Cut down drums

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Hi, I'm thinking of getting an old cheap set of drums and cutting them down like a traveller set. So it will have just the batter side left and no resonant side. This is for a practice set that won't take up much space a bit like a 'Traps' outfit. I'll mount the small toms on a tubular rack and fix the bass to this also. The rest I'll have to figure out. Anyone have any suggestions/views or experience of doing the same, I would like to hear from you. Cheers.
 

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Well, for nesting be sure to pick out drums that are far enough apart in size to fit into one another.
Like 10", 13", 18" or something.
What were you thinking?
 

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Also, you may consider already made concert toms or power tom sized drums so that there are no ugly holes around the drums where the bottom lugs used to be.
 

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Also, you may consider already made concert toms or power tom sized drums so that there are no ugly holes around the drums where the bottom lugs used to be.
I've now got a part kit (Hohner make) that I've bought here and there off eBay. I got a 22" base and a 14x6 steel snare with stand for £20 and now have 12"and 13" tom toms arriving soon for £8 each. But postage was £20 so it's working out expensive. I'm just looking for a cheap floor tom and symbol stands. Then it's a case of cutting the shells down and it's good to go!
 


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