DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Your Place > Your Gear

Your Gear Show your Gear - Pictures - Descriptions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-28-2011, 04:12 AM
drummerstix_au's Avatar
drummerstix_au drummerstix_au is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 142
Default My new custom kick drum head

Hey,

Just wanted to share with you my awesome new kick drum head. It was done by Anthony Hamer at Hammertime Custom Drums (http://www.hammertimecustomdrums.com.au here in Australia.

If you haven't read my posts previously, I am a drummer with a disability. Spend most of my time in a wheelchair. I wanted a kick head that was unique.





The kit the head is on in the pics is a Tama superstar. I was involved in a project at the Orange Regional Conservatorium of Music last week, and had to use their kit with bits and pieces from my own.

I am also getting a popcorn snare wrapped and hoops etc painted. Will post pics once it's complete.

Currently I am an endorsee for DW, Zildjian, Vic Firth also use Roland Electronics.

Cheers,

Andy
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-28-2011, 12:20 PM
FarFromTheTruth's Avatar
FarFromTheTruth FarFromTheTruth is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 38
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

Best looking drum head ever man :)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-28-2011, 12:31 PM
kettles's Avatar
kettles kettles is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Posts: 1,201
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

cool!


2020202020202020
__________________
Hi, I'm Andrew.
My old band, come download our stuff
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-28-2011, 04:39 PM
keep it simple's Avatar
keep it simple keep it simple is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Herefordshire, UK.
Posts: 15,883
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

That's a very very cool bass drum head you have there. Not only that, but the greatest of names too!

I work around some leg disfunction, due to a spinal tumour, but I'm not in a chair yet. I'd be fascinated to hear your story & hear some of your playing. Inspirational!

Fondest regards, Andy.
__________________
This message is brought to you courtesy of Thinly Veiled Productions inc.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2011, 04:54 PM
uniongoon's Avatar
uniongoon uniongoon is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: caesarea over looking the lake southern ontario
Posts: 1,021
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

I am pretty buggered up too, spent a year in a chair too, was like being born again when I was able to stand up again. I also played while wheeling around too, good bandmates would haul my gear onto the stage for me.
__________________
See my Signia's
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=73869
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-28-2011, 08:55 PM
Big_Al47's Avatar
Big_Al47 Big_Al47 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 223
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

Looks great, cool design
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-28-2011, 09:29 PM
marko138's Avatar
marko138 marko138 is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 544
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

Cool stuff! Looks nice.
__________________
-Mark


MeetAtSundown.com
MAS on facebook
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-28-2011, 11:05 PM
bermuda's Avatar
bermuda bermuda is offline
Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,651
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

Nicely done, the wheelchair symbol looks very 3D! And of course the hole as the wheel, clever!

Bermuda
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-29-2011, 12:15 AM
drummerstix_au's Avatar
drummerstix_au drummerstix_au is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 142
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

Thanks for your comments guys.

The 3D wheelchair logo was given to me by a friend in the US. You may remember Rob (fourstringdrums). I then made the design my own :)

I was born with Cerebral Palsy, and have spent most of my life in and out of wheelchairs. I walk very limited steps on crutches, however this hasn't stopped me in becoming a successful drummer.

I have been playing for over 30 years, playing in various rock/metal bands since I was 19.

In March 2004, I was included in Modern Drummer's On The Move department, and have since been included in Drum! a few times, The Black Page (Canada), Rhythm (UK), and occasionally pop up in Drumscene here in Australia.

In July 2009, I performed at Australia's Ultimate Drummers Weekend in Melbourne alongside some of the best... Virgil Donati, Thomas Prigden, Ronald Bruner Jr, and Dom Famularo.

The performance was a very unique one featuring myself, Mike Mignonga (who also has Cerebral Palsy) and Dom Famularo. If you are interested, a video can be seen AUDW 2009

I also work with people with disabilities, doing drumming workshops from time to time, and solo performance/clinics for other drummers to encourage them to never give up and overcome any challenge they may have.

Green Day's Basket Case - Clinic 2008 - Awakenings Festival - Horsham
Deep Purple's Highway Star - Clinic 2008 - Adelaide Fringe Festival

I play mostly an acoustic kit, although I use a Roland trigger on my kick to help with lack of strength in my legs.

Last year I played at the Roland V-Drum Festival here in Sydney, alongside Michael Schack, Chris Whitten and a tonne of well known Aussie drummers. I did a clinic at the festival where I explained how easy it was to adapt a Roland drum kit for someone with challenges. This was followed by an All Star Jam on the main stage.

I love what I do, and find my work rather rewarding. At the end of the day I am a drummer...who happens to have a disability :)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-29-2011, 05:39 AM
KarlCrafton's Avatar
KarlCrafton KarlCrafton is online now
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 4,490
Default Re: My new custom kick drum head

Very cool! The Red Chrome for the wheel was a good choice too!
Thanks for sharing \m/ \m/!
__________________
My band Artificial Agent here: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116637
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com