sleazy's budget drum kit build.

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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by somanytoys » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:13 am

Damn, that’s really nice, and all for a very nice price (and your time and elbow grease). Definitely worth the time and patience.

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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:10 pm

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minus spurs for the kick drum.... it's done.

note. the cymbal stand i have is made up from 3 broken stands i got for £5
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Post by marqueemoon » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Brilliant!

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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by BlixaFan » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:16 pm

haha i dig it!! right on!!

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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:24 pm

so, update. i've now had a chance to play this. just jamming with a friend. the snare can cut through her very heavy mid/treble guitar. the hihats sound pretty trashy but in a kinda good way. the floor tom is very lively and ive stuck some moon gel on them. i'm still not sure if i like the sound of the head on the bottom or not. the kick is very aggressive when you play hard but can really calm down when you play with a softer beater or play lighter. the crash is pretty good. if you've ever heard the cough - the black eyes. it's kinda that sound.
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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 am

update. i noticed the crash is in the size range for a ride so i tried using it as a ride and borrowed a pretty small crash from my friend and it really worked much better IMHO. i'm still not super hooked on the sound of it but it works better with a nice small crash
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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by postchrist » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:48 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 am
update. i noticed the crash is in the size range for a ride so i tried using it as a ride and borrowed a pretty small crash from my friend and it really worked much better IMHO. i'm still not super hooked on the sound of it but it works better with a nice small crash
with big crashes, you can try “tuning” them with a bit of gaff tape on the underside, projecting out from the bell - can tame the wash of a thinner cymbal and result in a nice, somewhat quiet and low pitched ride.

also, sticks make a difference! erskine ride sticks are great for bringing out the attack without activating the wash.
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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:31 pm

postchrist wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:48 pm
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 am
update. i noticed the crash is in the size range for a ride so i tried using it as a ride and borrowed a pretty small crash from my friend and it really worked much better IMHO. i'm still not super hooked on the sound of it but it works better with a nice small crash
with big crashes, you can try “tuning” them with a bit of gaff tape on the underside, projecting out from the bell - can tame the wash of a thinner cymbal and result in a nice, somewhat quiet and low pitched ride.

also, sticks make a difference! erskine ride sticks are great for bringing out the attack without activating the wash.
yup. ive been doing that.
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Re: sleazy's budget drum kit build.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:35 am

so here's my kit. it's back in my flat for a few weeks. figured i'd post it here. it's going back to my friends place but it's changed since last post.

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so we still got the huge floor tom, the really shallow 22" kick. we now got the 12" tom on there. still the same COB premier snare. the hihats are a solar set which sound super cheap in a good way (i am using the bottom from the old hihats because it kinda sounds a bit nicer) the zildjian 18" medium ride with the crack and a solar 20" ride which is super dark.
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