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    Hi gang

    After much deliberation and several glasses of wine I have decided to use/convert my aged Pearl Maxwin kit into the bulk of my e-drum kit.

    The advantage is I have all the Hardware and shells I could ever need and I can finally set my kit height to my own design as being 6'7" the Roland rack just isn't tall enough, I have posted an album with my current TD6 setup for what it's worth and I am building a shopping list of parts needed such as Roland baskets and cones, pickup's and jacks tape super glue and mesh heads.

    Once I have all the bits and bobs I shall begin scrapping my knuckles and swearing while I build my own e-drum kit.

    I am also going to keep my TD6 to power and run one half of my kit with my TD10(when it turns up) running my dual zone parts.

    Watch this space...lol

    N.
    TD-12 VEX TMC-6 A2E kit 16 pieces and growing and a cursed left handed child of the devil.

  • #2
    I'm looking forward to following your progress Navare. I love the look of acoustic kits converted to e kits.
    With two modules, you should have plenty of inputs too

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    • #3
      Well it's 2x 10" and 2x 12" e-drums first as I have double braced stands plus all the fittings I need...can't wait will start stripping and prep work tomorrow, it's just the cutting of the shells that bothers me.

      N.



      Originally posted by SuperPuss View Post
      I'm looking forward to following your progress Navare. I love the look of acoustic kits converted to e kits.
      With two modules, you should have plenty of inputs too
      TD-12 VEX TMC-6 A2E kit 16 pieces and growing and a cursed left handed child of the devil.

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      • #4
        Navare that sounds like it will be a nice set-up. You got to post some pictures when you are finished. Even though once you get into v-drumming and vdrums.com you are never finished. Just done for the moment.

        Good luck
        Vinny.
        Roland TD-8 Mod, DIY burgandy Mapex drums 12" snare, 8" 10" and 12" rack toms, 14" rack floor tom, 22" Bass drum , 3 cy-15r cymbals, one for the ride 2 for the crashes and cy-14c for hi hat.

        Songs i've recorded using my old TD-7

        My drum kit

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Navare View Post
          it's just the cutting of the shells that bothers me.

          N.
          That's what I like to hear!! It's twice as nice if you slice
          If you are using a table saw I can show you a neat jig to simplify the process.
          chris :D

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          • #6
            The shell cutting was the thing I was least looking forward to with my toms but it actually ended up being pretty simple. I borrowed Dad's jigsaw with a blade with diagonal teeth rather than ones designed to cut on the upstroke. That prevented damaging of the wraps.
            I used plenty of masking tape on the shells and drew my cut guidelines on it.
            For the cutting, I placed a couple of pieces of foam in my bench vice and clamped the shell in that.
            I posted full details and photo's in my kit evolution thread HERE

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            • #7
              Souunds like a great plan. Can't wait to see the progress.
              Roland Td-11KV, Alesis SamplePad, DW5000 pedal, Vater 7A sticks.

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              • #8
                First problem

                Ahh I have hit my first snag...

                Pulling my Maxwin's out of the cupboard I have discovered the 10" drum has a single middle lug design with bolt in either end where as the 12" has two sing rings of lugs so I can cut the shell clean in half.

                What size baskets are available from Roland do they do a 14"?

                Looks like it might be just the 2x12" for now if not

                N.
                TD-12 VEX TMC-6 A2E kit 16 pieces and growing and a cursed left handed child of the devil.

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                • #9
                  You don't have to cut them. Though then you don't double your drum yield.

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                  • #10
                    I vote for not cutting. I like full-sized shells.

                    Roland baskets are only available in 10" and 12".
                    sigpic

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                    • #11
                      I am still going to cut as the lighter shellls will hang better on the hardware I have, I can use the lugs on my 16" floor tom as retro fits on my two 10" half shells I hope but I need to know how deep are the Roland baskets?

                      On my 12" cut in two I have 4" on each shell is this enough to house the Roland Baskets? Or can I only make a single 10 and 12 this is before I start cutting.

                      I guess I could buy another set of 10x12 toms but would really rather not, the stripping of the 12" has shown up lots of holes for tension mount and vent holes I have to fill somehow the liist goes on...lol
                      TD-12 VEX TMC-6 A2E kit 16 pieces and growing and a cursed left handed child of the devil.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Andy

                        Just taken out my PD 105 (10" basket) and it's exactly 3 inches deep, it also has a small round metal plate with rubber suspension mounts to cater for the head cone, not sure if that's included as part the actual basket ...

                        http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...ious/007-1.jpg

                        http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...ious/008-1.jpg

                        http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...ious/009-2.jpg

                        If you plan on keeping the Pearl kit as partly complete then it's worth searching here on Mystic Fred's A to E conversion. Fred combined his V kit and the acoustic kit to make one killer set up.

                        http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.p...ic+fred&page=2

                        The crossbar is a good alternative to the basket and available in lengths from B and Q, sanding block foam is also quite good for the toms instead of Roland cones, i pay 25p for a block and can get a half dozen cones (squares) from it ... here's a thread for in interesting conversion that i liked ... that included the block foam. As the toms dont rely on Positional Detection anything will trigger them really, of course the Roland baskets and cones are the best but my idea of doing a diy was to make as much as poss myself. If u wanna keep the floor tom intact i have loadsa single lugs if ya want em ...

                        http://edrums.info/

                        Dave
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