Topic: "Jim Walker's DIY Bop Kit Builder's Blog"  (Read 29339 times)

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Offline NY Frank

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Re: "Jim Walker's DIY Bop Kit Builder's Blog"
« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2007, 07:44 AM »
So whaddya think - now that this one is done is it time for me to build a cocktail kit?

I personally think you should build some of us some custom snares.  :)
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Re: "Jim Walker's DIY Bop Kit Builder's Blog"
« Reply #81 on: October 27, 2007, 12:45 PM »
Well, since it's raining and I can't go do the yardwork that needs to be done (that's my excuse, and I'm sticking with it), I had a few minutes to cobble together a sound file:

•  http://www.malletjazz.com/drums/bopkit/bopkit_oct07_no_eq.mp3]sound file with no EQ

•  http://www.malletjazz.com/drums/bopkit/bopkit_oct07_eq.mp3]exact same sound file with a bit of EQ

(Recorded with a single overhead small-diaphragm mic', thru an old Mackie mixer, into my computer.  The mic' was placed to pick up the toms first and foremost, so the bass drum isn't as prominent as it could be.)

I personally think you should build some of us some custom snares.  :)

Thanks, Frank - that's very kind of you.  However, there are approximately twenty reasons why I don't plan to make the jump into offering "custom" drums for sale - but that's another topic for another time.

If there's one thing I wanted to present through this thread, it is the fact that one doesn't need to go to a "custom" builder to have a drum built to their specifications.
"I played with Holdsworth, Fripp, and Belew...I wish we drummers could play that differently. Drummers are starting to homogenize into the same guy, which frightens me." - Bill Bruford

 

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