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  1. Exploring the beat world !

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    Thumbs up My new 10$ custom rubber ball beater !

    Hi all

    Since a long time I have the idea to build my own rubber ball beater. I've look to get gibraltar beater to get it modified but the less expensive felt beater at my local drum shop was 20 $. I need a beater that we could remove (unscrew the beater itself). So yesterday I shopped for some part I needed for my recent basement reno, so I went to an hardware shop (Home Hardware) and saw the thing I needed to build my own beater.

    Here's the part I bought.

    Toilet 8" floating rod - 3.50 $ cdn
    Toilet screw set (for fitting the rod) - 3.50 $ cdn
    Aluminium silver sleeve (pack of 5) - 0.89 $ cdn
    Small washer - 0.05 $ cdn each

    + one kid rubber ball from the store "buck or two" (selling 3 rubber ball per pack) - 1.00 $ cdn

    1- I cut the tread from one side of the floating rod.
    2- I drilled a small hole in the sleeve to fit a small screw to be able to tight the sleeve on the rod.
    3- I drill an hole in the rubber ball to insert the rod.
    4- I assemble everything (sleeve - washer - ball - washer - screw)
    5- Take picture then install on the pedal and I'm set.

    PS. next will be a round wood ball

    Since I made it yesterday night while my kids were asleep, I only tried it this morning and I'm very satisfied with the result. My heel-toe hit are very cleaner and louder.

    I thought I would share with you guys & gals to be able to build yours.
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  2. rehab is for quiters

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    nice man, i have to do that. How does it sound?
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  3. Exploring the beat world !

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    Quote Originally Posted by avoid
    nice man, i have to do that. How does it sound?

    From what I could hear this morning (from behind the kit) I'd say it was one third louder than my felt beater. I'll see tonight when I'll ask my wife or my daughter to play when I'll listen.
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  4. official #1 gutter snipe!!

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    wooow now thats using your head!! i love it...and i agree how does it sound!!!...will you be putting these in2 production lol

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    nice! I think i might give that a try this weekend.
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    This is quite possibly one of the coolest idea's i've seen on this forum
    Where did you get the idea for that?
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  7. single bass

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    great idea! looks pretty sweet too, I like the idea that you can get any color rubber ball you'd want! I may have to think about this...

    speaking of making your own stuff...i made a drum dial a few days ago for just $20! sorry for the bad picture
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    >speaking of making your own stuff...i made a drum dial a few days ago for just $20<

    Bro, where'd you get the plans if you don't mind me asking?

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    Nice beater.

  10. !*!*!Hot Water Music*!*!*

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    how the **** u make a drum dial, anway nice beater
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  11. Exploring the beat world !

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    Thank's everybody

    For the beater, the idea has grown in my head for a long time but could not find any rod fitting my need.

    As for the drum dial - I plan to do one soon too

    Here's the link for the drum dial building concept -> http://www.hotdrum.net/forum/index.p...topic=4022&hl=
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    Awesome idea. I may have to try that.

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