DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussion forum for all drum related topics. Use this forum to exchange ideas and information with your fellow drummers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Tommy Two-Shoes's Avatar
Tommy Two-Shoes Tommy Two-Shoes is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 54
Default Other uses for drum gear/parts

I was going to post this in the Drum Gear forum, but then realised that I couldn't pinhole it into a specific category.

I had some stock heads that I wasn't using, and had a blank wall so...



Anyone else done anything arty/creative with anything drum-related that they're not using? Or found any other uses for them for that matter?
__________________
Twitter | Tumblr
Audioscribbler
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-05-2011, 06:15 PM
tml_fan_5@hotmail.com's Avatar
tml_fan_5@hotmail.com tml_fan_5@hotmail.com is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 125
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Hey that's a great idea man! I have a few heads I'm not using too. What did you do, just hang them on a nail or something?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-05-2011, 06:18 PM
Hellwyck
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

I was kinda expecting drum heads = car hubcaps / frisbees....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2011, 06:25 PM
DrumEatDrum's Avatar
DrumEatDrum DrumEatDrum is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,427
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Used drum heads are good to put under household plants, because they catch excess water, and prevent water leaking out and staining furniture, etc.

On my wedding day, we were set up outside, and a bit of wind picked up, and we were afraid our arch way was going to topple over in the wind. So I used several drum multiple clamps to weight it down. I just attached to the clamps to the bottom of the arch as if it were a cymbal arm.

Need something tall to hold a light when doing a photo/video shoot? A cymbal boom stand works great.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-05-2011, 06:31 PM
caddywumpus's Avatar
caddywumpus caddywumpus is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR USA
Posts: 5,785
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Drum gear is so versatile. I have extra stands around for use in the studio as baffle holders, extra mic stands (with clamps), etc. I've used the "cymbal stand as a light stand" idea before, too, when a construction project outside my house went into the evening.

I'm waiting to hear peoples' stories about decorating the garden with bass drum hoops, or using bass drum beaters to get that stubborn lid off the pickle jar...
__________________
I guess my nickname is "life" now.

My kit: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44195
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-05-2011, 06:39 PM
brady's Avatar
brady brady is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 2,649
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum View Post
Used drum heads are good to put under household plants, because they catch excess water, and prevent water leaking out and staining furniture, etc.

On my wedding day, we were set up outside, and a bit of wind picked up, and we were afraid our arch way was going to topple over in the wind. So I used several drum multiple clamps to weight it down. I just attached to the clamps to the bottom of the arch as if it were a cymbal arm.

Need something tall to hold a light when doing a photo/video shoot? A cymbal boom stand works great.
Along the lines of potted plants, I've heard you can use old drumsticks as stakes to help your plants grow straight.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-05-2011, 06:52 PM
LukeSnyder's Avatar
LukeSnyder LukeSnyder is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: York, PA
Posts: 1,154
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

I like using cheap drums with one head taken off as containers. I think a bass drum is going to become my new laundry basket. Didn't some guy build and sell coffee tables made from drums?
__________________
"Bermuda is a jerk"
Check out my drumming blog and my youtube channel!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-05-2011, 07:10 PM
mediocrefunkybeat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by caddywumpus View Post
Drum gear is so versatile. I have extra stands around for use in the studio as baffle holders, extra mic stands (with clamps), etc. I've used the "cymbal stand as a light stand" idea before, too, when a construction project outside my house went into the evening.

I'm waiting to hear peoples' stories about decorating the garden with bass drum hoops, or using bass drum beaters to get that stubborn lid off the pickle jar...
The real question is this.

Why don't those damn manufacturers make their mic stands more like drum stands?! I don't want to have to be either worrying that the AKG C414 pair I've just borrowed is going to drop on the floor because the boom won't stay upright, or alternatively have to use a choir stand that weighs about 30 pounds and stands a minimum of six feet high!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-05-2011, 07:24 PM
diegobxr's Avatar
diegobxr diegobxr is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Posts: 834
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Once I used a cymbal stand as a professional photo camera tripod/stand. It's super steady and it offers a million possibilities that a regular camera tripod doesn't.

The screw is the same on the stand and the camera (at least a Mapex stand and a Canon EOS Rebel camera).

Works like a charm to get perfect non-shaky pics. Or maybe if you wanna photograph yourself using the timer too. :)

Cheers.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-05-2011, 08:26 PM
caddywumpus's Avatar
caddywumpus caddywumpus is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR USA
Posts: 5,785
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat View Post
The real question is this.

Why don't those damn manufacturers make their mic stands more like drum stands?! I don't want to have to be either worrying that the AKG C414 pair I've just borrowed is going to drop on the floor because the boom won't stay upright, or alternatively have to use a choir stand that weighs about 30 pounds and stands a minimum of six feet high!
Yeah, right? I wish that there were more options out there as far as mic stands go...toothed tilters, disappearing booms, etc. When I use my cymbal stands as additional mic stands, I use a multi-clamp (clamps one pipe to another), and simply put the mic clip in the spot where the second pipe would be clamped into...don't need to worry about getting a section of pipe with threading on it or anything. Also, I'm tired of boom stands always drooping no matter how hard you tighten them. I'd like the stand to do the work it's intended for, rather than have to find inventive ways to position it so that it DOES work. okay, okay... [/rant]
__________________
I guess my nickname is "life" now.

My kit: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44195
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-05-2011, 08:34 PM
Naigewron's Avatar
Naigewron Naigewron is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 2,304
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by diegobxr View Post
Once I used a cymbal stand as a professional photo camera tripod/stand. It's super steady and it offers a million possibilities that a regular camera tripod doesn't.

The screw is the same on the stand and the camera (at least a Mapex stand and a Canon EOS Rebel camera).

Works like a charm to get perfect non-shaky pics. Or maybe if you wanna photograph yourself using the timer too. :)

Cheers.
I've done that too. I also used a snare stand once; just tightened the basket around the camera.


This guy used a Pearl rack to build a desk, complete with cymbal boom lights and tom arms monitor stands:
http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...ion-2-is-alive!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-05-2011, 09:12 PM
RSapeta92 RSapeta92 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

I had an old snare that was collecting dust when I got a new bedroom piece. It is a high standing, thin tv stand where the TV stands on top and there are shelves inside with glass doors. I put my xbox on one shelf, games on the other, school books on top, but I had one space left. Guess what went there? I refinished the snare and threw that bad boy in there. It looks great.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-05-2011, 10:33 PM
specgrade's Avatar
specgrade specgrade is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: At home.
Posts: 356
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

I used a couple of old Remo cymbal stands for the 10" speakers that came with my PA system. Works Great!
__________________
First Act Red 3-Piece
Plastic Heads
Brass Cymbal
Wood Sticks

Inspired By Phil Gould
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-05-2011, 10:35 PM
DrumEatDrum's Avatar
DrumEatDrum DrumEatDrum is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,427
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naigewron View Post

This guy used a Pearl rack to build a desk, complete with cymbal boom lights and tom arms monitor stands:
http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...ion-2-is-alive!
Wow, that is pretty cool.

I can't imagine having one, but it looks cool.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-05-2011, 11:19 PM
ddrumman2004 ddrumman2004 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Courtland MS
Posts: 323
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

I took a 14" cymbal I have had since high school,(Ludwig Stanople) and made it into a wall clock.
Got the clock kit at Walmart and it hangs on my music room wall.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-06-2011, 12:02 AM
Drumolator Drumolator is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: central Louisiana
Posts: 2,784
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

A mic stand with a boom is good for launching bottle rockets. Peace and goodwill.
__________________
Mark Wellman
Mapex Saturn (bass drum, toms, snare), MPX(snare); Sabian; Evans; La Backbeat
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-06-2011, 12:09 AM
Red Menace's Avatar
Red Menace Red Menace is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 2,809
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

My drum teacher uses a cymbal stand to hold clipboards with our practice material on it. It's a lot more adjustable than a music stand and sits out of the way.
__________________
Classy grip all day.

Mah Rogers
Snares
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-06-2011, 12:50 AM
topgun2021's Avatar
topgun2021 topgun2021 is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: , Minneapolis Area, Minnesota
Posts: 1,218
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

I have seen people make clocks out of cymbals. They put the mechanics inside the bell.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-06-2011, 02:23 AM
Tommy Two-Shoes's Avatar
Tommy Two-Shoes Tommy Two-Shoes is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 54
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by tml_fan_5@hotmail.com View Post
Hey that's a great idea man! I have a few heads I'm not using too. What did you do, just hang them on a nail or something?
There were hooks already on the wall, and luckily the inside rim of both heads is the ideal size to just sit nicely on them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naigewron
This guy used a Pearl rack to build a desk, complete with cymbal boom lights and tom arms monitor stands:
http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...ion-2-is-alive!
That's awesome! I want one!
__________________
Twitter | Tumblr
Audioscribbler
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-06-2011, 04:53 AM
bamdrummer's Avatar
bamdrummer bamdrummer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 247
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

currently my bass drum case is my coffee table in one room, some floor tom legs from my old no name walmart kit were used as ground anchors for a tent, and i was forced to use a cymbal stand as a pseudo-ice pick once, drums are for everything ;)
__________________
RLRRLRR LRLLRLL-behold, the paradiddle-a-diddle!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-06-2011, 07:10 AM
jjmason777's Avatar
jjmason777 jjmason777 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Morgantown, PA
Posts: 438
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

Here is a Paiste Rude 18" crash from 1981 that I shattered in less than 6 months. (Rude's are too brittle for me) So I made a clock out of it. So, it's had a 6 month life as a crash, and a 30 year life as a clock in my studio. At least I got my moneys worth out of it.
Attached Images
 
__________________
A bad day of drumming is better than a good day at work!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-06-2011, 11:33 AM
braincramp's Avatar
braincramp braincramp is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,423
Default Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

drumstick + plastic fork + duct tape = worlds greatest back-scratcher when you have peeling sunburn on your back this summer If you have a drumstick and duct tape you have an instant extention arm for painting, dusting ect.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com