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    Russ inspired me!
    keller shells
    8ply 22x20 bass drum
    6ply 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 (im still thinking about the snare)
    2 bass drum hoops, 6 hoops for the toms. spurs etc.

    basically the things im unsure of and i need help is the different kinds of hoops lol. um, if i need to get drilling done by the company im ordering this stuff from?

    im just unsure where and what my checklist needs to be to do this. maybe i should just order a tom? and do one peice at a time and make sure its what i want? idk..i needs ideas!

    thanks guys!
    12x5 Pork Pie Lil Squeeler Snare
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    22x20 kick
    10x7 rack tom
    12x8 rack tom
    16x14 floor tom

    14" Sabian B8 Hi Hats
    17" Alpha Metal Crash
    19" Alpha Metal Crash
    20" B8 Ride

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    I found great deals on lugs and such from Billy Blast drums. Everything you need to build a set. He is a nice guy and is based in California. He builds some killer drum sets too.

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    i want to fidel and make my own drum out of pvc pipe for fun.

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    i would talk to the people at the place that your buying the shells from , im sure they would guide you through it . and answer your questions about the drilling.. plus Russ just built a snare ,, maybe he could help you out ..
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    Hey that's very cool to be considering drmn. I recommend you figure out exactly what parts you need for each drum before ordering though. It's a smart idea in your first project to let the company do the drilling, until you feel comfortable doing it yourself. Hope it all goes well for you, and welcome to the world of DIY/custom! Make sure you know which sites have which stuff, and who sells the cheapest. Knowing the best sources for parts is going to be half the battle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmn4life View Post
    Russ inspired me!
    keller shells
    8ply 22x20 bass drum
    6ply 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 (im still thinking about the snare)
    2 bass drum hoops, 6 hoops for the toms. spurs etc.

    basically the things im unsure of and i need help is the different kinds of hoops lol. um, if i need to get drilling done by the company im ordering this stuff from?

    im just unsure where and what my checklist needs to be to do this. maybe i should just order a tom? and do one peice at a time and make sure its what i want? idk..i needs ideas!

    thanks guys!
    I want to do the same thing because Ive never had a new set and have been playing the one I have now for over 30 years.

    My plans were to make the snare first to see how hard and time consuming it is and if it works out then do the rest of the set.

    I just dont have enough spare time right now, but I still want to do a snare one of these days.

    Let us know how you make out with it.
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    I would love to build my own set but I dont have that kind of guts, I would really screw that up. Good luck on that one.....Love to see the finished product....
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    Sounds like a lot of fun...good luck!

    Russ is the man at this kind of stuff so he could probably help you out through the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonefishin View Post

    Let us know how you make out with it.
    I hope he doesn't make out with it. That would just be weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    I hope he doesn't make out with it. That would just be weird.
    I would make out with a "special" snare if I had one.
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    ^Me too. We're married. Jk jk..

    On a side note, sent you a pm with some handy info drmn. Hope it sets you ship in the right direction.
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    if double bass is cheating then so is using two sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    I hope he doesn't make out with it. That would just be weird.
    ............I should have seen that one comin from a mile away, what was I thinkin.



    Quote Originally Posted by xweasel View Post
    I would make out with a "special" snare if I had one.:
    Im not quite sure how to even reply to your statement.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    I hope he doesn't make out with it. That would just be weird.

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    On a more related note, i'm a big fan of 10 ply for snares- as I seem to get a nice balance of volume and resonance with them(I like 8 for everything else). 8 and 10 are probably my favorite ply counts for custom kits hands down. Another cool thing, is if you ever want an add on drum of another size, it will always be available- you just order the finish with the other parts/size you need and you got your add on.
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    RIP- Frank, Wolvie, Les Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I wish I was your wife
    Quote Originally Posted by amdrummer View Post
    if double bass is cheating then so is using two sticks

    Forum Rules
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    No metronome?
    The Rudiments

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmn4life View Post
    Russ inspired me!
    keller shells
    8ply 22x20 bass drum
    6ply 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 (im still thinking about the snare)
    2 bass drum hoops, 6 hoops for the toms. spurs etc.

    basically the things im unsure of and i need help is the different kinds of hoops lol. um, if i need to get drilling done by the company im ordering this stuff from?

    im just unsure where and what my checklist needs to be to do this. maybe i should just order a tom? and do one peice at a time and make sure its what i want? idk..i needs ideas!

    thanks guys!
    Hey welcome to DrumChat drmn4life! From Sac huh? Cool...I used to live there. Good luck on the build! Post up some pic when you get started!

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    Hi drmn4life. you will need to make considerations regarding bearing edges and snare beds. Are you going to have them done for you or do them yourself? I have built quite a few snare drums, shell sand all, so I could probably give you some help if time allows (looks like we're neighbors). Also, don't drill any holes untill you have all of your hardware in hand so that you can get an accurate mock up with accurate measurements.


    Tony

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    hey everyone thanks a lot for the advice, but i think i have decided against building a drumset, cuz i pretty much need a drumset pretty badly lol, and if i build one i risk messing up or not being happy with it. alsoi feel like like building a custom drum kit should be good for me once i have a good amount of change in my pocket, as a little project. know what i mean? but prolly def in the future im going too, maybe even at the end this year, i still might make a custom snare tho, i have that pork pie lil squeeler one and i dont like the way its recorded for some reason..but ya..thanks everyone!
    12x5 Pork Pie Lil Squeeler Snare
    Ddrum Reflex
    22x20 kick
    10x7 rack tom
    12x8 rack tom
    16x14 floor tom

    14" Sabian B8 Hi Hats
    17" Alpha Metal Crash
    19" Alpha Metal Crash
    20" B8 Ride

    Pearl Powershifter Eliminator Double Pedal w/red offset cam

    www.facebook.com/thebattleofmidway

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