We are pretty sure everyone of you has already seen a video of people turning a basic house into a fantastic and eye-candy home. Or crazy car makeovers which give common cars a king-of-the-street look and the sound of a formula 1 racing car. DIY (Do-it-yourself) is trendy and upcycling of old stuff or doing makeovers often results in stunning projects. To create something by hand gives most people a good feeling and the sense of achievement is good for our endorphins.
In the last days our drummer team took an endorphin shower after finishing a special DIY drum project. We received a package including a kids drum set with a 16 inch Kickdrum, a 10 inch Snare Drum and an 8 inch Tomtom. Furthermore a set of hardware, cymbals and a pair of drumsticks. And we thought: Challenge accepted!
We wanted to prove ourselves that we are not only drummers who are good behind the drum set, but also skilful artisans who can create a unique drum set out of nearly everything. Okay, okay…that may sound a bit laid on thick. But we decided to give it a try and upcycle this kids drum set into a proper adult drum kit with a good sound.
This was a fun project and we enjoyed it a lot. And we are impressed what is possible, if you use some tricks. We learned a lot which is not only helpful for such a fun project, but also for the tuning of drum sets in general.
But see yourself what we created in our new video. And imitation is specifically recommended!
The Kids drum set was about 99 €, the material costs for the makeover about 70 €. If you upcycle your own one, feel free to share your experiences and results with us at any time!