2004 Restoration Project

This is my first full blown project: buying broken and stray parts and pieces and making them into a working drumset.

End cost: $500. Was it worth it? Absolutely.

Moral(s) of this episode:

– A lot of cheap parts will add up to a very big bill. Always.
– If you can’t get the right tools, expect to experience 10 times as much frustration.
– Drums are just wood, they can be drilled and sanded and sliced and diced.
– Extra holes just mean lessons learned.

Here’s what I started with:

– 20×14 no name bassdrum, missing rods and lugs
– 13×9 no name tom, missing rims and lugs
– 13×9 no name tom, no rims or lugs!
– 16×14 export tom, missing bottom rim and rods

More updates to come…

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One Response to 2004 Restoration Project

  1. Drumatics says:

    Can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years since I did that little project. I’m still using the drumset! The 13″ an 16″ sounds surprisingly good with clear Evans G2 on top and a coated ambassadors / diplomats on bottom.
    Check them out in action, via an iphone recording..

    Need a tune-up for your drums? Message me!

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