Acrylic drumkit project

So I've been wanting a clear acrylic drum kit for ages. Problem being, the old ones are prone to cracks and splits, the new ones are ridiculously expensive (approx. $5K US new) and hard to find in NZ. Now I've had a saved Trademe search going for ages for one of these, and a couple of weeks ago some un-drilled, clear, RCA Starlite shells popped up. $650, and a trip to Onehunga later, those babies were mine!

So now I thought I'd document the process of putting this thing together for the hell of it.

The shells. I find myself tripping over them due their glassiness.

It's going to be a mission getting this thing made up. Since this is going to be my "dream kit" to last me years, I 'm going to totally go to town on buying decent quality, blingin' looking hardware. This means importing from the US, at this stage I'm thinking from The Precision Drum Company. Then comes drilling, assembly, skinning, etc.

First step, getting the snare bed cut.

Watch this space.


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