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Old 06-30-2020, 12:01 PM
mchair303 mchair303 is offline
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Default Alternate Wrap Material

There have been more than a few threads here discussing alternate, non-traditional materials to use as drum wrap, such as wood veneers and industrial vinyl. One thread mentioned countertop laminates. Although these materials wouldn't be appropriate in restoring vintage drums, I chose to think outside the box for a rewrap on an older Mapex set I picked up. Photo of the set as I received it....

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A friend gave me two 4'x8' rolls of countertop laminate which she was going to throw out. I thought the simulated granite pattern would look great on the grimy, modern Mapex set, so I stripped the drums and started cutting the laminate. What a P.I.T.A.!! The stuff is very difficult to cut and has a tendency to crack if you cut too fast. After a lot of wasted material and a lot of contact cement, the results actually looked great, but I wouldn't recommend anyone trying this. If the material hadn't been given to me free, I wouldn't have tried this. I'm sticking to traditional drum wrap materials from now on. Final results:

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Old 06-30-2020, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Alternate Wrap Material

Very Cool !! I like it.

Reminds me of the look of some of the expensive high-end snare drums of the 20s and 30s.
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