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  • My DIY beginnings:

    Well, after debating whether or not to make my own half-drums or convert a complete set, I decided on the full set. The wife got me the Gibraltar V-Rack for Christmas (the 3 sided station) and we went to buy the drums yesterday. She also got me a Zildjian ZBT 3-Pack to help me get started on the cymbals. I decided the drum set would be the PDP X7 black to silver sparkle fade.

    Here's the shot before I begin the conversion process. I have acquired all of the cones, piezos, a TD-10, an Alesis Trigger IO, and will be working on expanding the setup as finances see fit (about a month away from completion, minus G.A.S. problems)

    I did a second trip yesterday to pick up a hi-hat stand, snare stand, and some extra clamps for the rack setup.

    Here's what I have so far:




    Dan
    Dan

  • #2
    I love your Tom sizes. And that rack is The sparkle fade thing is kickass also. Are you gonna keep posting your progress? I think I can speak for many when I say we love that sorta thing around here.

    Good luck!

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    • #3
      whey more DIY I have gone for the Halfs. I have got 4 10" toms out of 2 drums and 2 12" snares soon to be completed

      Looks fantastic. Why don't you mount the floor toms?

      Keep us updated

      Cheers
      Tom

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Greenbutmean View Post
        I love your Tom sizes. And that rack is The sparkle fade thing is kickass also. Are you gonna keep posting your progress? I think I can speak for many when I say we love that sorta thing around here.

        Good luck!

        Yeah, I'll be posting pics of progress until it's finished. I just ran out of money this paycheck with the biggest purchases now out of the way.
        Dan

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        • #5
          Stunning looking kit!
          . digitalDrummer
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          • #6
            Beautiful kit! Congrats.

            Can't wait to see more!
            TD-6V, TD-3, KD-8, PD-85BK (snare), PD-8 (T1, T2, T3), CY-8 (Crash 1-2, Ride), FD-8/CY-5 (Hi-Hat).

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            • #7
              That kit looks good and will make a great eKit. Keep in mind that building edrums for Roland modules is a little different than building for an Alesis Trigger I/O. I'm only stating this because I noticed that you have listed both a Roland and an Alesis I/O as some of your gear. Roland proprietary dual zone wiring doesn't work well with the Alesis trigger I/O and wiring a dual zone for the Alesis doesn't work that well with Roland modules. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your progress.
              alesisDRUMMER.com

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              • #8
                SWEET!

                Can't wait to see the end result... thanks for sharing!
                Jack

                Sabre's Album

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tomrbland View Post
                  Why don't you mount the floor toms?
                  Tom
                  I will be mounting the toms eventually, but the problem is that with a finish like that, if I turn them upside-down, then it will look goofy. I'm thinking of lowering the rack on the right, and putting in an arm upside down so I can mount them, but still in the low position.
                  Dan

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                  • #10
                    you could just use one of these http://www.loadsadrumstuff.co.uk/USE...IM%20MOUNT.JPG

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                    • #11
                      Love that kit! Keep posting your progress...

                      Although not as spectacular as your kit - my a to e kit project is in an album attached to my user name.
                      TD-20 (non expanded), acoustic look DIY a to e conversion - some cake pan/ some crossbar method. DIY cymbals, VH-12 :-)
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tomrbland View Post
                        Yeah, good point, that way it would keep the isolation mount going as well
                        Dan

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                        • #13
                          Ok, well here's a bit of an update.

                          I just got the rest of my cymbal stands, most of my cymbals (have 2 more coming) and will need to get a couple more clamps for the rack. But here's what I've got so far:




                          Sorry for the crappy quality, but it was from my iphone. I am starting on the actual conversion process. I have most trigger bars built, and have the MB-96 boxes ready to stuff with jacks and piezos. I did buy one of JMan's 3-zone ride trigger to give it a try. If it goes well, I'll just outfit all the cymbals with his triggers. I got my heads a while back and all the drums have the Hart heads with Pearl mesh bottoms.

                          I have the hi-hat, mini-hats, ride and 10" splash covered in PVC so far, but have more on order. One of the crashes coming will go where the mini-hats are, and I'm not sure where the other one will go. I also have a PD-120 and PD-105 that I'll try to integrate in there somehow. I should have enough inputs (hopefully)

                          I got my DW5000 pedals, and an FD-8 to convert my hi-hat stand. This all is going through a TD-10 and Alesis Trigger IO into BFD2 to start.

                          It's a slow process, but I'm anxious to start playing again.
                          Dan

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                          • #14
                            Beautiful kit dhanisch!

                            Love the silver sparkle fade with white Hart heads and Z-cymbals.
                            TD-20exp module/TD-10exp * VH-12 hh * Gibraltar hh stand * 4 Hart Hammers * 2-22" kicks w/Pintech triggers & Blastech mesh * 1-14" snare w/Pintech triggers & Hart mesh *2-10", 2-12" & 2-14" roto toms w/Quartz triggers & Hart mesh * 7 PCY-150 cymbals

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                            • #15
                              Geez...That kit is almost to pretty to do that
                              A to E Yamaha / Yamaha Cymbals / Mac Mini

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