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Old 09-08-2008, 05:58 AM
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Default This CUSTOM KIT!!!! is now FOR SALE! Pm me.

Well, I was looking to replace my first drum kit (which was cheap and shitty, but got the job done), so I wanted something special.

Long story short, I decided to build my own drums. They turned out great, they sound amazing.

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All Keller Maple shells Toms 6-ply, bass 8-ply
Toms, 12x6, 14x10, 16x14
The bass is 22x24

All the lugs are brass tube lugs, Offset. (This was a tricky process because I had to hand measure and drill each offset hole.)

All maple wood hoops, stained Ebony/ mahogany. The kit was stained a "custom" green that they mixed up for me at my local paint depot area place.

All in all... amazing. Tell me what you think!!!

(NOTE: they were behind a glass noise-booth thing during photo's... mind the glare.)







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Old 09-08-2008, 06:03 AM
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Very cool.

They look great! I bet they sound great too.

Was it difficult to build?

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Old 09-08-2008, 06:07 AM
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Very cool.

They look great! I bet they sound great too.

Was it difficult to build?

Mike
Not bad actually. Staining and finishing was really easy. Drilling the holes made me a little scared because it had to be exact or the hoops wouldn't fit on right. But it didn't really take me over a week from start to finish to do them. And that's with maybe 2 hours of work a day.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:24 AM
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There has to be a special feeling about making your own drums. These look fantastic and most importantly, very unique. Great job.

One question, it looks as if there are 8 lugs on each kick drum hoop, but only 4 working claws on the reso. Do I have that right?
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:37 AM
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Excellent project I have to admit.
How long did it take you to build and how much did it cost totally?
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:50 PM
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That is a very nice set, you did an awesome job. I love the size of that kick. And the color is quite unique, almost a moss color. Very nice.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:16 PM
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The heck? Are your heads green, too? Or I have just gone a little yumpy?

Either way, that's a beautiful kit, man. You must be so proud of yourself (and rightly so). I couldn't build drums if you gave me the shells, rims, mounts, lugs, and professional drum builder.

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:54 PM
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I know what you mean by"scared" drilling into the drums. Great job!
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:23 PM
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Looks like a nice job on the kit, the only thing is that you should have made a snare too!

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The heck? Are your heads green, too? Or I have just gone a little yumpy?

Either way, that's a beautiful kit, man. You must be so proud of yourself (and rightly so). I couldn't build drums if you gave me the shells, rims, mounts, lugs, and professional drum builder.

Very nice job.
Looks like he stained the inside as well thats why thinkin the heads are green :-P
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:56 PM
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You did a fantastic job! It's so elegant!
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:07 PM
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There has to be a special feeling about making your own drums. These look fantastic and most importantly, very unique. Great job.

One question, it looks as if there are 8 lugs on each kick drum hoop, but only 4 working claws on the reso. Do I have that right?
Partially. I ordered an in the wrong size of tension screws. So in the meantime I had to steal them from my old kit. However, do to the overall cheapness of my old kit, there were four lugs that used screws with improperly sized threads. So 4 screws wouldn't fit. Hence I only could use four on the front head for the time being.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:09 PM
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Excellent project I have to admit.
How long did it take you to build and how much did it cost totally?
Had I startede with everything I needed, it would have taken a week. However I had to take a break before I got the hoops and heads in. I could have done it in one week, with about 2 hours of work a day.

Just below $2000 for the 3 tioms and the bass. Not cheap... but I think it was worth it. No remorse.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:52 PM
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Just below $2000 for the 3 tioms and the bass. Not cheap... but I think it was worth it. No remorse.
Definately worth it, especially for a great looking yet very unique kit that you built yourself.
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Partially. I ordered an in the wrong size of tension screws. So in the meantime I had to steal them from my old kit. However, do to the overall cheapness of my old kit, there were four lugs that used screws with improperly sized threads. So 4 screws wouldn't fit. Hence I only could use four on the front head for the time being.

Very well. You will continue to get compliments on this kit for a long while - and deservedly so. It was such a worth-while project. Good work.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:33 AM
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So nice!! I bet they sound fantastic!! They really look nice!! That is a killer set up too. I love those toms down low!!! That is your custom one of a kind kit. nice nice nice!!
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:59 AM
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Would you mind making me 14x16 and 16x18 floor toms...

not to mention fantastic job making those you need to make some audios of you playing them right away.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:48 AM
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Wow!Beautiful drumset!I like the Wooden-Hoop very much!Great Job!!!
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:42 AM
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That is officially my new drum set. So i'll be waiting for it in the mail?
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:59 AM
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That is officially my new drum set. So i'll be waiting for it in the mail?
Hahaha. I'll make you your very own if the price is right. Until then hands off!
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:41 AM
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Looks very nice. I just finished my own set about 9 months ago, although mine is considerably different. Love the look of it though. You can check mine out. Search for "My Custom/Home Built Bop Kit" and it should show up.
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The virgin kick, contrasting hoops, that killer green stain, Fiberskyn 3 head, total class.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:25 PM
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Hahaha. I'll make you your very own if the price is right. Until then hands off!
I may take you up on that offer at some point. Just got rid of the DW and I'm looking for my next kit. If I find nothing that suits my needs, I'm going straight to you.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:43 AM
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very nice job looks professionally done. how do they sound?

thats a crazy tom placement, hows that working for you?
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Wow, what a beautiful set. You did a great job with the assembly and finishing of the drums and the arrangement is very unusual. All the drums are low and to the side, showing off that big powerful bass drum. I like how the cymbals are arranged, leaving a big gap in the front. The only drawback is that your rack and floor toms are far apart but you can adjust to that. Every drum set is a series of compromises and some just look more common than others. Your set looks very uncommon and striking.

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Old 09-10-2008, 06:23 PM
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very nice job looks professionally done. how do they sound?

thats a crazy tom placement, hows that working for you?
They sound fantastic, and they're getting better and better (because I pretty much just play and tune non stop for three hours a day. They're very warm and resonant. The bass drum has a great punch to it, but still has a nice deep full sound. I really enjoy them.

As for the tom placement, I find that I get a more consistent strenth to my hits with them falt like that. It's very comfy for me.
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DUDE, sweet to say the least...amazing look, albeit as others have said unusual for the toms, but if it works for you and is comfy...KILLER. Love the look and it is truly unique. I have been doing a lot of looking as well to making drums myself and therefore this is just a big thrill for me to see. NICE JOB!
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:05 PM
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Staining and finishing was really easy. Drilling the holes made me a little scared because it had to be exact or the hoops wouldn't fit on right.
Same thing happened to me with my snare build (still got to post pics). I had to double and triple check my measurements, was so scared I had done some sort of miscalculation.

Anyway, great looking build, loven the look and the finish.
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DUDE, sweet to say the least...amazing look, albeit as others have said unusual for the toms, but if it works for you and is comfy...KILLER. Love the look and it is truly unique. I have been doing a lot of looking as well to making drums myself and therefore this is just a big thrill for me to see. NICE JOB!
I definitely suggest building your own to anyone who has basic skill in wookworking at all. And I mean BASIC skill. It's not difficult at all and it's a great feeling to build yourself. It also offers sonic and aesthetic options that you simply can't get on the market today.

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I definitely suggest building your own to anyone who has basic skill in wookworking at all. And I mean BASIC skill. It's not difficult at all and it's a great feeling to build yourself. It also offers sonic and aesthetic options that you simply can't get on the market today.

Thanks for the compliments!
You're welcome...and thank you...I will definately do this as well in the near future
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hey i was just wondering what type of wood did you choose to use?
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Great job, looks really sweet!
Nice contrast with the wood hoops & I like the kick size too.

Good going!
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Very nice. Good to see you took my advice, too!

Welcome here, Although we aren't as...well, "strange" as The Pit. We are a quite, normal, community here.
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hey i was just wondering what type of wood did you choose to use?
I chose Maple shells for this project for a few reasons, some I'm proud to admit, others not so much.

1) I've read that maple shells gave alot warmer tone than some drums, and since I was trying to replace cheapo drums that sounded like hitting a plastic bin, I wanted the warmth.

2) The maple has a very unique but simple wood grain which I liked the look of.

3) Keller Maple shells were very easy to locate and a good deal for the price. More exotic woods would have been much more expensive and probably less ready to go, and I wasn't into the idea of cutting my own bearing edges and doing all the hand sanding. Plus the fact that I already had $2000 to invest so I couldn't afford an extra grand for exotic shells.

Maple is great, but my snare is going to be bubinga. Mmmmm.
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Very nice. Good to see you took my advice, too!

Welcome here, Although we aren't as...well, "strange" as The Pit. We are a quite, normal, community here.
I NOTICED that? I got here and I was all, wtf? Wheres all the nonsense and useless comments. On the whole though, I feel more at home here. Mmm drums.
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I NOTICED that? I got here and I was all, wtf? Wheres all the nonsense and useless comments. On the whole though, I feel more at home here. Mmm drums.
yeah, no goaste or "you have aids" comments here.

Anyway, nice set.

How long did it take, like, how many weeks/months?
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Beautiful.

Were the bearing edges already cut on the shells, or did you have someone cut them, or did you cut them yourself? I'm under the impression that is the hardest part.

Also, it looks like you have half the tension rods/claws removed on the bass drum reso side. What's the reason for that?
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Beautiful.

Were the bearing edges already cut on the shells, or did you have someone cut them, or did you cut them yourself? I'm under the impression that is the hardest part.

Also, it looks like you have half the tension rods/claws removed on the bass drum reso side. What's the reason for that?
The people I ordered from allowed me to tell them what bearing edges to cut so it was pre done. For me it would have been the hardest part, I am not very compotent with power tools. I was confident with drilling, but I would be scared of sanding because a mis-calculation could lead to a mutilated, and untuneable drum. Assuming you had a wood shop available, or you were experienced, a table sander or router would do the job, but that's above my head.

The reso head deal is that I ordered the wrong length of tension rods originally, so I re-ordered and in the iterim I used from my old kit. 4 of the old ones didn't fit for some reason (cheap kit, poor quality), low and behold I decided that the reso could do without for the time being. It still sonded good luckily, the fibreskyn is very thick, so 4 could tune it decently.

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Old 09-19-2008, 05:23 PM
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Wow, that is seriously a beautiful job you've done there! Awesome looking kit!
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looks great, that kick is a monster
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