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Old 10-04-2007, 01:30 AM
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Can anyone suggest any?

See, I got the samples from JamminSam... those I like, I don't want to drop $400 into rewrapping my kit. (Its a 4 piece Pearl Export I got from a friend for $50 [snare drum was not included]). The selection of the solid colors on JamminSam's I don't like. I don't want black or white.

I just got the drum wrap samples from DrumMaker and I kinda like the green and like the red and the blue metallic a little, but they seem mighty thin compared to the JamminSam wraps.

I sure as hell know I will not get anything from RockenWraps.... $$$

The outer wood looks crappy enough that that shoots staining them right in the butt.

So.... is there anything else someone could suggest?

I could easily entertain the idea of painting them.

I guess what I told my wife is true about myself "I can be a picky little b_ _ ch"
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:10 AM
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How about covering them in bumper stickers?
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:34 AM
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How about covering them in bumper stickers?
Ummm..... no.

(Not sure if you are being serious or not....)
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:34 AM
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Try contact (that adhesive book covering stuff), Gaff tape, skateboard grip tape, furry material, rubber underlay, or as you said, just paint them.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:24 AM
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Well, you said it yourself, you have a $50 kit that you do not want to stick any money into..

So................ Elbow grease is free. Peel, (carefully), the current wrap off and sand the shells. Then stain and lacquer them. You may end up with a decent looking kit and the experience you gain might help you out down the road.. Also you would be able to have some pride in the kit...

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Old 10-04-2007, 11:28 AM
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. Also you would be able to have some pride in the kit...
This is such an minor point, and yet it holds huge significance, IMO. Every time you sit down on your drum stool, practicing, or performing,you've got to love your kit. no matter what kind of music you play.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:56 PM
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Well, you said it yourself, you have a $50 kit that you do not want to stick any money into..

So................ Elbow grease is free. Peel, (carefully), the current wrap off and sand the shells. Then stain and lacquer them. You may end up with a decent looking kit and the experience you gain might help you out down the road.. Also you would be able to have some pride in the kit...

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If this kit was bought from someone on Craigslist, it would probably be a $200 kit. I got lucky because it was a friend who just wanted to get rid of it.

The outer wood grain does look a little like refried $hit, so the staining is out. That option was on the table until I got the wrap off of the first drum.

Believe me, I will be able to take pride in these drums once I am done. Right now, this is my restarter kit.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:06 PM
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I have no clue about costs, but I know you can buy wood veneer, thin sheets of wood that could be glued on like a wrap and then stained to the shade of your choosing.

Edit...http://www.joewoodworker.com/catalog...t.php?cPath=51

http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/

http://www.certainlywood.com/ This site has a price list showing cost by the running foot starting at about $1.50. Thats probably cheaper than typical wrap material. You can also get one long piece at least 18 inchs wide by the total length of your snare and tom measure ments/bass drum...and the grain will be a perfect match for all drums.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:45 PM
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How about newspaper?

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Old 10-04-2007, 03:39 PM
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...If there is a sign shop nearby you could look into graphics vinyl.

That is essentially really wide electricians tape, pretty thin, but serviceable. I have used it in the past and it has worked well for me. I would buy mine from an AutoGraphics shop that did signs, and vehicle graphics.

Another thing that you might want to consider is something called sparkleen. I think that you can find it at a theatre supply shop if there is one near where you live. I think that this stuff is used for backdrop and set design. I have never used it but I know people who have. It is also fairly thin, but if you do not plan on abusing your drums too badly, it may suit your purpose.

Whatever you decide, keep us posted.

good luck and good drumming.

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Old 10-04-2007, 04:19 PM
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look at Precision Drum Company they have about anything you need for drums if I were you I'd cover them you could have a cool looking kit and be durable at the same time if you only have $50 in the kit another $150 would be worth it.You gotta want to do it through.

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Old 10-04-2007, 08:19 PM
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look at Precision Drum Company they have about anything you need for drums if I were you I'd cover them you could have a cool looking kit and be durable at the same time if you only have $50 in the kit another $150 would be worth it.You gotta want to do it through.

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I want a blue, a red or a green.... Precision Drum Company's selection just doesn't do it for me.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:30 PM
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I want a blue, a red or a green.... Precision Drum Company's selection just doesn't do it for me.
hears one thing to consider if you had white and put lights on them what ever color light hits them that's what color they will be red lights red drums ,blue lights blue drums,etc. just looking for a cheap way out.

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Old 10-04-2007, 09:38 PM
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I don't see any reason you couldn't paint them. You'll get better results if you have access to a spray setup, and as long as you're happy with a solid color, you can have any color you want...
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:43 PM
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take the wrap thats on there now and spray paint them...therefore you don't ruin your drums

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Old 10-05-2007, 01:04 AM
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That's awesome! Although, I'm more of a Wall Street Journal person.

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:37 AM
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take the wrap thats on there now and spray paint them...therefore you don't ruin your drums

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Too late on one of the toms.

That drum is in fine shape btw.

After successfully removing the wrap on that one, I am pretty confident how good I will do on the others.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:41 PM
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Too late on one of the toms.

That drum is in fine shape btw.

After successfully removing the wrap on that one, I am pretty confident how good I will do on the others.
If I understand correctly, you removed the plastic wrap off of this tom and, (I assume), it pulled away some of the wood from the shell as well?

If so, and you have decided to repaint them, get some filler that will adhere to the existing shell and fill the voids, then re-sand that shell and repaint.

There are some industrial strength fillers out on the market.

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Old 10-05-2007, 01:50 PM
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If I understand correctly, you removed the plastic wrap off of this tom and, (I assume), it pulled away some of the wood from the shell as well?

If so, and you have decided to repaint them, get some filler that will adhere to the existing shell and fill the voids, then re-sand that shell and repaint.

There are some industrial strength fillers out on the market.

Good luck!
Actually, your assumption is correct... to an extent.

There is a small 1/8 of an inch wide, 2 inch long splintering of the outer wood.

See, with that happening I now know where I had went wrong and am confident that the next drum will have no splintering like that.

I want to see how this one turns out first before I dive into the rest.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:31 AM
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Use a heat gun to melt the affixing glue, there will then be no splintering.

I've used a number of things to cover drums, wood veneer, faux fur, vinyl, material, all are cheap and easily attainable.

Go to a fabrics shop and find something that suits what you are after, maximum 50 dollar spend and you can cover the whole kit.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:02 AM
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Can anyone suggest any?

See, I got the samples from JamminSam... those I like, I don't want to drop $400 into rewrapping my kit. (Its a 4 piece Pearl Export I got from a friend for $50 [snare drum was not included]). The selection of the solid colors on JamminSam's I don't like. I don't want black or white.

I just got the drum wrap samples from DrumMaker and I kinda like the green and like the red and the blue metallic a little, but they seem mighty thin compared to the JamminSam wraps.

I sure as hell know I will not get anything from RockenWraps.... $$$

The outer wood looks crappy enough that that shoots staining them right in the butt.

So.... is there anything else someone could suggest?

I could easily entertain the idea of painting them.

I guess what I told my wife is true about myself "I can be a picky little b_ _ ch"
yes there is something you can do you can go to your local fabric store and find that there are a world of killer colors and desighns youll be over whelmed i do this alot to change up my look i just cant express this technique enough for the drummer who wants a new look but cant afford new drums also you can change a 7pc set for 50 bucks depending on your selection ... good luck and please let me know how iit went if you need some advice id be happy to help you in any way to tget you started and enjoy your ever changing look.....................pix
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:00 AM
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what Baz said is a great idea: there are some amazing vinyl graphics out there. you can get them at sign shops, amongst other sources.

you can also get solid colours too!

probably won't be super cheap, though.

as long as you are careful and precise with your assembly, there's very little to be left to the imagination.
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HI! I see that I've come VERY LATE to the discussion, but I'm looking for tips on rewrapping drums in fabric...sounds VERY cool!! I'd like to wrap my marching drums in a Scottish tartan. Any tips or pointers?
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:53 PM
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i am going to try paint, maybe glitter and clear coat over it, cost is minimal, work is not.
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JUST THIS WEEK, I stripped down an old DDRUM set to find the wood unstainable and painting wasn't hiding all of the blemishes. SO, I put on another coat of Rust Oleum flat black paint and after it set about 2 hours it was very sticky but not so bad that I got paint all over myself when I touched it....I went to Walmart and for about $15 bought tons of gold and silver sparkle glitter and just went jackie chan all over the drums with it, Now the shells are 100% covered in gold glitter with silver hi lites. Then after it set for 24 hours I put 5 coats of Clear gloss polyurethane on it.

Looks sharp, Pics hopefully next week.,.....But they have gold, silver, purple, green, etc etc
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I'm not looking for a drum wrap alternatve, I can't find the color wrap I want! Has anyone seen a solid silver or gun metal type wrap...no sparkles or glitters, just solid.
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I'm not looking for a drum wrap alternatve, I can't find the color wrap I want! Has anyone seen a solid silver or gun metal type wrap...no sparkles or glitters, just solid.
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So, drumsword, any pics of that glitter job?
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So, drumsword, any pics of that glitter job?
i believe he had posted some pics a while back...

i did basically the same thing as this guy with a tama swingstar kit.
the guy who owns them doesnt care so we got furniture wax and threw a few coats on.
they look pretty good. clear coat but it isnt too shiny.

id like to cover them in fur honestly.
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So, drumsword, any pics of that glitter job?
He's done two kits in the glitter... the original:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=42908

and the second one:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=44202

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I used to use kitchen shelving paper to cover old drums. They make a stainless steel finish which looks pretty cool or a marble finish. I wrapped my kick drum in scooby doo wrapping paper. Really you can do anything. Go to your local morgue and and ask them to donate some old scrotum sacks, just enough to cover a small tom at least. I'll betcha no one's done that! You'll be the coolest dude on the block.
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How about this?



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I AM Mr. Cheap,,mine are done with Contact paper. The trick is to then put a coat of clear polyurethane over the wrap when you are done. 15-20 dollar investment, left the old wrap on. The contact paper actually protects the original wrap in case you would ever like to sell the kit.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:37 PM
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Jim, that pic is amazing. There is just something about it that screams... bad ass.
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my late 70's/early 80's Tama Swingstar - Purple Fur. I did my whole kit with this fur, but I dont have many pictures, yet.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this stuff. It couldn't be easier and 60 bucks does the WHOLE kit!!

Re-Wrap your drums in CHROME over the old wrap!

If it was an EXPENSIVE kit I might not, but a used Pearl Export, that's a PERFECT candidate.
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a couple months ago i got my drum set wrapped in flat black vinyl...real smart investment
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I just did a vinyl graphics rewrap. The results are less than stellar. Problem is if their are any flaws in your original wrap, they are magnified. I imagine if I had used a really shiny kind it would have been worse. I only had one drum to do, and my goal was just to make it black, so I guess mission accomplished. I am using it as a timbale so I covered up the bottom lug holes.
My inspectors were pointing out the flaws in the first pic.
I could have spent a lot of time preparing to make the end results better, but its a cheap drum and not worth it.
The second pic doesn't really show the flaws very well, I must have picked a good spot, lol.
BTW, I only spent 8 bucks so I'm not too sick about it.
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I dig that NY Times snare. Of course you could theme it with whatever floats your boat.



I would think old concert posters or gig fliers would look cool. You know how telephone poles on busy street corners can look when smattered with years of gig flyers? Or Dead tour posters if you're into that.

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I am interested in knowing the brand of your snare in the picture (if it is yours), I like the design.
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