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  • My DIY (finally)

    I finished my DIY a few months ago, but have been lacking a suitable camera with which to display my work. So here it is, brand new camera, somewhat new drums:

    http://vimeo.com/942167

    be sure to click "full" in the bottom right of the video or download the actual file on the right, a little bit down the page.

    And I've attached some of the images used in the video here as well.
    Attached Files

  • #2
    nice set of drums, derek! very good quality vid and your drumming is....sensitive and precise!
    http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.p...760#post301760
    :cool:
    ;)

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    • #3
      thanks! after spending so long being a typical rock drummer, ive learned that volume isnt everything. its still fun to get out all my stress every once in a while tho.

      btw, you have a pretty nice conversion as well

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      • #4
        Great job

        Fab looking and sounding kit mate, it sounds so quiet acoustically too and i like the patterns, so u have high tension wire on the bass pad? can u explain a bit? does it quieten it?

        Your kit sounds solid - Top Job

        Dave
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        • #5
          thank you

          well, i wanted something different, so i went to the hardware store and got some steel angle iron and built a frame. then i attached some cables to eye hooks and ran them through the drum. i then drilled holes in the frame and tightened down the wires with wingnuts.

          the benefits, as far as i know, are purely cosmetic. it does make it feel a little more like a real kick drum IMO, which is one thing i was going for. it also allowed me to keep the entire assembly relatively small (its only about 2 inches larger than the drum on all sides, thickness is exact to the drum) and it has a built in plate to attach the pedal. ive also found that its great for moving the kit around. i just put all the cables and the brain inside resting on the wires and stack the rest of the drums on top. i can then use the frame as handles to carry it all around. also, when everything is set up the trigger io sits nicely between the frame and the drum on top. overall, i got much more than i bargained for, but thats a good thing.

          ive attached a better picture of it.
          Attached Files

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          • #6
            Very unique and very nice!
            Thanks for sharing
            Jack

            Sabre's Album

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            • #7
              Great video!! I'm very interested in how you did your cymbals. Can you share specifics on the brand of practice cymbals you used, how you sandwiched them together, and how you triggered them? Do you have any pics of the process?

              Again, great video and the kit looks and sounds awesome.

              Gear: TD-12 module, CY-14C crash, Yamaha PCY-135 crash, CY-12R/C crash, CY-15R/C ride, CY-12C & FD-7 hi-hat setup, MDS-12 rack, PD-125 snare, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105 floor tom, Presonus FP10, MacBook Pro 13", Superior Drummer 2.3, Logic 9 Studio, JH Audio JH-5 Pro IEM, Sennheiser HD-280 Pro cans, Gretsch Renown maple acoustic kit (Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads, Gibraltar/DW hardware)

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              • #8
                thanks!

                they're all TKO plastic practice cymbals. i bought them all on ebay:
                http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TKO-16ABS-16...QQcmdZViewItem
                i used double sided foam/mounting tape that i got from mcmaster to sandwich them together. i dont remember the exact product number but its just basic 1/16" thick 1/2" wide tape. i got a roll cause i thought id need that much, however, i only used about 1/3 of it. i topped them all off with red rubber from mcmaster as well. i got the non-adhesive-backed kind and used the foam tape to mount it all because they didnt have the color i wanted in adhesive-backed. the piezos are mounted just like everyone elses, on the underside using foam tape in the general hit area. i used the same tape for this as well. i opted to forgo project boxes, mainly for aesthetics but also because the trigger io doesnt require me to build any raper curcuits. as a consequence, the cables are soldered directly to the piezo leads, which ive reinforced with a strip of the same foam tape with the paper backing left on. the dual rubber sections on the ride doesnt serve any purpose other than allowing the rubber to form to the shape better, i.e. there is no physical separation of the bell from the ride. all the cymbals are 16" except for the hi-hat which i trimmed down to ~14" using a box cutter to score the plastic and a hack saw to cut straight in towards the center to the scored line to create sections that snapped right off. i then sanded the edge to smooth it out.

                the cable is just normal dual conductor+ground microphone/trs cable of which i bought a 300ft roll on ebay as well. the piezos and cable connectors and jacks i bought from allelectronics.

                unfortunately i didnt have a camera at the time i was making them so i dont have pictures of the process.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hollip3020 View Post
                  thanks!

                  they're all TKO plastic practice cymbals. i bought them all on ebay:
                  http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TKO-16ABS-16...QQcmdZViewItem
                  i used double sided foam/mounting tape that i got from mcmaster to sandwich them together. i dont remember the exact product number but its just basic 1/16" thick 1/2" wide tape. i got a roll cause i thought id need that much, however, i only used about 1/3 of it. i topped them all off with red rubber from mcmaster as well. i got the non-adhesive-backed kind and used the foam tape to mount it all because they didnt have the color i wanted in adhesive-backed. the piezos are mounted just like everyone elses, on the underside using foam tape in the general hit area. i used the same tape for this as well. i opted to forgo project boxes, mainly for aesthetics but also because the trigger io doesnt require me to build any raper curcuits. as a consequence, the cables are soldered directly to the piezo leads, which ive reinforced with a strip of the same foam tape with the paper backing left on. the dual rubber sections on the ride doesnt serve any purpose other than allowing the rubber to form to the shape better, i.e. there is no physical separation of the bell from the ride. all the cymbals are 16" except for the hi-hat which i trimmed down to ~14" using a box cutter to score the plastic and a hack saw to cut straight in towards the center to the scored line to create sections that snapped right off. i then sanded the edge to smooth it out.

                  the cable is just normal dual conductor+ground microphone/trs cable of which i bought a 300ft roll on ebay as well. the piezos and cable connectors and jacks i bought from allelectronics.

                  unfortunately i didnt have a camera at the time i was making them so i dont have pictures of the process.
                  Your kit looks great! Are you using standard Roland cones or did you make your own foam piezo coupling (cone)? How are the heads holding up for you? Great work!
                  alesisDRUMMER.com

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                  • #10
                    Love the look of your kit!!

                    Every drum looks different, but still look right together!!

                    -Very cool. Really like the red accents and red head on the tom.

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                    • #11
                      Got to agree with the others here. That is one cool looking kit. Very Austin Powers and nice playing

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