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    I have been building an e-drum set from and old acoustic set and everything was going fine until I got to the head material and the foam for the cones.
    After trying out loads of different types of foam and almost ending up buying some Roland ones I came cross these which work brilliantly.
    Being a teacher I use small A4 whiteboard alot with the students and it just so happens that the foam erasers they use to clean these board make perfect foam trigger.. I have found that for my drums semi-circle triggers work better than cones but the foam material is brilliant, not to firm but not to soft. The foam eraser is easy to come by at most craft shops and is very inexpensive.
    For the drum heads I decided to use wind surfing sale material which also works amazingly well, not silent, but easy to make silent adding cotton wool type foam under the drum head. This will not effect the playability of the head but makes it almost silent. Just though I would share and hope it may help someone.

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    Ive found also a new material yesterday. Is the same ive used but in bigger formats. 50mmX50mmX225mm . To make about 4 to 6 cones. I need only a method to make them. Any suggestions?

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    • #3
      try this method http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26778

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nzdrummer View Post
        dont have a jig. Any other economic method.
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        • #5
          hmmmm cut a rough cone shape with a stanley knife then put a electric plane in a vice upside down and shape it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nzdrummer View Post
            hmmmm cut a rough cone shape with a stanley knife then put a electric plane in a vice upside down and shape it.
            is there any posibility with a wire and electricity? something like that... i dont know mayby an iron or so?

            Ciao
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            • #7
              glue sandpaper inside a funnel, thread a bolt through the funnel tightly, using the protruding bolt, attach to a drill and shape your cone. Works pretty slick. I can't remember who's idea it was but I learned it here a couple of years ago.
              The blues are here to take me and to drag me down to hell...

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              • #8
                Here it is...

                Originally posted by Shiny View Post
                glue sandpaper inside a funnel, thread a bolt through the funnel tightly, using the protruding bolt, attach to a drill and shape your cone. Works pretty slick. I can't remember who's idea it was but I learned it here a couple of years ago.
                I never tried it, but came across it just before reading this thread.

                http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.p...ghlight=funnel

                Tomlin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tinaso View Post
                  is there any posibility with a wire and electricity? something like that... i dont know mayby an iron or so?

                  Ciao
                  Hot wires do not work well with some closed-cell foams plus the dangerous fumes. An electric carving knife works a treat...they can be had for around $10 or less in the US.
                  chris :D

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