Topic: Octobans  (Read 5102 times)

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Offline pushkin

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« on: May 21, 2008, 09:35 PM »
Can you Tell me How the Octobans are Made.

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Re: Octobans
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 09:53 PM »
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 or other on-line supplier, along with lugs, heads and rims, you would be well on your way.

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Offline Todd Norris

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Re: Octobans
« Reply #2 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. 


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Re: Octobans
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 05:18 PM »
Make sure that the PVC is 6" OD (outside diameter).


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Re: Octobans
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Octobans - how to make you own
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 10:59 PM »
Here is a link to make your own octobans:]

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Re: Octobans - how to make you own
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008, 06:03 PM »
Here is a link to make your own octobans:]



I didn't even know what octobans were. That is a REALLY COOL website.

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Re: Octobans
« Reply #7 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.


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