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Old 07-26-2018, 11:55 AM
microswitch microswitch is offline
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Default Calculating wrap material

If you are like me, you probably trying to get the best deal on things you need, willing to pay for the good stuff but not wasting money neither.
As I was calculating the amount of wrap material I need for my Rogers Holiday, I realized that buying pieces pre-cut would cost me about 20- 25% more than buying full sheet . So I figure buying the full sheet and cutting it myself to size would save me at least that much. So I dust-up my CAD program and enter size and dimension in my software to get the most out of the 27x54 standard sheet.
I realized something very curious. Because anything over 16" diam. requires two piece of wrap, there would have been too much waste of material. however this is true for SOME type of wrap.
WE have the tendency to use the wrap material along the 54" length. So in the case of a 12x8 and 13x9 there is too much left over , along the 27" length. But this same wrap left over could be used for the bottom piece of the 24" bass drum, instead of buying another sheet. Simply by using this piece height-wise instead of length wise we can achieve this great saving. However this is only true for Sparkle, glass glitter, solid color and SOME pearls, certainly NOT for a wrap with a lengthwise design like bowling ball or onyx etc etc.
I apply this idea to my project of Blue Glass Glitter, and instead of 4 sheet ( I have a 12x8, 13x19, 15x12, 16x16, 18x16 and 24x14) I could get away with 3 sheet so instead of $460.00 It would cost me $345.00. And if I compare it to the pre-cut cost of $580.00 you can see the saving.
Wrap material has gotten so expensive lately few people realizes, when they find a great deal on a vintage drum set, that the wrap will cost them more that the kit itself.
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Mr.Toast Mr.Toast is offline
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Wow! I have yet to re-wrap a kit, cuz I'm still a noob to the vintage drum thing, but I had no idea how expensive it could be. I will no longer poke fun at those who use some make-shift wrap material like linoleum flooring.

Good information. Your geometry teacher would be proud of your problem solving.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:10 PM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
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I'm very aware of how much it now costs to wrap a kit using Delmar products. Even more if you have it done professionally! This is exactly why companies such as Walopus and Bum Wrap have gained in popularity. Some years back, I rescued a 3pc Sound Percussion kit from a thrift store for only $25. The black wrap was bubbled all over! Purchased Dark Abalone Pearl from Jammin' Sam for close to $250. I used the tape method and the kit came out great! Add in the cost to build a 4.5x14 snare drum and that $25 bargain gets really expensive. Oh yeah, I also recently swapped the original Pearl-style lugs for Gretsch-style lugs and the costs just keep going up! Still, that original 3pc was "only" $25!

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Old 07-27-2018, 08:02 AM
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MicroS
Any chance you can share your layout with us, similar to the Precision Drum wrap page on how to order wrap? I would love to know as I have a few orphan shells I could do and yes saving cash is always great!
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Old 07-28-2018, 10:13 PM
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Great work, microswitch!


I know that Precision and Walopus will cut full sheets to size for free if you just ask.

They'll send you the whole sheet, just in the sizes you specify. They'll send the scraps, etc.
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:01 PM
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Great work, microswitch!


I know that Precision and Walopus will cut full sheets to size for free if you just ask.

They'll send you the whole sheet, just in the sizes you specify. They'll send the scraps, etc.
also, we are not limited to 54". We make them as long as needed to cover any size drum with a single piece.
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