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passbyguy
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« on: March 05, 2010, 08:06:50 pm »

So, I'm guessing by now, everyone's seen all those guitars that have been modified into the steampunk asthetic.
I thought, since I'm not a guitarist, I'd look up pictures on how to steampunk my drums. No luck.

Now i'm pretty much set on the task of steaming up one(for now) of my drums.

Here's my initial ideas:
Strip the drum to the bare wood, and paint brass gears and cogs around it, then clear coat. So it looks like an interconnecting art piece.
Drill out holes, for extra attachments, and add an LED, to make the whole drum look like an old furnace.

Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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thebnf
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 08:53:03 pm »

My initial thought would be to fashion the individual drums in the set to look like wine barrels, kinda like this:
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and give them a darkened, aged look.
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akumabito
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 09:21:26 pm »

I think the Perng Mang have steamy potential..

ประชันเปิงมางคอก - เพลงกระต่ายเต้นDQ


burmese drum contest ประชันเปิงมางDQ


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passbyguy
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 12:50:37 am »

akumabito - I'd wanna make one of those boats! Grin the drums on the other hand are too advance for what i can do. haha.

thebnf - thanks. I might toss that idea around, while I figure out what to do with the second half of this drum.

i'll try to post pics as soon as I figure out how to work my new camera.
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passbyguy
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 06:24:19 am »

So the story goes...
This drum started its life as a 16" X 16" floor tom. (Thats the drum on the right side fo the drummer) When I was 16, I decided to modify it and make it a "signature" drum. I ended up cutting it into two pieces, a 10" X 16" and a 6" X 16". Bad idea. These sounded terrible. Fast forward 7 years, to two days ago. I decided to mess around with my unused drums, and see, with whatever i've learned, if I can remedy this problem.
Thus the start of this topic...
With no further ado, pictures!
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it's the week before finals, for my college, so I might be bust this week. will try to post updates soon.
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warlordzephyr
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 11:24:22 pm »

I had exactly the same idea, being a drummer also. when i get around to it i plan to strip off the paint from the drums, do a dark varnish on them, rust effect on the metal (which isn't as hard as it sounds), and get some old HGV exhausts to go either side of the bass drum (the cool ones that point up). 
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akumabito
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 09:16:26 pm »

Needs more brass, but you get the idea:

The Original Propane Tank Hank Drum - by Dennis HavlenaDQ


Or this drum-ish-piano-like-thingy..

Stringed Instrument that plays like a hang drumDQ

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