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Title: Octobans
Post by: pushkin on May 21, 2008, 09:35 PM
Can you Tell me How the Octobans are Made.
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                                                       pushkin
Title: Re: Octobans
Post by: Bob Dias on May 21, 2008, 09:53 PM
Pushkin,
First off, welcome to the single best Drummer-oriented website/community in cyberville!


Octobans...hmmm. I can't help you there.  Due to their generally narrow diameter, they are generally made from acrylic, fiberglass or metal.  I suppose they can be made from standard ply-type shells also.  But I have never made any, nor even inspected some up close. Any one want to help me out here?

I know this does not help much, but I suspect that if you can get some small diameter/long length keller-type shells from Drummaker.com or other on-line supplier, along with lugs, heads and rims, you would be well on your way.

Cheers, Bob
Title: Re: Octobans
Post by: Todd Norris on May 21, 2008, 10:57 PM
I'd probably by some 6" PVC and cut it into lengths and fit with lugs and mounting hardware. 
Title: Re: Octobans
Post by: Timekeep69 on May 26, 2008, 05:18 PM
Make sure that the PVC is 6" OD (outside diameter).
Title: Re: Octobans
Post by: RhythmStop on June 04, 2008, 02:30 AM
I owned a set and if they were made of PVC, then they just had a really strange coating/finish on them because it was a very rough that honestly felt like some strange futuristic combination of metal and plastic...
PVC would still probably sound really awesome anyway though.
Title: Re: Octobans - how to make you own
Post by: DrumnDad on October 18, 2008, 10:59 PM
Here is a link to make your own octobans:
 http://www.arrickrobotics.com/tubetoms.html]http://www.arrickrobotics.com/tubetoms.html

Doug
Title: Re: Octobans - how to make you own
Post by: Danno on October 25, 2008, 06:03 PM
Here is a link to make your own octobans:
 http://www.arrickrobotics.com/tubetoms.html]http://www.arrickrobotics.com/tubetoms.html

Doug


Wow.

I didn't even know what octobans were. That is a REALLY COOL website.
Title: Re: Octobans
Post by: Jon E on October 25, 2008, 09:53 PM
Back in the 80's there was another company making these called Dragon Drums.  the only real difference is that theirs wre cut at an angle at the open end.

http://www.billbruford.com/equipment/image037.jpg

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