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  • #31
    Hi again, i just got a roland L rod from ebay and just as dave said i had to give my drill a quick whirl inside my floor tom clamps (now on my rack toms) to open the whole slightly and it now fits fine.

    luckily i went down the second hand drum kit route so i already had three of these.

    like i said before if you have rack clamps you can just use the legs from your floor tom instead of the L-rods but you can only tilt on one axis (thats why i'm trying to get the roland ones)


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    • #32
      I dont know if this shop exists outside oswestry (a tiny town in shropshire) but its a hardware shop called JC Dykes and they sell insect screen in rolls by the metre for about £4. They also sell sheets of mdf for making hoops out of and these 11inch wide ring things ive been using to make my snares and toms out of for £2 each
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      • #33
        Originally posted by eyefi View Post
        not tried it yet but stumbled across it, thought it might be useful

        http://www.flyscreenqueen.co.uk/heavydutydoors.htm

        down at the bottom 5.99 sqm(ish)
        Ive just emailed them for a free sample. Ill let you know how good it is if i get some
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        • #34
          piezos

          small size not available from maplins 2.25 for 5 inc post. maybe useful to someone

          http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lot-of-5-Uncas...QQcmdZViewItem

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          • #35
            Great post Jman

            Here's a good source of piezo's and other bits for Aussies
            http://www.jaycar.com.au/
            They have more piezo's available than are listed in their online catalogue and they sell all the plugs, sockets, pots and resistors necessary for most DIY projects at good prices.
            See the PD8 dual piezo mod link in my signature for photo's of the Jaycar piezo's.

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            • #36
              Has anyone any more info on the flyscreen? tried it yet?

              one of my Tdrum heads just ripped.

              i have a mesh head from ebay seller arcade music that seems like it will last longer and was pretty cheap... http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Arcade-Music


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              • #37
                Very speedy mesh delivery. Arrived the day after i emailed them. Its a tiny bit stronger than the stuff i already have from jc dykes i think. Dont get the white polyester stuff, its way to stretchy, but the charcoal or grey fibreglass mesh should be fine. If it rips you could make the heads 4 or 5 ply I guess, instead of the usual two. Im a lightish hitter so Ive never teared my DIY mesh heads. 1 metre of my mesh made 3 11.5inch double ply heads, so even if they do tear, its cheap enough to replace!
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                • #38
                  Just got a Roland mesh head for 20 from sound control if anyone is interested.

                  Decided i wanted the best i could for my snare and the rest can be cheap.


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                  • #39
                    http://www.highwooddrums.co.uk/ for drum parts... their heavyweight tom mounts are excellent!

                    Your local Homebase (and probably B&Q also) for Aluminium U-Channel & plate plus nuts and bolts for cross-bearer arms to mount piezo triggers... they also sell the sticky foam tape.

                    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Electronic-Bits-and-Bobs for pre-wired piezos.

                    Dave.

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                    • #40
                      Hi all, its been a while so thought i'd put up a couple of more recent photoes of my ASDA plates HiHat.

                      for those that did'nt read further back i got these from ASDA for about 1 each and i'm really pleased with the results...





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                      • #41
                        Hey! they look well cool what's the dampener material?

                        I just noticed you have the conversion box for hi hat too? gonna build one soon, what kind of slider pot did you use? i have a 10k and a 100k from Maplins, they don't have any pcb board though unless ordered.

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                        • #42
                          Thanks mate. Yeah i got the 100k, it works pretty well but i would have been nice to get the 50K. i'm not very good at electronics but i'm not sure the 10k would have the full range between open and closed.

                          The dampener is a couple of old mousemats from work. These particular mats have quite stiff foam that reforms nice and quick.

                          I used pcb from maplins so you must just have been unlucky.

                          Anyone noticed how maplins is turning into a gadget shop?
                          for the past three times i've been in they've not even had any mono cabling.


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                          • #43
                            After reading this topic: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40578 and seeing BeyondStupidy's clever way of using a heat gun, cymbal and hoover to create some very nice looking plastic cymbals.

                            I thought they look really well done and was impressed but made me wonder If there was a replica gold acrylic out there for going for a metalic look and I came across this:
                            http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3mm-Gold-Safet...3286.m20.l1116

                            It isnt too expensive and they will cut you a nice big sheet to allow you to make as many cymbals as you like.

                            Just thought others may find it useful, Im pretty sure now this is how I will be making my practice cymbals then just putting a damper onto for the area I hit, with the piezo carefully secured underneath

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                            • #44
                              Stereo Sockets

                              Having tried two own-brand designs of stereo socket from Maplin I discovered a much better option that they sell made by Neutrik. Don't waste money on Maplin own-brand it is rubbish. http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223988.

                              Also, get cones direct from Roland who have an excellent spares dept.

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                              • #45
                                Any update on that gold acrylic Dougie?

                                I now have a heat gun so might give it a shot.

                                I agree with David and advise to stay clear of Maplins own brand if possible.
                                If your going to make your own cables the metal jack plugs are ok but the plastic ones break really easily.

                                Metal - http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=977

                                Plastic - http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=975


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