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Old 10-18-2009, 02:56 AM
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So I bought this PDP Cx 5pc in Black Onyx about a month ago, got bored with the snare and was just using my other snares with the set. I started feeling bad for the snare and figured that if i make it my own, i would be more inclined to use it, so......

I stripped the drum completely, sanded it down, and stained it Midnight Blue, fell in love with it, just completely fell in love with the snare. Put a new head on it and BAMN! My new almost favorite snare :)



Please dont mind the bad pics, all are done with my cam phone.

So after I played with the drum for all of about a week, I decided i liked the color so much that i would like to do the entire set! I had restored an early 1960's era pearl kit so i had a little bit of prior knowledge. It was going very well till the 12" Tom, and then the Bass drum, for some reason PDP used glue on the entire drum for both of these! The 10" Tom and Snare and Snare wrap came off perfectly! But not these, I got the 12" done with sand paper and some real elbow grease, turned out as my new favorite drum!



But the Bass, wow... I dont think that my arms can stand trying to sand all this glue off, so if anybody knows how to take off glue without hurting the maple, please let me know! They both also had some green undercoating on them, never scene anything like it before.

Here is the finished (almost) 10" tom.

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Old 10-18-2009, 02:56 AM
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My last question is on the final finish, i want to keep these matte finish, but I still want to protect the drum. Does anybody know the best final substance to keep it safe but matte?

I am going for this look.



Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the pics, and let me know what you think!

And trying to find this hardware


If anybody knows how to get ahold of these, let me know!
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:12 AM
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GooGone works well for taking glue off. Rub it in and let it sit for ten or so minutes, it should be soft enough for your finger to rub it off then.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:23 AM
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All i know is that the last lugs are pork pie ones. You could contact them, but i dont know if they'd be willing to sell you their signature lugs.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:31 AM
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I found that the lugs are Pork Pie, from the little squealer kit. I sent an email a week ago to cust. service just to see what might happen, nothing yet.

I was a little weary of Goo be Gone, wasn't sure about the untreated wood factor, and would be really upset if i hurt the maple.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:51 AM
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That SJC kit looks like a satin clear coat. You can get that at Home Depot. I'd go to one of the drum builder forums to consult the gurus over there how to apply/ polish it. Pork Pie will of course sell replacement lugs for their drums, you just have to ask your local dealer to order it for you.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:51 AM
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I cant wait to see pics when you're finished ! that matte blue with that matte hardware is gonna look sweeeeeet !!!
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:59 AM
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Geez, you did a great job. Well done.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:34 AM
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great work man, the blue looks incredible with all the chrome, just very nicely done...
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:15 PM
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diosdude; what site are you referring to?
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:56 AM
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WooohooO! Almost done with the floor tom! Now just the bass (with the entire thing covered in adhesive) left to do!
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:39 AM
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Me giving the two toms a try at church this past Sunday, sounded AMAZING!
Woooohoooo! Even the 12" sounded great as a floor tom! Soooo Stoked!



The floor tom on the block, getting some work done! :)

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Old 10-21-2009, 06:42 AM
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Drums assembled before the satin clear will be applied (i will disassemble them to apply it), going to use them for a gig on Thurs, should be AWSOME!



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Old 10-21-2009, 07:18 AM
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Found some before pics, not great, they are from the original owner/seller just as a reference.




And the first time I set them up.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:54 PM
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I remember that drumset... haha
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:07 PM
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The DW kits like the one you have pictured are finished in Tung Oil. You can get it in low gloss or high gloss. Or you can spray it with a satin poly.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:08 PM
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How do you remember it?

And thank you, tung oil was a recommendation from the music store up here
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:40 PM
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I love this kind of stuff. Hats off to you for having the balls to modify your kit. I have a CX and was less than impressed with the matching snare that came with it. I unwrapped mine and then put maple hoops on it. I left the snare natural and put a dark mahogany stain on the hoops.

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I would reconsider replacing the lugs. The PDP lugs use the same TruPitch tuning rods that are on the higher end DWs. I also consider the STM mounts to be an advantage in setup as well as sound. You switch out the lugs and you will lose all of those features.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:29 PM
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I wont be switching them out if I dont have to, I considered the pork Pie ones, but then found a company in San Diego that will powder coat my stuff for much much less, so i will have Satin PDP hardware instead :) I am saving for wood hoops, i will be leaving them natural and they should go great with the dark blue, but I cant come close to affording them yet.

That snare looks AWSOME! what kind of clear did you use on the natural?
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:40 AM
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Why dont people drill large (2-2&1/2") vent holes in toms? It is so-posed to make snares sound louder and resonate better, so why not in toms???
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:21 AM
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I wont be switching them out if I dont have to, I considered the pork Pie ones, but then found a company in San Diego that will powder coat my stuff for much much less, so i will have Satin PDP hardware instead :) I am saving for wood hoops, i will be leaving them natural and they should go great with the dark blue, but I cant come close to affording them yet.

That snare looks AWSOME! what kind of clear did you use on the natural?
Just a simple glossy clear laquer. Nothing fancy.

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Why dont people drill large (2-2&1/2") vent holes in toms? It is so-posed to make snares sound louder and resonate better, so why not in toms???

It will make the drum sound louder but not resonate more. Less shell to resonate and less air activating the resonant head. Some describe a "wet" snare sound as one that resonates and also activates the snares a lot. Less tight and crisp. Excessive venting will do the opposite and "dry" out the sound.

The same principles apply to all of the drums. It is very noticable in the difference between bass drums with a ported reso head and one without.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:22 AM
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So I drilled a 2" hole in my snare, love the sound, very loud, cuts through like i was hoping it would, LOVE IT!

Thanks for the input TTNW, I appreciate it!
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:55 AM
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So after i did the toms, i realized how bad the snare was.... sooooo I went to work! Started sanding, got all the stain off, drilled a 2" whole, this time I went down to a 600 grit, wish I had a higher but what can you do!
Here is a pic

So after this, i will re-apply the stain and try it all again! wooohooo i love this stuff!
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:14 PM
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Close up of "the hole" :)
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:19 PM
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I remember the drumset (specifically the bass drum head) from other posts/threads. You were the one who probably put it up.

And good going on the snare so far! Looks a bit like the Starclassic snare shell I got for cheap.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:40 PM
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diosdude; what site are you referring to?
try ghostnote.com. They got lots of expert builders over there
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:47 PM
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Thanks! I searched and found a couple that are just crazy sites, ALOT of info out there, I will check that one out too!

Cheers!
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:22 PM
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Nice to see someone besides me realizing the quality and advantages of PDP hardware and shells.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:19 PM
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I really enjoy the PDP lines, and they are going for crazy low prices, couldn't believe how low i could get a maple kit for, and the hardware is fine, having no problems with anything but the rims.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:07 AM
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Finished the bass drum! WOOOHOOO!
It was a MAJOR PAIN IN THE ASS!!!!!
But wow am i happy the set is complete! Wooohoooo!




I will be trying it all out this Sunday (I have two gigs) so should be fun! WOOHOO!
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:37 AM
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Excellent job. It looks great. Post some gig pics afterwards.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:03 AM
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Will do for sure! Should have them Sunday night!
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:46 AM
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Excellent job. Those drums look fantastic!!
I've been thinking about doing something similar to my old Tama Rockstars and these pics are pushing me in that direction.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:03 AM
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I got lucky with my Rockstar pro's they are Trans Amber lacquer and in AMAZING condition, not changing those any time soon, but if i had another finish I probably would do the same thing with them.

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Old 11-03-2009, 06:50 PM
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Ok! Here are the gig pics! Unfortunately the LA venue that we were scheduled for Sunday night canceled on us. But Sunday morning went perfectly and the set sounded and looked amazing!!! I was sooo proud of it and just had a blast playing the set for the first time. So without further a due, THE PICS!


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Old 11-03-2009, 06:51 PM
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Don't laugh at me! hahaha
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:21 PM
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My kit came in a finish sort of like that, but they discontinued it. Red satin, it was called.

Why would they discontinue it?
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"The groove is here - Hold that pocket"....... AWESOME.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:30 AM
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I keep that there as a BOLD reminder to keep it simple, play the music not the drums. Just something i have been working hard on the past few months. Glad you noticed haha

The red Satin finish is a great finish, i almost picked that one up, but glad I made my own instead, but wow, what a great color, really liked the red.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:46 AM
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I keep that there as a BOLD reminder to keep it simple, play the music not the drums. Just something i have been working hard on the past few months. Glad you noticed haha

The red Satin finish is a great finish, i almost picked that one up, but glad I made my own instead, but wow, what a great color, really liked the red.
I like the way your blue compliments the natural, however.
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