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Post Wed May 28, 2008 11:09 am

I'm looking at a range of custom drum builders in the UK to get quotes to find the best deal. Here are a few:


http://www.animalcustomdrums.co.uk/index.html

http://www.kddrums.co.uk/

http://www.drumshop.co.uk/productlist.php?id=260 (A shop which will get Shine drums)

http://www.fvfdrums.co.uk/

http://www.soundattak.co.uk/productlist.asp?sectID=86&catID=86&parentID=41 (Another shop which will do OCDP)


What I really want to know is, how do I know im getting my moneys worth? I have read some reviews - but they are opinions! I want proper facts on the quality.
If you can help that would be brilliant!
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Post Wed May 28, 2008 1:50 pm

if you ask here bro, you're still getting opinions.
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 7:06 am

NH wrote:if you ask here bro, you're still getting opinions.


haha yeah i supose. But then there are guys on here who really do know what theyre talking about.
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 3:42 pm

have you heard of Jalapeno Drums? I met the owner and builder, David once on a drum show here in Amsterdam. He even makes his own shells by hand. His specialty are drumsets that fit inside eachother, the bassdrum opens up with a few simple rubber thingies, as does the floortom. Great sounding drums still.
So, they are pretty expensive, but the dude knows what he's doing and you're not getting Keller shells. Not saying there's anything wrong with Keller shells, this way it's just even custom-er.
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 3:50 pm

actually, now I'm looking at the prices, they're really not that bad for hand-made drums!
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Post Fri May 30, 2008 4:47 am

dedrummervanrolf wrote:have you heard of Jalapeno Drums? I met the owner and builder, David once on a drum show here in Amsterdam. He even makes his own shells by hand. His specialty are drumsets that fit inside eachother, the bassdrum opens up with a few simple rubber thingies, as does the floortom. Great sounding drums still.
So, they are pretty expensive, but the dude knows what he's doing and you're not getting Keller shells. Not saying there's anything wrong with Keller shells, this way it's just even custom-er.
www.jalapenodrums.co.uk


Yes, I do know o Jalepeno drums. The Rhythm magazine did a review on them, and I think they scored quite highly. Yeah, thanks, ill look further into them!
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Post Fri May 30, 2008 5:09 am

FvF are dead good, Jalepeno just win it with the quality

FvF will make you anything out of anything though
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Post Fri May 30, 2008 5:57 am

Rem wrote:FvF are dead good, Jalepeno just win it with the quality

FvF will make you anything out of anything though


FVF is the company that I have looked at the most, if you know what i mean. I was just wandering if their quality was GOOD. because if im spending a grand and a half (£) on their products, i want them to be GOOD.
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Post Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:07 am

Vanden wrote:
Rem wrote:FvF are dead good, Jalepeno just win it with the quality

FvF will make you anything out of anything though


FVF is the company that I have looked at the most, if you know what i mean. I was just wandering if their quality was GOOD. because if im spending a grand and a half (£) on their products, i want them to be GOOD.


I would go for Jalapenos. David is a really cool guy, his drums sound and look amazing and he really knows what he's doing.

I am personally considering buying a Jalapeno snaredrum. I'm thinking about Medicine Man too, but shipping is just ridiculously expensive.
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Post Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:49 am

Yeah PJ told me shipping to the UK would be as much as the kit itself!
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Post Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:53 am

this is useful
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