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Just bought a Yamaha DTX-522k kit and received it yesterday. I haven't finished setting it up, but I already know in a few months I'd like to spice up the rack and make it more "me". I was thinking of spray painting it a cool color or maybe even plastidipping it. I was wondering if anyone else has done anything similar or maybe something else? 


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I haven't done that with mine, but i have been thinking for the past year about cutting down an old tom and hanging it on the front as a faux bass drum.  It would have a custom head with my initials and a cool design.  So far it's still just at the thinking stage, though I've got an old and ugly MIJ floor tom that would be a good candidate for the job.  



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That's a cool idea too. The e-kit is just so bland looking. I'd like to spice it up a little and make it more unique and colorful. I'd prefer not to paint it, which would permanently alter it, but I'm not sure what other options are out there. Would be cool if someone sold a "skin" or something.


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I thought about doing something similar to my Alesis D10 e kit. Most of the pads consist of a black plastic bottom/base with a thin wood hoop covered with a thin band of drum wrap. I thought about stripping them apart and repainting the base and shell using Krylon Fusion spray paint. It's made for plastic and leaves a pretty professional finish. I've used it for a number of projects and got good results. I haven't gotten around to re-doing my Alesis kit because I already have too many irons in the fire, including re-wrapping a new acoustic drum kit.

 

You could use most any other paints besides the Krylon Fusion, but on plastic you would need to use an adhesion promoter before applying the paint. It's available in spray cans and acts as a primer for plastic so the paint will stick without chipping or peeling off. After applying that, you could use most any type of paint. I've seen some pretty stunning finishes on E-kits using automotive type urethane.


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I don't know about your drums but Walopus.com has custom wraps he can cut to any shape for you.

 

I wrapped my rolands in a fake oak wrap.

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I switched the rack that came with the kit to a chrome Gibraltar rack.  I had to also replace the tom holders with Yamaha rack mounts to accommodate the new rack.  I like having all of the extra chrome.

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I don't know about your drums but Walopus.com has custom wraps he can cut to any shape for you.

 

I wrapped my rolands in a fake oak wrap.

 

Bum Drum Wraps sells wraps in e-set sizes already cut.


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Something I have done for my e-kit is to hang my acoustic bass head on the rack in front of the set. It gives the kit  a more 'traditional' look. I used a CHEAP ebay bass drum that I cut so I could mount the head on it, put a good hoop on it and used an L-arm to suspend it on the rack

 

Lyle

 

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Something I have done for my e-kit is to hang my acoustic bass head on the rack in front of the set. It gives the kit  a more 'traditional' look. I used a CHEAP ebay bass drum that I cut so I could mount the head on it, put a good hoop on it and used an L-arm to suspend it on the rack

 

Lyle

 

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That looks great!  I like the hi hat stand, too!



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That looks great!  I like the hi hat stand, too!

 

 

There's a Ghost bass pedal there too. It's a mix of modern and vintage equipment in my set up.

 

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