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Old 06-14-2007, 08:47 PM
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Default first drum 'from scratch'

got the bare, undrilled, unfinshed shell (6ply Keller maple) and hoops as a birthday gift, stole the rest of the hardware from the last drum of the old Ludwig Rocker set I stripped and refinished earlier this spring. Came out pretty nicely I think (finish) is 6 coats of pure tung oil. Not perfect on the lug alignment as you can see, but it's close enough to tune up nicely and sounds great. Unvented right now, and likely to stay that way. I now have two working kits (main kit is Yam. Stage Custom) and will switch the bd in these pics (16x22) for a home-made 14x20 as soon as I can afford the next shell. The 'floor tom' you see is the suspended 13" power depth tom also the old rocker stripped and refinished.


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Old 06-14-2007, 08:49 PM
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Nice job. Not flashy or anything, just nice and simple. I like it! What kind of hoops did you put on there?
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:03 PM
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They are just standard triple flanged hoops, the heads are an Aquarian Modern Vintage on top, classic clear on the bottom.
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:05 PM
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Oh yea. Matching wood hoops would look KILLER!
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:21 PM
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Hum I love your Istanbul Agop ride... ... ..
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:41 PM
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Hum I love your Istanbul Agop ride... ... ..
It's a monster, 22" and only 2108 grams, great trashy exotic stick sound, and a big beautiful wash, but so much separation between the two that the wash never covers the stick, just provides a wonderful touch to the rest of the music.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: first drum 'from scratch'

very nice indeed, but im a little confused, how did you make it match your other drums if you bought it and made it from scratch? where the tom that was already there?
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:32 PM
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Honestly it doesnt' really "match" all that well, the Floor Tom is a little lighter, and the BD is a little darker/yellower.

However, the other two drums were originally black wrapped - so I stripped the wrap which left unfinished wood, and then tried different tung oil finish products on each, in the end I decided to go with straight tung oil for the 8x12 Tom, and will do the same when I get the 14x20 BD, and eventually 14x14 FT.

The tom that was already there is now the "floor" tom, and the original floor tom is sitting in the corner with most of it's hardware pulled off to use on this drum.

See this thread from earlier in the spring:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=26266
(pictures have dissapeared though!)
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:35 AM
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got bored and already had the drill borrowed from drilling those holes for the lugs in that shell .

This 12" Wuhan splash has been nothing more than a wall decoration since I stopped using splashes a few months back

now it's a riveted wall decoration

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Beautiful work!! How much is such a Keller shell normally?
Looks simple but very beautiful...this wood grain is just great!

Very nice...

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Welcome to the addiction :) We're working on coming up with a 12 step program... but we're too busy building stuff.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:22 PM
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Beautiful work!! How much is such a Keller shell normally?
Check drumfoundry.com or drummaker.com, it varies with size and whether or not you want bearing edges cut for you.

Nice drum, the set looks good.
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Default Re: first drum 'from scratch'

looks really nice and suprisingly the dinged up bass hoops arent too shabby.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:47 AM
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i love the look of natural finishes...probly my favourite. looks great!
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:18 PM
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looks really nice and suprisingly the dinged up bass hoops arent too shabby.

HA!

I am ordering a new reso head (Modern Vintage like the 12" batter above - it's on backorder), but will leave these hoops, as I said eventually I'm gonna build a 20" for it, but for the meantime these hoops will do.

here's another two pictures that came out well enough that I figured I'd share, I love the way the underside of a hand hammered cymbal looks on the stand, set will look better once the dang back-orderd Modern Vintage reso comes in . . .:


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