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Postby Shutt94 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:14 pm

Heya ya'll. Been looking at the beautiful drums i've seen made, and I think i'd like to try my hand at it. I think I just want to do one drum for now, but I really have no idea where to start. I'd like to do either a snare or a floor tom. If I did a snare, i'd stain it, don't really like wraps on snares. If I do a floor tom though, i'd like to get it to match my old Tama Swingstar in "Misty Chrome", and I don't know if I could do this. So, if anyone would like to point me in the right direction? Are there any places where you can buy all the hardware you need for this sort of thing? I've been reading, and I know I wouldn't want to drill the holes in the drums myself, as I don't trust myself to this kind of thing. So, if anyone knows anymuch on this subject, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: I'd Like To Try My Hand At Building...

Postby metldrummer2112 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:16 pm

http://www.precisiondrum.com/

just make sure you check out the services page so you can get all the information you need on getting everything drilled. i think you have to specify everything when you order from them
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Re: I'd Like To Try My Hand At Building...

Postby shine.fm-youth » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:28 pm

drums - pacific LX
cymbals - saluda black mist, voodoo
pedals - axis, iron cobra
gear - DW, rock n' sock
sticks - vic firth
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Re: I'd Like To Try My Hand At Building...

Postby metldrummer2112 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:33 pm

shine.fm-youth wrote:http://www.drumsmylife.com/general-drum-parts-t11493.html


Still shadowing every topic I post in, eh Shine? Haha just kiddin' man :mrgreen:

But yeah if you want to do this you have to know what everything is an all the measurments of the tension rods, lugs, strainer etc. for the size of drum you're building. If you haven't already, you should do some serious research on this so you don't buy parts you can't use. But definately do it. It's a great opportunity and a lot of fun.

But if you're goign to stain the snare, make sure you know how to use stain first. That's how I ruined the first drums I refinished =P
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Re: I'd Like To Try My Hand At Building...

Postby johnisonfire » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:39 pm

I prefer Drummaker.com and Drumfoundry.com to order parts off of because it's less expensive than Precision and much easier to order online from.
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