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Old 07-05-2010, 11:02 PM
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:45 PM
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:50 PM
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I used formica (furniture laminate) and has worked for me. Im not an expert drummer and I reckon it alters the sound a bit, but if it does I dont mind. This technique is quite difficult if youve never handled formica before. Im a furniture maker and I have the know how. Also, If the drums have a smaller diameter than 10", then you need a heat gun to help the laminate cover the drum. Other than that there are tons of designs and patterns to suit your taste even if you want it to look like a kitchen counter from the seventies.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:09 PM
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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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i did this with my first gigging kit in army camoflage, i basically cut the fabric to the correct depth of the drum to be covered and left alittle extra length on the diamiter,. then turned the fabic inside out and stitched the ends together with a sewing machine keeping a straight line then when folded back the right way the seam looks very neat.

if the fabric is slack fold inside out again and stitch a new seam next to the other to make it a nice snug fit around the drum

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Old 03-19-2011, 11:36 AM
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I've got a set of Blaemire's that were looking pretty ratty - that I didn't really want to wrap with glue, etc - so tried a black stretch fabric (some kind of spandex). Just had my wife help me stitch together slightly undersized tubes of fabric the right length - after removing the hardware - fit the tubes over the shells - then just snipped little holes where the lug screws needed to pass through. The lugs held the fabric in place - with the open ends of the tubes just laying up under the rims.

It actually worked really well - looks very good (lots of comments... and nobody ever guesses their fabric) - and though meant to be temporary, they been on for almost ten years now. And real cheap!!!!

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Check out www.spoonflower.com. I rewrapped my set for about $100. There are tens of thousands of fabrics that are suitable for wraps and you can upload your own image or design and have it applied to high quality fabric. See the thread "Tiki Cocktail Set" in the My Gear area.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:23 PM
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I've got a set of Blaemire's that were looking pretty ratty - that I didn't really want to wrap with glue, etc - so tried a black stretch fabric (some kind of spandex). Just had my wife help me stitch together slightly undersized tubes of fabric the right length - after removing the hardware - fit the tubes over the shells - then just snipped little holes where the lug screws needed to pass through. The lugs held the fabric in place - with the open ends of the tubes just laying up under the rims.

It actually worked really well - looks very good (lots of comments... and nobody ever guesses their fabric) - and though meant to be temporary, they been on for almost ten years now. And real cheap!!!!

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Blaemire's, eh? You know that Blaemire's shells have been growing in value, right? You might look into fixing that 'ratty' look on your Blaemires and start playing them O.G. style.

Check out drumsmith.com and look for Drumjinx. He is a Blaemire afficionado and would likely know just what to do to get your Blaemires back to new.
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I used this route on an old beater kit. Some of these guys have made some really nice looking kits for cheap.

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Blaemire's, eh? You know that Blaemire's shells have been growing in value, right? You might look into fixing that 'ratty' look on your Blaemires and start playing them O.G. style.

Check out drumsmith.com and look for Drumjinx. He is a Blaemire afficionado and would likely know just what to do to get your Blaemires back to new.

I've had two Blaemire kits since the mid-70's - played both of them "green" for a long time- before eventually wrapping both. It was the wrap on the pictured set that was pretty ratty - though of course the glue from the wrapping messed the finish up on both.

Yes, I know Jerry (drumjinx) and the amazing restorations he's been doing with these shells - and have thought for a while now how nice it would be to let him loose on these - maybe sometime in the future.

As for growing in value - as in resale value - doesn't really concern me that as it is highly unlikely that I would consider ever selling these.

The last couple of large drums I acquired in the mid-80's were very difficult to obtain - so overall these have been pretty rare for about 25 years - that fact that they are becoming a bit more coveted is the world finally catching on to how great they sound.

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I've had two Blaemire kits since the mid-70's - played both of them "green" for a long time- before eventually wrapping both. It was the wrap on the pictured set that was pretty ratty - though of course the glue from the wrapping messed the finish up on both.

Yes, I know Jerry (drumjinx) and the amazing restorations he's been doing with these shells - and have thought for a while now how nice it would be to let him loose on these - maybe sometime in the future.

As for growing in value - as in resale value - doesn't really concern me that as it is highly unlikely that I would consider ever selling these.

The last couple of large drums I acquired in the mid-80's were very difficult to obtain - so overall these have been pretty rare for about 25 years - that fact that they are becoming a bit more coveted is the world finally catching on to how great they sound.

David
Hey David,

I always thought that was pretty ingenious the way you covered your Blaemires.
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