Tama granstar we-wrap project - Updated(09/08/08)almost done

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Postby xdoseonex » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:38 am

I bought a tama granstar kit for $75 yesterday. its in damn good condition for how old it is. but the wraps were an ugly yellow color, coming off and a bit scratched. So i started taking them off. Im' gonna re-wrap it. i'm thinkin rockenwraps. How much does it cost to wrap a standard 12,13,16,22 set (no snare)? how easy is the process? does rockenwraps send samples? any help would be much appreciated,
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Postby Timekeep69 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:05 am

Contact them. I think to do a 5 piece kit is about $300
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Postby xdoseonex » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:09 am

ouch. thats alot. Being that i got the kit for $75 and brand new heads top and bottom out of the clearence bin at work for $6 I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible. Maybe I'll wrap them in something else. anyone know if any companies send samples. if i went for wraps I'd like to see them before spending $300 on them
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Postby Timekeep69 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:13 am

Rockenwraps does send samples. You can try Cazdude.com too, he's supposed to be cheaper.
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Postby xdoseonex » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:24 am

thanks. I may want a snare to match the kit after its done.
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Postby Timekeep69 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:29 am

I can help you out with that. :D
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Postby Manzo » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:25 am

Have you ever thought about staining?

also, this site has some awesome wraps/dyes: http://www.drummaker.com/
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Postby Alan_ » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:28 am

the problem with staining is that if there's already a finish on the drum, you have to sand it off, and if the drum is wrapped, there's a chance that the wrap was put on the drum with adhesive and the adhesive can leave a permanent discoloration on the drum that no amount of sanding will take off. plus, getting a nice smooth surface can be difficult, and getting the final clear coat after staining to be nice and even is a nightmare.
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Postby Airborne Ranger » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:29 am

xdoseonex wrote:I bought a tama granstar kit for $75 yesterday. its in damn good condition for how old it is. but the wraps were an ugly yellow color, coming off and a bit scratched. So i started taking them off. Im'm gonna re-wrap it. i'm thinkin rockenwraps. How much does it cost to wrap a standard 12,13,16,22 set (no snare)? how easy is the process? does rockenwraps send samples? any help wopuld be much appreciated,


Another option is www.canalplasticscenter.com/index2.shtml they have a wrap for display boxes that can be used for drums, they offer it in many colors/styles and it comes in long roles so there will only be one seem on a bass drum. I haven't used it, but I've heard other drummers talk about it and they say it's the same thickness as conventional wrap but it's not marketed for drums per se. They do have a drum pictured on their homepage as to the uses of their wraps, best thing is, it's much cheaper than conventional wrap.
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Postby Timekeep69 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:10 pm

It looks like standard wrap.

Delmar makes what everyone uses for drum wrap. It not actually designed for drums, it only comes in 54" lengths which is why you have to use 2 pieces to wrap any drum over 16".
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Postby xdoseonex » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:20 pm

staining was my original plan. but there are these grooves where the plys meet so its gotta be covered with something.
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Postby Alan_ » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:28 pm

so the granstars are a wrap? I coulda sworn they were finished.
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Postby xdoseonex » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:15 pm

Alan_ wrote:so the granstars are a wrap? I coulda sworn they were finished.


granstar customs were finished, granstars are wrapped
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Postby vincemie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:55 pm

i owned a granstar for many years, it was wrapped
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Postby xdoseonex » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:46 pm

I'm almost done taking the wraps off. I just have the bass drum to go. I relized today that the kit still has the original tama heads on it the inside of the shell is untouched (besides the damage i did getting the badges off)and the bearing edges are flawless
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