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  • DIY Edrum links outside the US. Here's the place for your links, materials, etc.

    Right, so i keep struggling to find materials mentioned on here because the majority seem to be from shops based in the US.

    this thread is for myself and anyone else in the UK to share the suppliers and materials they have used or found.

    Cones -

    i so far have just gone for the sandblock type cone. i got mine from wilkinsons but i think you can get them a little cheaper from markets etc.. (there is a seller on ebay that does cones but i haven't tried them yet, UFO or something like that)


    Mesh Heads -

    Tdrum, i have three of these and i'm pleased with them only had a month so can't comment on durability.
    http://www.thomann.de/gb/tdrum_th12.htm (it will be shipped from Germany but checkout the full website, lots of edrum stuff and cheap so you can make it worthwhile)


    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Arcade-Music - arcade music usually have some, i have one. its a bit thicker than the Tdrum ones but only time will tell if that better.


    Rim Silencer -

    i found some rubber U-Channel on ebay but the seller no longer uses ebay. i have messaged him about the product and he would still be happy for custom so give him a shout andy-whitlock@tiscali.co.uk and quote 'BenCTheMusicMan from ebay put me onto you about your rubber U-Channel' (or something similar, and no i'm not on commission)

    bits and bobs, screws, bolts, rubber washers - wilkinsons


    Thats all i can think of for now so i best get back to work!

  • thedrummer101
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    Originally posted by redtide View Post

    Until now I haven't used any Poron except an original Roland cone for my snare, only EPDM, you need to contact Sogimi group and check for an agent near you from one of their affiliated companies.
    Yes, I know them and actually they don't sell small material order for testing and so on...
    How is the EPDM with Roland sound module?

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  • redtide
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    Originally posted by thedrummer101 View Post

    Do you have any detailed information about the Italian shop that sell the Poron? Do you also have some spare Poron to send me? If you like we can discuss in private
    Until now I haven't used any Poron except an original Roland cone for my snare, only EPDM, you need to contact Sogimi group and check for an agent near you from one of their affiliated companies.
    Last edited by redtide; 11-08-18, 12:41 PM.

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  • thedrummer101
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    Originally posted by redtide View Post

    It seems Poron is a bit expensive here in Europe; here in Italy the less expensive one is about 130 euro for a square meter with adhesive and I asked already in Germany, Hungary and UK resellers. Anyway I think I'll try soon to make some, meanwhile I did some for myself using soft EPDM foam.
    Do you have any detailed information about the Italian shop that sell the Poron? Do you also have some spare Poron to send me? If you like we can discuss in private

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  • Myrk-
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    Just a heads up we revised the Myrk- Instruments membrane switches to include a 3M adhesive backing to make it really quick and easy to install! Find them on ebay or private msg me here on the forum (based in UK but ship globally to all locations).

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  • redtide
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    Originally posted by x.x.x.x.x.x View Post
    I'd like to make some cones, but I don't find any Poron seller like McMaster-Carr in Europe
    It seems Poron is a bit expensive here in Europe; here in Italy the less expensive one is about 130 euro for a square meter with adhesive and I asked already in Germany, Hungary and UK resellers. Anyway I think I'll try soon to make some, meanwhile I did some for myself using soft EPDM foam.

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  • DGillespie
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    Anyone know of a current UK supplier of cones?

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  • x.x.x.x.x.x
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    I'd like to make some cones, but I don't find any Poron seller like McMaster-Carr in Europe

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  • Myrk-
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    For those needing curved membrane edge switches (dual zone / choke capability) for doing DIY cymbals I sell them on this forum in a range of sizes, as well as bell sizes. Check out the thread:

    https://www.vdrums.com/forum/marketp...or-diy-cymbals

    (As for the foam cones the company I was dealing with went bust! haha... Nevermind, might bring this back if people want it enough.)
    Last edited by Myrk-; 10-08-16, 02:42 AM.

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  • The_JinJ
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    5mm PVC tubing for rim silencer/protection

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=120972864249

    No affiliation to seller, just a decent price.

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  • Chrescht
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    When you need cheap foam cones let me know.
    I have a special machine to make them.
    If you need trigger Platforms let me also know.

    Greetings

    Chrescht

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  • Myrk-
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    I don't have any Roland foam cones so had to go off some measurements I found online. Gave the company my new drawing (see attached) and should be receiving 10 free samples in the next few days. If they are really good I should be able to sell them over the forum for cheaper than any other cone out there.
    Last edited by Myrk-; 01-29-16, 03:11 AM.

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  • Myrk-
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    Yer I know, proper diddy little things eh? I assume they must be for pads like the Roland PD-85 where the depth is much shallower so doesn't accomodate a full sized cone. Really this small size isn't great use to me in my current designs, but I will try one out to see if having a smaller cone improves performance. I notice rolands cones are very tall, and if you are a hard hitter the top nipple part of the cone moves slightly when you hit your mesh head (this is a Roland drum I'm talking about, not a self build!). I always thought a wider nipple or a larger diamater than height may correct this.

    Sounds like I'll go for a TD-20 or something eventually then... or maybe a TD-10 EXP (honestly I think the TD-10EXP sounds better live than the TD-20... call me crazy but this was discussed 5 or so years ago and I believe the general consensus agreed!) I already have enough other gear to learn to use at the moment (the SynthAxe, my Roland JD-XA, my MiniNova, my newest Korg Sampler purchase... all bought in the last few months - arg I have serious GAS for all musical equipment hahahaha).

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  • ignotus
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    16.3 mm high and a diameter of 20 mm? Those things are tiny! That's roughly half the size of a regular cone.

    I like the Megadrum module primarily because it's DIY (and also much cheaper if you build it yourself), but also because it has a ton of inputs and accepts practically any kind of pad, with an extensive range of parameters for fine-tuning. I can't compare it to any other module because I've never tried a commercial module. From what I've gathered, from others' opinions and from videos, my own experience, etc., it can be made to trigger just as well as any other module, but achieving that may (or may not) take a lot, and I mean a lot of patience. If you aren't afraid of tweaking, testing and tweaking again until you get things performing right (I don't mind doing that, for me the challenge is part of the fun), it's a very powerful piece of gear. If you are prone to frustration and aren't interested in learning how a heap of different parameters affect triggering, it might not be a good idea.

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  • Myrk-
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    Haha... I do the same - every time I see foam or rubber or almost any material I have to touch and squeeze it to see if it would be a better material on my drums... lol

    Your kit looks decent man, especially the cymbals (saw your post on them, good stuff)! How do you rate the Megadrum module? Is it easy to use etc? Or if I have the cash am I better off with a TD-20/30 (or even a Trigger I/O or TD-6 plugged into a PC)?

    By the way I got a response from the company on Alibaba (I have an account on there so can chat with them locally). They are happy to do small orders, and confirmed that they are built for electronic drums (wouldn't say which company they are supplying them to though, however they said they are supplying it to the "third company in the chain, not the end seller", and that it wasn't Yamaha or Roland - not sure which companies are paying third parties to build their cymbals for them?). They are a lot smaller than normal cones though, but at $1 US a cone it's cheap (they are actually sending me 20 as a free sample - if you are dealing with suppliers on Alibaba always tell them you are a company looking to mass produce thousands of drumkits, but that you are in testing/evaluation phase - they are far more likely to want to deal with you and send you stuff for free).

    Cone is 16.3mm high, rest of dimensions in mm. CatchECE8.jpg
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    Last edited by Myrk-; 01-13-16, 03:41 AM.

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