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    I have priced it to build... the biggest thing is getting the pd-120. I can make toms all day long, but the snare is the heart of the kit. Would much rather have the pd-120 and build toms as I get extra money here and there. It was going to cost over $3500 buying a rack, lugs, shells, heads, brain, cymbal pads, etc...

    DJourg, Buy you some old toms or shells in sizes 8", 10" or 12". You can cut the shells in half and get 2 drums from one tom. Example would be an 8"x12" tom cut in half to make 2 4"x12" floor toms. I got an 8"x12" off ebay for $40.

    Follow the instructions at http://members.aol.com/acoustictrigger/intro.html for building the triggers.

    buy you some mesh heads from a Roland dealer.

    Get some hardware to mount the drums.

    If you want to match the roland lugs, goto http://www.leecustom.com/drum.shells.htm and get the bravo lugs.

    You can cover the drums with contact paper or vinyl drum covering. I used 10 mil clear mylar sheets. I painted the inside and spray-glued the plastic to the shell. The mylar is facing out, so it forms a clear coat on the shell and protects the paint from scratching and chipping.

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    This ending up in the wrong place... see