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    Hey boys,

    I have a 14x10 red vistalite concert tom, I'm going to add a resonant head and re-do the edges for proper 45's. Any advice with recutting and drilling this material? Thanks!
    Ludwig WMP Concert Toms: 6/8/10/12/13/14/15/16/18/20/24, 15" custom snare. Zildjian.

  • #2
    I haven't drilled an acrylic drum, but from drilling sheets of similar material the use of masking tape to mark and drill through with a clean bit worked well.

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    • #3
      Never done it but apparently you need a special drill bit for acrylic otherwise it's quite likely to crack the shell.


      • #4
        No special bit needed.

        Go slow. Easier with a step bit...

        I drilled my acrylic shell when I made a snare...
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