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Old 03-18-2010, 09:56 AM
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I just finished my suitcase kit, i'd love to hear your opinion. A few progress shots, and the finished product. Most of the hardware and shells fit inside the suitcase. I've got to buy a new HiHat stand to chuck in there as well as a kick pedal. Ideally, i'd love to have it at a stage where I could carry the suitcase in one hand, snare in the other and cymbals in a bag on my back.

Also, i'm going to re-wrap the drums in red I think, just to match!

A little video of me playing it is here.






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Old 03-18-2010, 10:09 AM
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that's really cool man! looks like a lush little kit for small cocktail gigs and that!
man, if only you didn't live in australia, i'd bring some drums to you and get one built, haha. genius.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:35 AM
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that's really cool man! looks like a lush little kit for small cocktail gigs and that!
man, if only you didn't live in australia, i'd bring some drums to you and get one built, haha. genius.
Haha, it's pretty easy to build! You just need to find the right suitcase, and chop up some drums. The floor tom was cut in half to make the kick shell as well, then the 8 Inch was chopped down to follow suit.

We do a show with a super long load in, so it's going to be great for that, we just need to figure out how to mic up the kick!
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:41 AM
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what about if you cut a porthole in each side of the case, and then made some kind of 'cap' so that you could close them at all other times?
just make it big enough to get a d112 or something in. dunno, haha.

edit: or what about if you covered the case in some sort of water resistant fabric which slotted over the case but didn't cover the handle?
stitch a strap or something onto the fabric so that you can keep it closed tight. ahaha.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:44 AM
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We thought about that, but we don't want to cut much more out of the suitcase, as it may affect it's structural support. It's pretty solid as is, but it's not worth the risk at this stage.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:45 AM
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oh yeah thats very true. damn man thats quite a conundrum. haha!
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:32 AM
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I think the best option would be to put a PZM inside, i'll find out tomorrow when I play a show with it!
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:23 AM
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yes very good idea, i'm sure it will sound very tight and punchy too!
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This idea is crazy!!
Do you have a picture of everything packed in the suitcase??

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Very innovative idea, this is very useful for small coctail gigs and it is light to carry-just make it from suitcase with wheels. Cool !!
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:55 PM
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This is how I thought it could pack up,



But, it was REALLY heavy, and wouldn't shut properly. So I put it all into two suitcases



With my cymbals on my back, it's one trip!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:57 PM
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lovely man. i'm glad it worked out. how does it sound?
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:18 PM
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lovely man. i'm glad it worked out. how does it sound?
Pretty good actually! Quite punchy, but you do need to remember - it is a suitcase.

I suppose when you've got decent cymbals and a nice snare, it should come up ok!
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Very clever Trop. I like it a lot.
Sounded excellent (for a suitcase!!) on the vid mate. Where do you play with it? It'd make for a great busking kit.
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I love it! Very inventive, and looks like fun.
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Hahaha! That is seriously awesome!! Nice playing in the video too.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:10 AM
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Very clever Trop. I like it a lot.
Sounded excellent (for a suitcase!!) on the vid mate. Where do you play with it? It'd make for a great busking kit.
Heya Pocket, long time no response. Yes, I take it to shows with a bugger of a load in, I often take it to the Queen Street mall gigs I do here in Brisbane, it catches alot of peoples attention and makes for a great load in, considering I can do it in one hit. With a kick mic in front of it, it sounds fantastic!
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Haven't seen you around in ages mate......you been hiding?

I married a Brissy girl and get up there from time to time. If I'm ever lurking the mall and see a bloke playing a suitcase I'll know it's you.

Did you see this recent thread? http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=76357 This cat has rolled in a very similar vein as yourself. Very clever, both of 'em.
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From moments of insanity, genius is born! Love the concept, love the look.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:35 AM
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Haven't seen you around in ages mate......you been hiding?

I married a Brissy girl and get up there from time to time. If I'm ever lurking the mall and see a bloke playing a suitcase I'll know it's you.

Did you see this recent thread? http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=76357 This cat has rolled in a very similar vein as yourself. Very clever, both of 'em.
Hey Pocket, yeah I haven't been on DWF in a while, i've been trying to stay offline... good challenge! If you're ever in town mate, let me know I'll take you out to the Drum Cartel and we can have a good perve at around 40 kits ranging from the 20s to now, along with about 60 snares.

That other kit is awesome!! love the concept, thanks for the link.
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just make it from suitcase with wheels. Cool !!
don't use a suitcase with wheels they rattle like crazy
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built a suitcase drumkit from a sampsonite i bought at the local thrift store for $5.00. Added a kickport on the front, a 12" Tom installed on the kick side of the case for feel and added tone. everything but my throne and snare fit inside.

heres a youtube vid of the kit and me playing it. recorded with Sennhieser e602 on the suitcase, sm57 on the snare, digital referance on the rack tom and a Sterling ST31 for an overhead.... into a Zoom R24 as a DAW and tracked in Reaper.

http://youtu.be/11LsglkS0Ig
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:51 AM
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Thats a great kit...Ready to go....would work great in places I play in ...Sheds ,basements.You could set it up on a street corner or a stage...
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Whoa! Gets my vote for best mod of the board ever.
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