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Old 04-08-2009, 02:58 AM
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Default New Kit! Creamy Impact Drum Set...

So this is my first post. I'm from Kitchener, Ontario, and I love drums. Buy em, sell em, play them in a band (www/myspace.com/theestatics). I'm starting up a buy/sell/trade business here in Kitchener because I have such a fetish. There is no amount of shells stacked to my ceiling, or old slingerland lugs and tension rods in bags and bags that could make me sad. In fact I couldn't sleep last night, because I want to wrap my creamy 'Impact' sucker so badly. I took the photos last night at 4 o'clock.

I bought this kit for $200 with a bunch of hardware and cymbals that I in turn sold for around $300, so good deal. I was actually very surprised by the tone I got out of it. I did my research and can find essentially nothing on older impact drums. Based on the lugs hardware and clamps, I say... 70's? Looks like an old export knock off to me. I have no idea, so any details known, please spill.
I actually replaced my Pearl DLX backup kit with it, because it's closer to the sound of my old 60's Slingy; very punchy, lots of resonance and warmth.

Anyway, sounds good, looks not bad (off white is pretty vintage esque: yay) but I feel it needs some sparkle wrap. I'm personally thinking green, like vintage Slingerland esque, but feel free to argue with me for your favorite hue. Maybe if I'm lucky, the cream will show through a little altering the green. Or maybe if I did white (silver) sparkle, it would look sandy...

I will order the wrap as soon as I can, and post pictures when the deed is done!

Thanks for reading, looks like a nice place you guys got here.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:13 AM
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I would either leave them as they are or wrap them in vintage white pearl.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:56 AM
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Welcome to Drummerworld. You can view the "unofficial Japanese Drum Museum" here: http://www.georgesdrumshop.com/museum.asp You can view Pearl drum history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Drums If you sold off the hardware and cymbals, then basically got the drums for free, kudos to you. I'd leave the kit stock white, since it looks so clean. A clean, white kit has a "classy" look all to itself. Colored floodlights will make it any color you like.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:49 AM
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Default Re: FIRST POST - New Kit! Creamy Impact Drum Set...

Thanks guys. I think they look whiter in the pictures than they are, because I took them very late, with only one light on. However, I have decided not to keep them!
I picked up a 70's or 80's Pearl wood/fibreglass kit in the exact same sizes, and almost same colour, and I prefer the sound. Bigger, louder, fuller, warmer.
SO I'm going to sell this one.
I think I'll have a go at the wraps, just because I need something pretty cheap to test it on, and this thing was so cheap it made me money. I'm praying that Sparkle-Brite will stay on, not bubble, and hold up to gigging. I found a site with a ton of colour selections, so the possibilities are endless. I just think it would attract a buyer more than plain slightly dirty/slightly fading cream.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:10 AM
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Default Re: Ckeck it out, Impact Percussion kit, before and during photos.

Heres a picture of the rack toms (and a Pearl snare) which I just finished wrapping.
Let me know what you think.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:16 AM
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Nice-o!!! Cool rewrap, off from ebay?
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:18 AM
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Thanks! took me a good portion of today.
Nope, I actually bought it off a place called Dick Blick in the states.
So far it seems to work great. Very hard to gouge any kind of hole, doesn't show scratches, and the adhesive sticks like a mofo! plus it looks about 10x better I think.
This picture shows only the flat sparkle with no shine. When the whole set it done, I'll take some nice pictures under better lighting.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:26 AM
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Look good so far !

I would for one, buy wood hoops and wrap / inlay them to replace those steel hoop on the bass drum.
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Nice job on the wrap mate :)
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:10 PM
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Good choice on the wrap color, it looks fantastic. I'm thinking about wrapping my old ludwig kit, the silver sparkle has faded to a dingy yellow sparkle and i'm highly considering green sparkle or glitter myself, but i want like a more olive green. Anyway, welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:08 PM
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Default Re: New Kit! Creamy Impact Drum Set...

Thanks a lot guys, I'm really happy with it, considering it isn't even drum wrap.
hey, does anyone know any place you can get wholesale drum wrap?
this stuff is cheap and works well, but some other colour and type options would be nice.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:27 AM
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That green sparkle looks really cool, good job.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:21 AM
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thanks meester metal
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: New Kit! Creamy Impact Drum Set...

here it is finished, with a snare from a pearl wood/fibreglass kit. it's a chrome on brass though.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:38 AM
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Great job man. I definitely want to venture into the re-wrapping game some day. Great job.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:07 AM
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Hi there, cool kit, nice wrap. Impact drums are/were made in Wausau, Wisconsin. They still build fiberglass drums but have since gone on to be most well known for their cases.

Here is their site.


http://www.impactind.com/


And here are a couple pics of my Impact kit. It's a converted 7 piece kit from 1989. Delmar wrap from Drum Foundry.
Sounds amazing, not a bad sounding drum in the lot. Impact made great sounding fiberglass kits. Check out the sound port in the 14x18 kick drum. All shells 3mm except snare which is 5mm.
Super lightweight, very resonant with long sustain.


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Old 05-21-2009, 06:03 AM
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Default Re: New Kit! Creamy Impact Drum Set...

hey, thanks a lot for the info! thats a wicked looking set. how does that 18" kick sound? the hole definitely looks sweet.

I've recently re-wrapped a Pearl Wood-Fibreglass set, so I thought I'd show it off too.
The gold sparkle looks sooo much better than it's original creamy/yellowy colour.
Also, this Sparkle-Brite stuff works perfect if you put a little water and soap on the drum to delay the adhesive, and then squeegee it out, and wait a couple days for it too fully dry before putting the hardware back on and tuning it up. And it's so much cheaper!
Theres a guy on ebay selling the same stuff but in a few more colours and textures, and for around the same price as the retail. Now I just have to find out how to get all the 20 or so colours and textures without ordering in massive bulk from the manufacturer.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:14 PM
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Hi there, cool kit, nice wrap. Impact drums are/were made in Wausau, Wisconsin. They still build fiberglass drums but have since gone on to be most well known for their cases.

Here is their site.


http://www.impactind.com/


And here are a couple pics of my Impact kit. It's a converted 7 piece kit from 1989. Delmar wrap from Drum Foundry.
Sounds amazing, not a bad sounding drum in the lot. Impact made great sounding fiberglass kits. Check out the sound port in the 14x18 kick drum. All shells 3mm except snare which is 5mm.
Super lightweight, very resonant with long sustain.


That is a pretty intense vent on the smaller base.
Is there one on the larger. It almost seems like I can see a silver line about where it would be.

Did you do that yourself?
If so, how?
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:25 PM
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I think there is a hole on the larger and that the way some Impact sets are made. not 100%, because he said his kit was from the 80's, but I was just looking at their site a few minutes ago. Or he could have done it himself to match current Impact drums.
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Fiberglass drums sound awesome. Very good find and great idea for a fiberglass drums thread.
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Absolutely loving those re-wrapped pearls. The wrap suits the style of kit perfectly, stirling job sir :)
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thank you my good man. they're for sale if your interested!
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Would love to own a set of old school pearls however I'm meant to be saving for a Mapex Saturn at the moment and I think the cost of shipping them from Canada would outweigh the cost of the drums!

Cheers anyway :)
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shipping is definitely a factor I hate. ah well.
be sure to put of pics of the saturn when you get it
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Won't be for a few more months yet but you can guarantee that I will whore all of the bandwidth of imageshack uploading pictures of it :-)
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How do you wrap drums? What materials do use? Can someone write a tutorial or send me a link to one please. I really want to buy a cheap set and try wrapping the kit myself!

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How do you wrap drums? What materials do use? Can someone write a tutorial or send me a link to one please. I really want to buy a cheap set and try wrapping the kit myself!

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Go to http://www.jamminsam.com

He has a good tutorial video on the site, an extensive selection of wraps and parts and even includes a grommet tool with air vents. Plus if you get in a pinch you can call him and if you have tried by yourself first he will help you. Nice guy.
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