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    Walopus Drum Wrap (the business) is for sale!

    Hey everyone, Long time since I was here last. Long story short, this pandemic has brought upon quite a few changes in my life and I am no longer able to give Walopus the attention it deserves. If you, or someone you know would like to operate a small drum wrap business, contact me at...
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    Maybe my best new finish yet

    I really dig this one....
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    Lots of new wrap finishes

    Hi all, Been too busy making wrap to be very active on here lately. However I did find some time to introduce a few new finishes: Aqua Glitter, Pick Champagne Glitter, Gold pearl, and Custom A. P. E. series to list a few... Check them out:
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    Matching Gear - Cool or Dorky?

    I realize my taste is different than most but I really dig it. What do you guys think? I'm considering investing in some professional pictures for marketing purposes, but I'd like to know if most find this appealing... Personally I'd love to have a jam room with all matching gear, including the...
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    Mod Orange

    After almost a year of tedious trial-and-error we finally have a Mod Orange we are proud of!
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    Bold yet tasteful wood grain

    I just had to show this one as it's one of our best custom wood grains yet. I can't take credit for the design, it was created with guidance by the customer. I hope to get some pictures of the finished drums when they're done!
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    Tangerine Sparkle!

    Just finished this custom sparkle. Tangerine is one of my personal favourite colours for drums. One day I'll conjour up a Tangerine Oyster.
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    Custom ordered Bubinga Black Fade

    Just wanted to show a pretty nifty set of Bubinga black fade wrap. We never charge extra for custom and there are no minimum quantities either.
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    New Finish; Atomic Reggae

    The name pays tribute to legendary Swedish Punk Rock Band; KSMB. One of their biggest hits was (loosely translated from Swedish) entitled Atomic Reggae... The finish has a slight radio-active "air" to it as well. :)
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    Pimped out Rhythm Travelers

    I wanted to do this for a long time. Just never got around to it. We just came up with this new finish and immediately I thought of the Rhythm Travelers The wrap is called "Galaxy Plasma Flame"
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    Galaxy Plasma Flame

    A brand spanking new Walopus Signature Original
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    A whole new kind of Oyster

    Every now and then I stumble on a successful melding of two existing finishes. In this case I used the pattern layer from our Dragon Oyster and replaced the pearl texture layer with something different. Voila: Dragon Oyster Crystal Drum Wrap...
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    Another Compact Jungle Bop Kit

    I finally found a wee bit of time to motor through and finish this one. The inspiration obviously comes from the Breakbeats and Pearl's Midtown. The finish is a Tamo Ash, with an added turquoise burst. It's kinda obvious the finish is...
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    DIY Compact Club/Players Kit

    I finally finished this project. The starting point was a regular Yamaha DP set. They are cut down, furnished with ole-school rounded bearing edges, sealed in and out.... here's a set of 5 videos showing the transformation: The wrap finish is Monte Carlo Walnut...
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    '57 Roadster (Corvette) Drum Wrap

    another new Classic car Finish
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    Easiest and fastest way to cut down a drum shell

    After some issues with the gear i finally got this short video finished:
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    60 Unique Custom Snare Drums

    ...all packed together in a fast-paced slideshow with some groovy background music.
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    Slideshow: 130 Unique drum kits

    Divided into 13, 42-second videos with 10 kits in each. All 13 are in this playlist:
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    80s Ludwig 6.5 X 14" steel shell snare with a Custom wrap finish

    Yes, most steel shell snares can be wrapped. I do it all the time. Sometimes though it's a very tight fit between shell and head collar but most of the time it's fine. This one's a custom Tamo wood grain with a reverse burst and "pearl inlay"
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    Fool-proof full adhesion Drum Wrap Instructions

    Even the novice wrapper can safely do a full Contact-cement adhesion wrap job without fear of failure with this easy and safe method