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Old 05-17-2009, 02:12 AM
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Default My Custom Arcs Maple Stave kit!

Hey DW. After seeing works done by the guys at Arcs Drums on an Icelandic drum forum I decided to contact them and see if they could make me a kit. I decided on a small kit 18/14/12.

They would make the beautiful maple stave shells, drill them and do bearing edges and I had to get all the hardware. In the beginning I was going to use the lugs of a pearl forum kit that I got for 40$, but I decided on vintage slingerland lugs to make the kit more classy. I bought some vintage Slingerland lugs from ebay for the toms and the bass drum, used pearl forum lugs on the snare and the rest of the hardware (bass drum legs, floor tom legs) are from the pearl forum kit.

Alot of time went into cleaning rust and such of the old slingerland lugs and cutting the lug gaskets using a Lug Gasket mat I bought of drumfoundry.com. Putting some of your own effort into the kit only makes it sweeter =)

I am very very very happy with the kit both the sound and the look. Ingvi and Aron at Arcs Drums did a great job. Check out their site www.arcsdrums.tk

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:20 AM
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my god, they are gorgeous!!!
congrats man. i am jealous! i cant wait to get my small jazz setup...

did you do the drilling yourself?
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:21 AM
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No they drilled the shells for me =)
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:53 AM
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Very classy! When do we get a sound clip?
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:52 AM
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That's one beautiful kit man, absolutely love the natural finish with the maple staves. really understated and classy.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:45 AM
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Really gorgeous set. I love stave, solid shell and other unusual construction methods. Nice to see other stave manufacturers represented here.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:01 AM
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Really sleek classy kit. Liking the smiley lug gasket too.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:35 PM
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Beautiful work, the Slingerland lugs really add an additional touch of class to what seems to be a first class kit!
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:53 PM
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I usually try to say something a little different than others, but "gorgeous" was the first thing that came out of my mouth. I will just have to echo the others and say that kit is gorgeous. Congrats!!
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:11 PM
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+1000 - those are really nice!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:45 AM
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Those are really beautiful drums. I hope they sound as beautiful as they look. If so, I am most jealous.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:48 AM
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Doesn't another forum member have a stave custom Icelandic kit? I think his Dad made it. Same guy? I remember that kit looked similar, and he had a beautiful snare drum that sounded amazing.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:50 AM
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Doesn't another forum member have a stave custom Icelandic kit? I think his Dad made it. Same guy? I remember that kit looked similar, and he had a beautiful snare drum that sounded amazing.
Yeah thats Aron, his dad makes those Arcs drums =)
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:13 AM
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Yeah thats Aron, his dad makes those Arcs drums =)
Well, now I'm assured the kit sounds as good as it looks, his other kit that Aron has is amazing!
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:18 PM
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Well, now I'm assured the kit sounds as good as it looks, his other kit that Aron has is amazing!
Thanks :P I love my Arcs kit :)
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:08 AM
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Woah!!! They look so much nicer than normal maple. What did finish did you use on them?
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:09 PM
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Woah!!! They look so much nicer than normal maple. What did finish did you use on them?
Clear lacquer finish =)
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Wow beautiful kit indeed and sweet cymbals as well. I love the clear lacquer
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:05 AM
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That is a beautiful kit mate you must be really happy!
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:34 AM
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:41 AM
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That is WOW! of a kit
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:01 PM
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Does it sound any different than a ply shell? How different?
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:38 PM
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Does it sound any different than a ply shell? How different?
My previous kit (also my first kit) is a Sonor Force 3003, 9-ply maple-basewood, the difference between the two kits are that my Arcs kit has a wider tuning range, resonates longer, warmer sound and could say it is woodier...

There is a Pearl Masters bop kit (6-ply maple) at my music school which sounds great (my drum teacher knows how to tune them drums). Would love to take my Arcs set to lesson one day, let my teacher tune it up, and compare the two =)
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:24 AM
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I really like your setup. Congrats! Super Purty...
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:08 AM
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Wow, those are stunning, but how do you make your bed?
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:12 AM
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beautiful drums man, they're very nice! how much did they cost?
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:42 AM
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When I first read your description, I thought that the different lugs might not look right on matching drums, but the pearl lugs are just close enough to where they look great. It really is a beautiful kit all around, cymbal set up included.

Congrats!

...waiting for sound samples... : ) 

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Old 05-27-2009, 03:31 AM
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Wow, those are stunning, but how do you make your bed?
Thanks =) I never make my bed =)

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beautiful drums man, they're very nice! how much did they cost?
Somewhere around 1000 $ =)

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...waiting for sound samples... : ) 

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I'll see what I can do about that, don't have any recording stuff (mic's and such) though =(
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:13 AM
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Well... I don't post here anymore but I had to for these beauties!

They are truly beautiful! You're a very lucky man!
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:28 PM
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Those are beautiful. You say it was around $1000 for the shells including all drilling and bearing edges? I will have to look into this...
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:37 PM
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Those are beautiful. You say it was around $1000 for the shells including all drilling and bearing edges? I will have to look into this...
Around 1000$ for everything including the hardware I bough seperately =)

But you have to take into account that, Krónur, the Icelandic currency is really really weak. A year from now 1 dollar = 70 krónur, today 1 dollar = 127 krónur.
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Awesome cymbals. Very nice...
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:26 AM
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Dude thats really cool.
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:22 PM
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Wonderful! Unfortunately, I'm antipodal to Iceland so it would be a horror to ship to Australia!
Seriously beautiful drums!

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Old 06-01-2009, 03:43 AM
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gorgeous drums!! I love the finish and sizes and setup!
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