This project has been on the backburner for a long time, mainly due to a lack of available parts. I suppose I could always just go out and buy new parts for it, but finding / scouring for parts was actually part of the fun.
Originally I wanted to assemble a kit suitable for home practice, but the more I think about it, the more I started thinking: “Might as well go big and make a giant practice kit, do something that haven’t been done before”.
So there was the plan. To make a double bass practice kit with reversable toms with mesh heads.Â Regular drumheads on one side, mesh head on another, change from practice to show in minutes, without any re-tuning required.
I also wanted to experiment with shallow shells, so I brought the drums to my carpenter friend and had everything cut down in half except for the floor tom. I need thundering floor toms.
Part 1 :
The drums that I got had a stainless steel wrap covering and I planned to reuse the wraps initially. However once I started cutting the shells I realized it’s next to impossible to undo any bends and cuts to stainless steel wraps – at least not with household tools.
I did my best to trim off / grind off the rough edges and finished 3 toms and the floor tom with the stainless steel wrap . So this is part 1 of my project, my first and probably last attempt at tempering with stainless steel wrap.