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  • Paint or Stain shells?

    I got a cheapy $50 kit to transfer all my electronics over to from my nice kit. The cheapy kit has wrap. I cut the tom shells down so I can adjust to proper height for me.

    I'm a big fan of wood grain. So, I thought piano white would look cool, and maybe paint or powder code the hardware black. But, not sure how piano white would look in stain. The end result is I want the shells to have a gloss.

    I'm sure you forum members have either painted or stained shells before. I don;t want to use a brush, and don;t want to use a spray can if paint is used.

    any thoughts on this?
    Yamaha Absolute Birch;Yamaha Oak Custom
    Paiste Cymbals; Zildjian Hybrid Cymbals
    DIY vdrums

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    If the kit only cost $50, my guess is that the wood grain under the wrap is really ugly. I wouldn't stain it unless the wood grain is something attractive.
    I think my work is done here.

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    • #3
      What kind of kit is it? Many lower-end kits uses plywood-like materials so it would probably not be any good looking grain as Tommy said. So I would go with painting the shells properly.

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      • #4
        Makes sense guys. It's a TKO kit....eeeek. Kids and instructional kis. New they are like 250. Paint it is. I'll make iit look like a million bucks lol.
        Yamaha Absolute Birch;Yamaha Oak Custom
        Paiste Cymbals; Zildjian Hybrid Cymbals
        DIY vdrums

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        • #5
          Cheaper woods or plys don't have a nice grain that birch, maple or mahogany have and you wouldn't see a nice effect if staining. Painting cheaper shells is definitely the better choice or wrapping them in a wood grain wrap. I wrapped mine in an American walnut finish that looks great from Bumwrap company.

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          • #6
            Well...
            I don't think these are too shaby! - Quite like these examples, actually!

            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/forum/ad...to-e-kit/page4
            Last edited by hairmetal-81; 03-03-14, 08:09 PM.


            "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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