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Old 03-31-2014, 10:29 PM
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Hey.. i am planning to buy keller maple shells.. I want to make it look along the lines of this http://content.bandzoogle.com/users/...ue-Kit-600.jpg

Gloss?, Primer, Stain... help
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That's a natural with lacquer. That means no stain. The shells you order should be "finish grade" so a light sanding with a very very fine sand paper and finish. At this point you can finish it yourself or have it done by a pro. Spray on poly some ultra fine metal sand paper and steel wool are all you'll need. It sounds like this is your first DIY, I recommend finding a how to video on youtube and if you have a cheap old drum, practice on that. I've done this once, a strip and re-stain on a Keller shell to match my DW. It came out perfect. Your project is a little more ambitious, but definitely something you can do.
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Ok thanks... I have gotten a lot of input on other sites too... some have said it is impossible and some have said it is easy... I will have to practice on a cheap drum
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:01 AM
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If you wanted to stain it there are lots available at any hardware store. For color stains RIT dye works great (i mixed purple and black to match my kit). There videos on YouTube that show how to do fades and bursts. And of course you could still have the finish done at an auto body shop. That would be the best.lacquer finish. Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:12 AM
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How much would that be cost wise.. just an estimate
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:47 PM
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I don't know. ]'m refinishing my DWs this year. The strip and color i'll do myself (purple to natural burst) but I'm having the finish done for me. I was going to price it before I start stripping. I can't imagine it being more than $200 to clear coat four or five drums.
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I am also looking at having work done. I have a 20*18 kick and a possible 12*9 mapex saturn rack tom in different finishes. Want to have the kick cut to 14depth and the rack to 8depth. Then I need a 14 floor tom and I will wrap it. Will be cheaper than to buy a kit in those sizes.
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Anyone have any experience applying a wood veneer to drums? I bought a Percussion Plus kit at a yardsale a while back for $40, and I was gonna stain them, but I don't feel like putting in that much work. I've already taken the wraps off and sanded them smooth. I figured spending $150 for a nice looking veneer wrap, and then clear coating over it would look a lot better than trying to stain the not so good looking outer ply.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:32 AM
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Hey dudes. I currently own the world's ugliest snare, and it sounds amazing, so I'd like to refinish it. If I want to keep all the black hardware and just refinish the actual shell (it's steel), what's the easiest way to go about that? A wrap? Paint?
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Or you could use a paint-strip gel and remove the black paint. I did much the same to heavily scratched up ultra cast and it now looks great. Strip the hardware off, and take your time also make sure you strip the paint in a well ventilated (garage or outside shed) area.
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Go to www.bumwrapdrumco.com and take a look.
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So I've decided for my next kit I'm gonna build the set I want. So the setup I want to run is a 26x16 kick, 16x14 rack tom, and 18x16 floor tom with accompanying 14x8 snare. Since I don't have alot of funds to do this I'm thinking of going with Gretsch Club Mod / Rock shells as they have come in all the sizes I want plus they are usually rather cost effective. The up side is I like mahogany shells as they usually have more low end than maple or birch, and the rounded bearing edges give me a nice thud which I like as I play very slow very heavy music. I'd really like to get ones with the wraps instead of the laquers since I want to stain the shells a dark walnut, use the black gretsch hardware (of which I all ready have enough for a kick and floor tom), and top them off with Maple wood hoops. Maybe skin them with Pinstripe batters and Emperor reso's. So.....

Am I nuts?? hahaha

I'm looking for a really deep and thunderous kit with a good aesthetic, am I way off base?
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So I've decided for my next kit I'm gonna build the set I want. Am I nuts?? hahaha

I'm looking for a really deep and thunderous kit with a good aesthetic, am I way off base?

Oh boy, this sounds like fun ! No, you are not nuts.
The only tricky part is ending up with a set of toms that sound good together.

I want to do the same thing. If you do this, please post your progress on a thread.

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Old 12-31-2014, 08:30 PM
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Oh boy, this sounds like fun ! No, you are not nuts.
The only tricky part is ending up with a set of toms that sound good together.

I want to do the same thing. If you do this, please post your progress on a thread.

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hahaha sweet that's reassuring!!!! and yeah it is fun, I had refinished an old club mod kit before and had a blast doing so I figured why not again?

Well i've done a lil research and the 16x14 I originally wanted to go with has offset lugs while the 26 and 18 do not. So I'm probably just going to try and find a club rock kit as a whole (and use its 16x16 tom instead) and another loose club mod floor tom for all the black hardware. So if I get the kit the toms and kick should sound just fine together.

I most definitely will!!! I'll post plenty of pics along the way. I'm just curious as to people's thoughts using 2 ply heads on top and bottom of a mahogany shell with maple wood hoops. I'm hoping its a recipe for tons of wet low end thud.
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So I finally get the courage to shorten my 17 in deep bass drum to 14in only to realize after removing all the hardware (lugs, tension rods and spurs) that it didn't clear all the pre-drilled holes. It wouldn't have been a problem if I was going to re-wrap it but this is a like-new drum set and I wanted to keep the original tight-warp on it. Oh just thought I'd share this with anyone who might consider doing this.
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I thought I already posted here the other day but, I don't see it. Anyway, as I mentioned in that lost post I didn't know this thread existed here. Just never noticed it. Great thread. Really cool ideas and kudos to those making old stuff better.

Rather than post a bunch of pics with explanations I decided to just make a vid of DIY and mod ideas and post it at YT.

I hope some prove useful.

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Here's a snare I did a while back using contact paper:
http://compactdrums.com/diy-snare-drum-refinish/

DIY Sparkle finish snare currently in progress:
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:09 PM
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How stupid would it be to reduce the depth of my Ludwig Keystone Bass drum from 17 to 12in. to make it a 22X12 BD? My original thought was to make it 14 in but it wouldn't have cleared most of the pre-drilled holes. Shortening it down to 12 would get it done but how will it sound? If it's worth anything note that this will be made by a pro. Thanks for your input.
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How stupid would it be to reduce the depth of my Ludwig Keystone Bass drum from 17 to 12in. to make it a 22X12 BD? My original thought was to make it 14 in but it wouldn't have cleared most of the pre-drilled holes. Shortening it down to 12 would get it done but how will it sound? If it's worth anything note that this will be made by a pro. Thanks for your input.
Andy has a thread called shallow drums, low rock tuning where the bass drum is a 22 x 12. Listen with headphones.

Here ya go!

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Andy has a thread called shallow drums, low rock tuning where the bass drum is a 22 x 12. Listen with headphones.

Here ya go!

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...d.php?t=125687
Thanks Larry, I will listen and go to that thread.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:46 AM
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I wanted a softer beater. I have been using a large felt beater but it still felt and sounded a bit hard at times so I took my Taye Metalworks beater and glued a cymbal felt to the wooden side I never use. time will tell how long it lasts, but it will be cheap to replace.
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I have a question.
I'm converting an old Pearl Fiberglass Wood 16" floor tom to a small bass drum. I'm thinking about buying wooden bass drum hoops and since those are thicker than regular steel hoops; do I need to buy higher lugs?
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I'm converting an old Pearl Fiberglass Wood 16" floor tom to a small bass drum. I'm thinking about buying wooden bass drum hoops and since those are thicker than regular steel hoops; do I need to buy higher lugs?
You will need to fabricate some spacers, yes. Depending on what material you choose, your experience in tooling that material, and your shop situation, fabricating these could be fun, or could be a nightmare.

Here's an excellent tutorial on getting the layout for your material.

Material choice is tricky. You want something that won't compress like the foam used in the tutorial. You want something that's relatively easy to machine, and which will present a reasonably attractive result.

McMaster-Carr has a wide selection. I've used nylon and ABS before. You can machine it with simple tools and patience. You'll need to experiment with thickness before you arrive at the appropriate thickness of material for your situation.
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This summer, I had started to refinish an old Stewart kit, but I did no research, planning or anything else I should have. The shells were incredibly dry and I just started slapping on coloured stain without properly priming or sanding them. Obviously, the shells drank up the stain and came out way too dark for my liking, and now I have a complete mess of a kit (or a more in depth future project, if that's your mindset). Live and learn.

Undaunted, I decided to refinish a Taye ProX 3 piece (13,16,24) in emerald green. It was originally wrapped in a very heavy blue wrap that had started to loosen from the bass drum, and the original plan had been to re-finish the Stewart kit as practice for the Taye. I figured I could learn from my many mistakes and do a better job the second time around.

And for some insane reason, I decided to add sparkles. Because I didn't know any better.

This is the before, during and after.
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Right nice job, I'd say. How'd you get the sparkles to stick? What kind of top coat did you apply?

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Right nice job, I'd say. How'd you get the sparkles to stick? What kind of top coat did you apply?

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Thanks! I used Krylon spray glitter, Minwax coloured wood stain and Minwax polyurethane for the top coat. I'm experimenting now on other ways to apply glitter, but without the proper equipment, this is the best I've found.
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Bought these Puresound Pro snares a few years ago and was never really happy with how they sat on the head with the clip that was supplied. Sometimes straight, sometime not. Easy to change heads but just not happy with how they sounded. I cut two pieces of aluminum rod, and put them through the hems on the ends. They now are straight, sit flat and sound much better. And they still come off easy to change heads. With the snares tensioned, they will not fall out.
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Bought these Puresound Pro snares a few years ago and was never really happy with how they sat on the head with the clip that was supplied. Sometimes straight, sometime not. Easy to change heads but just not happy with how they sounded. I cut two pieces of aluminum rod, and put them through the hems on the ends. They now are straight, sit flat and sound much better. And they still come of easy to change heads. With the snares tensioned, they will not fall out.

excellent idea!
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Bought these Puresound Pro snares a few years ago and was never really happy with how they sat on the head with the clip that was supplied. Sometimes straight, sometime not. Easy to change heads but just not happy with how they sounded. I cut two pieces of aluminum rod, and put them through the hems on the ends. They now are straight, sit flat and sound much better. And they still come of easy to change heads. With the snares tensioned, they will not fall out.
I like that...............thought of doing something similar because the clips can be a PITA
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I posted the final results in the Your Playing section. But for here is the explanation and procedures. I was talking to a rep from GMS drums at a Drum Clinic and we got to talking about the LP Octo-Cajon. He said he played one in a few acoustic gigs and that got me to thinking I may be able to build one. I was able to obtain a 4 x 14 , 10 ply maple drum shell. I already had some 3mm Luaun sheets that I could use for the top and bottom panels. I traced the shell onto the sheets for size and cut them with a jig saw. Close enough to being round that I could sand down the difference. I used Gorilla Glue wood clue to mount the panels to the shell and used a set of Active snares, and glued and screwed them to the one panel. Lots of sanding to get the shell and panels ready for clear coating. Clear coating coming soon. Attached are some photos of the process. Any questions, please ask.
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Back to drum mods.

So I took apart my Thor set, cut off 4in from each rack tom, sanded the ends flat, and cut new bearing edges, just a 45deg angle on each side leaving a bit of flat in the middle. Then I filled in any imperfections and unused holes with putty, sanded them, and used Rustoleum 2X gloss paint with primer, and finished up with a few coats of high gloss clear coat. I sandblasted all the hardware and again used that 2x gloss paint for that.

And all that was fine, because they're cheap and it'd be hard to actually "ruin" them. ;-)

But now I'm considering getting a new 8x10dia shell and adding that to my kit. And I'm a little concerned with just using spray paint on a nice new shell. Is there anything inherently wrong with what I did? Whatever I do, I'd keep red and black, but a slight difference won't matter to me. I kind of plan on gradually replacing the other toms as well over the next few years, depending on finances and all that. And I'd obviously buy new black hardware.

The whole new drum would cost me around $200 (shell, lugs, heads, iso mount, etc).

I suppose my other option would be to buy used drums on ebay and refinish those, but then I'm taking my chances on getting matched brands and series over time.

So, after all that rambling....will I be ok with just spray painting a new shell?

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Back to drum mods.

So I took apart my Thor set, cut off 4in from each rack tom, sanded the ends flat, and cut new bearing edges, just a 45deg angle on each side leaving a bit of flat in the middle. Then I filled in any imperfections and unused holes with putty, sanded them, and used Rustoleum 2X gloss paint with primer, and finished up with a few coats of high gloss clear coat. I sandblasted all the hardware and again used that 2x gloss paint for that.

And all that was fine, because they're cheap and it'd be hard to actually "ruin" them. ;-)

But now I'm considering getting a new 8x10dia shell and adding that to my kit. And I'm a little concerned with just using spray paint on a nice new shell. Is there anything inherently wrong with what I did? Whatever I do, I'd keep red and black, but a slight difference won't matter to me. I kind of plan on gradually replacing the other toms as well over the next few years, depending on finances and all that. And I'd obviously buy new black hardware.

The whole new drum would cost me around $200 (shell, lugs, heads, iso mount, etc).

I suppose my other option would be to buy used drums on ebay and refinish those, but then I'm taking my chances on getting matched brands and series over time.

So, after all that rambling....will I be ok with just spray painting a new shell?

Thanks,
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Looks great man! I had a set of Thor's and used them as guinea pigs for my experiments as well (since like you said, there's no "ruining them").

I sanded my hardware with a 200 grit paper & painted them flat black like this as well. The shells took to primer & the paint was easy. Thor's may not be the best kit out there, but after the mods, people loved the look. Never once questioned the brand or quality.

Sold them and bought other "crap kits" to try out other ideas. Turned myself into a Dr. Frankendrums as I'd look for ways to think outside the box for what looked and sounded good.

If the rest of the kit looks like this drum, you're well on your way to being a Doctor too. Keep it up!
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Thanks Commander Ross.

Here's the finished set.

My biggest problem with the Thors is the hardware is just so frakking cheap. Several of the lugs have split. The 13-inch still has a broken one, and the floor tom is missing a few on the resonant head. Oh well.

My thoughts are to replace each drum over the next few years: Buy a shell, stain, all new hardware, isolation mounts, etc.

Fun lesson:
1. Sand bearing edge of drum flat.
2. THEN cut the other end off.
3. When trimming the shell, set the fence on the table saw so that it is against the flat bearing edge.

On one of the drums the two bearing edges are probably 20deg out of parallel. Oops.

And honestly, I think the Thors sound a lot better having been cut down.

Maybe I'll eventually sell it for $50. Or $20. Or gas money. :)
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Had my buddy do a quick refurb on my 76 supraphonic.

We could get it quite back to a chromed mirrored finish so we opted for the black beauty appeal.

All new parts (lugs, rods, throw, etc.) and new heads. The only thing original on this is the shell.

Can't wait to play it.
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Or you could use a paint-strip gel and remove the black paint. I did much the same to heavily scratched up ultra cast and it now looks great. Strip the hardware off, and take your time also make sure you strip the paint in a well ventilated (garage or outside shed) area.
What color did you do the Ultracast? I've always been interested in the Pearl cast snares, but they sure do look dull.
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We make a very cool bass drum adapter we call the LowDown

Its amazing to use. as it makes drumming more comfortable for some people by its innovative quality design plus the enhanced sound performance with a great punch is awesome and when mic'd well forget about it!

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