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Old 01-16-2015, 12:27 PM
randy73 randy73 is offline
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Default Re: 17" Tenor to Bass drum conversion

Thanks guys!
Mitch, the burn marks show my lack of experience at keeping a continuos motion while trying to keep the hoop flat on the table. Felt like I needed 4 hands!
I am planning on finish sanding and going the standard black paint on these. I don't think clear maple or stain would look as good with silver or green.
I'm still on the fence though. Clear maple and green might look OK.
I should make some good progress toward finishing these this weekend.
More pics to come.....
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:28 PM
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Mitch, the burn marks show my lack of experience at keeping a continuos motion while trying to keep the hoop flat on the table. Felt like I needed 4 hands!
Well I still think they look cool, though admittedly I'm a weirdo about that kind of stuff. If you darkened them a bit with stain or oil I think they'd look great with the green and blue sparkle.

However they're decidedly your drums...

Mitch
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:14 PM
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All finished up. I've been playing the green kit and they sound amazing! I'm very impressed with the 17" drums as bass drums. Super punchy and very powerful for their size. Funny, I asked my wife what she thought of their sound and she said "they sound more woody than your Rogers drums". She hit the nail right on the head. These are very warm and "woody"!
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:30 PM
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Oh man! You didn't play around Randy. One in clubdate and one in classic setup. Love the colors too. The playon plastic head on the green one is great! Well done.

Mike
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:37 PM
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Randy - I'm completely blown away! You couldn't buy two kits like those for love or money. The faucet handle T-rods on the bass drum of the clubbie kit is a home run. They look great, both kits.

Jazz-city Here we come!

Excellent work. Respect.

John

PS - Mike Layton! Dude, you're way too shy. You have some of the coolest drums in creation and nobody knows about them. You have to start doing some threads on your stuff. I know you for years and I haven't seen but a piddly of what you have. You've put together some amazing kits and drums... show them off! That's what we all do here, jump in, the water's fine. I want to see more of your drums please. J
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:01 AM
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Thank you both for the compliments! I will set the silver kit up this weekend and get some time playing it as well!
Mike, I agree with John here. Let's see what you're hiding!
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:54 PM
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Stunning kits Randy! They look so fun to play! Agree with John on the Club Date T-rods.

Just super!

Mitch
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:46 PM
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Thanks Mitch! They are fun to play!
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Old 04-16-2020, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: 17" Tenor to Bass drum conversion

So I have a WFL 17X12 and I want to do what was done above in this thread.
Does anyone have any 18" hoops that they would want to sell?

As a bass, this tennor drum should sound killer it has calfskin heads in great shape and 3 ply with a mahogany interior.
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Old 04-16-2020, 07:42 PM
Pedal_Pusher Pedal_Pusher is offline
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Default Re: 17" Tenor to Bass drum conversion

A drum partner in crime of mine used to make rope tensioned drums and he bought raw unglued wooden hoops in various sizes from Cooperman Fifes and Drums in Vermont. They have changed ownership recently and seem to be concentrating on their drum sticks, but it might be worth checking in with them. Good luck!
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