicon?
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Is there any flexibility in the mounts for toms and cymbals, in case you want to adjust the positioning?

I imagine you chose clear heads and shells so as not to detract from the design.
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That is totaly AWESOME! I love the way you've incorporated the mic's!
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Just checked out MR.SawBladeHeads facebook page.
He is definately a very talented welder/ metal fabricator,
Check out his page you won't be dissapointed
his band is pretty awesome too!
Sounds to me like a very heavy Alice in chains,...pretty cool!
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:55 AM
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I seem to have very bad luck when it comes to technology! I wrote my story about my sculpture from a thought into finished product, but it never appeared on the forum!! So, I'll answer a few questions from this forum.

I've never had any reason to make adjustments when I got my kit set up the way I like it! So, there are no adjustments on this. It is made to my specs just the same as when I design one for a client. Depending on the design, I could add that feature in.

i've never worked for or with Falicon. I know who they are though. I did build my 1st cage design before Tommy Aldridge, Falicon cages for Rod Morgenstein, Megadeth etc had come out to the mainstream. Not saying they copied my design, but you can decide for yourself.

Yeah, I love the incorporation of the mics into the cage. There's no way you could have it any other way. Even my drum throne is sculpted! Alot of great ideas and planning went into this and since I had to load it and unload it (sometimes w/out my tech) you design it for the road and how to make things easy to set up & tear down. So, my next tech will love me for it!

There is a back step ( sculpted branch actually that doubles as a stabilizing bar! ) The road cases are square steel tubing with expanded metal grating so when everything is empty - you flip it over for a KICK ASS EGO STAGE riser for the band !! Lights - monitors smoke all fits underneath! Its so bad ass!!

I have been receiving serious inquires regarding my work and I will start building my custom mic stand line this month. I have over 40 different designs,most of which can be mass produced and others are strictly hand sculpted.Stay tuned for that line in 2012!!

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