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Old 01-01-2019, 10:52 PM
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Default How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

I acquired a 22" and a 12" red sparkle B/O pointe badge 3 ply Ludwig. I added a 16" ft 3ply rewrapped to match. I sold the kit to a guy for $750. Now he's asking me what I would charge to rewrap it in blue sparkle. I've never rewrapped anything for money. he bluse sparkle wrap from Jammin sams cost $169.99. How much should I charge to do this. Plus I might add a 13" tom to the deal.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

Figure your approximate hours and decide what it is worth to you an hour- I do Artwork and people say I charge too little- if it is 'fun' for me- (I'm retired)- I charge less- more difficult/tedious- I charge more. I did a 3 piece last year for $300 -they supplied wrap. I have done sanding, wrapping, bearing edges, painting- and ranged from $10 to $45 an hour... depends on your area and what you think they'll pay I guess! Around here (Midwest) you're lucky in the $20 range. (BTW- I'd rather have kept the red!!)
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

At my shop I charge $75 per hour for furniture upholstery and $100 per hour for automotive interiors. He said he would strip the shells. I'm sure he intends to remove the lugs. I can't remember if the original wrap goes into the seam of the shell. Im pretty sure it will be a lot of work to remove the factory wrap. If I wrap over the original it will be hard to find heads that wil fit I was thinking about using Jammin Sams tape method to install the new wrap. I prefer the glue method.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

There you go= you have a standard/ stick to it. In my area (Iowa) I do auto upholstery and they balk at $40 an hour/ Now I'm no top-notch genius but my Street Rod interiors have won awards at Goodguys.......but getting more $$$??? They just say they'll call back and don't... Good Luck and glue by all means... Glad you can get what you are worth!
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

I would call a drum shop that does repairs and get a quote from them. then knock off 15% or 20% what they would charge.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:58 PM
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There you go= you have a standard/ stick to it. In my area (Iowa) I do auto upholstery and they balk at $40 an hour/ Now I'm no top-notch genius but my Street Rod interiors have won awards at Goodguys.......but getting more $$$??? They just say they'll call back and don't... Good Luck and glue by all means... Glad you can get what you are worth!
I'm 3rd generation in the auto trim and upholstery business. I have 15 employees total, 5 on auto and 8 furniture and 2 office and Me lol. I enjoy going to car shows and seeing out work all over the place. It's so cool to see our work in numerous magazines. Restoring drums is a big hobby of mine, but it's not too different from installing a vinyl top, or a complete interior restoration on a 57 t-bird or 64 corvette. Restoring drums comes very easy with that kind of experience. So turn a hobby into a job. Then it's work. I get to choose the jobs I want to do.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:12 PM
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Figure your approximate hours and decide what it is worth to you an hour- I do Artwork and people say I charge too little- if it is 'fun' for me- (I'm retired)- I charge less- more difficult/tedious- I charge more. I did a 3 piece last year for $300 -they supplied wrap. I have done sanding, wrapping, bearing edges, painting- and ranged from $10 to $45 an hour... depends on your area and what you think they'll pay I guess! Around here (Midwest) you're lucky in the $20 range. (BTW- I'd rather have kept the red!!)
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

Hi Poppy

I've seen your work over the years and it's all been top-notch.
Here's a link to the Precision Drums website regarding their re-wrapping and wrap removal charging structure.
Might be a guide for you...??

Kev

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Old 01-02-2019, 08:06 PM
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Hi Poppy

I've seen your work over the years and it's all been top-notch.
Here's a link to the Precision Drums website regarding their re-wrapping and wrap removal charging structure.
Might be a guide for you...??

Kev

LINK
Very good Info. Thanks! I was thinking about $300 for the 3 piece
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:43 AM
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Default Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

EXTREMELY cool stuff poppy! Keep those ideas flowing- I'm all alone in my 'artsy endeavors' (no workers but ME)- and have kinda gotten a bit away from the cars- did an interior this Summer but have been playing more with my band lately- I could see those stools in a Hard Rock cafe.... lotsa talent man- charge more for the rewrap!
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