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Old 09-24-2019, 10:38 AM
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Hi ardrummer!

It's really tough to come up with an asking price for shells that will be re-wrapped. The cost of just the wrap alone, if you're talking quality Delmar wraps, negates any profit you can hope to make. The biggest issue is choosing a wrap that will appeal to most buyers. I completely understand wanting to take this on as a personal project. I've been there! However, expecting any members to come up with an asking price for your project, wrapped, drums is really tough. Don't take it personally! If you really want to make this a project, just wrap them in a finish that appeals to you and then see what happens. Honestly, there's just not much interest from buyers with shells that have already been wrapped. Just make yourself happy and make them a project kit. I'm sure they'll come out great...and sound the same. Just keep in mind that there's a very small and limited market if/when you decide to sell. Sorry I couldn't help with any prices, but it's just too difficult!

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Old 09-24-2019, 10:39 AM
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Move ahead with the project, keep track of all your expenses, add on what you feel is an appropriate amount of profit and that's the price to ask. What kevins and the others are saying is you are building a one off kit for a very limited audience. People get upside down on these types of projects all the time. Keep us informed of the progress. I like the green sparkle idea. Good luck.
What he said!!

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Old 09-24-2019, 10:50 AM
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Here's a perfect example of a project drum I did. What started out as a $100 Rogers 12x15 marching drum, ended up costing me almost $770!! Yes, I went a bit overboard with replacing all lugs and tension rods. I had the shell professionally wrapped by Precision Drum. Even tracked down period-correct Rogers heads! I kept track of all costs and couldn't believe what this little addition to my 1966 Headliner kit set me back! I'm sure you won't be spending this kind of money, but just wanted to give an example of a drum that I can NEVER expect to make any profit on!

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Old 09-24-2019, 01:09 PM
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Move ahead with the project, keep track of all your expenses, add on what you feel is an appropriate amount of profit and that's the price to ask. What kevins and the others are saying is you are building a one off kit for a very limited audience. People get upside down on these types of projects all the time. Keep us informed of the progress. I like the green sparkle idea. Good luck.
Thanks for the constructive comment, I appreciate it! I realize it won't be a big money maker, but I really do enjoy doing projects like this I have a youtube channel that I chronicle most of my projects as well as drum covers. I though about buying a sparkle wrap, but I have a cheap Sawtooth brand kit that I used strictly for the hardware (tube lugs etc) for another project. It has a really cool gray (striped) wrap that kinda looks like they copied some of the vintage wraps (see attached). Anybody know what this wrap/design is called? I'm going to see if I can reuse them off of that kit on the 3 shells for this project.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:18 PM
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Here's a perfect example of a project drum I did. What started out as a $100 Rogers 12x15 marching drum, ended up costing me almost $770!! Yes, I went a bit overboard with replacing all lugs and tension rods. I had the shell professionally wrapped by Precision Drum. Even tracked down period-correct Rogers heads! I kept track of all costs and couldn't believe what this little addition to my 1966 Headliner kit set me back! I'm sure you won't be spending this kind of money, but just wanted to give an example of a drum that I can NEVER expect to make any profit on!

-Mark
Very cool drum! I realize when I asked the original question that there isn't a perfect price everyone will come with up with, I was just curious what people thought would be a good price to ask for them.
Regarding my cost for this project:
1: I did buy the shells I'm using but I got them at great prices and at this point they are just taking up space in my shed...so it's hard to figure how much I have in them (I used the lugs off two of the drums on other projects since they came with 12 lugs and I got the whole drum/rim and lugs for what just the lugs would be by themselves.
2. Wrap...the plan is to reuse some wrap off of the Sawtooth kit (see previous post). So in theory, the wrap is going to cost me nothing.
3. Hardware: I bought a cheap donor kit (Groove Percussion) for the lugs, hoops, spurs etc. for $85 (pic is of a kit like the one I bought)...kinda strange to me it is a 10 lug bass drum on such a cheap kit. I like the lugs design and think they kind of have the "vintage" look.

So I don't really have a whole lot in the kit
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:08 AM
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Obviously you wouldn't want to buy it by your comment, but that doesn't mean someone else wouldn't. Personally, if I was looking to by a unique kit and liked USA vintage drums over entry level new stuff that was around the same price, I would buy it. If no one wants it, I would be glad to keep it anyway I'm figuring out that this post was pretty pointless as I wasn't asking for opinions on if I should do the project, rather, I was asking what good starting price would be to ask. Is there a way to delete this post? lol
You're right, for myself, I wouldn't be looking to purchase an outfit like that. But, if the price were low enough, I'd consider buying it for our Recovery House where I work. Other potential buyers may be out there with a similar purpose in mind. But would your expenses be covered is the question, I would think?
I recovered and rehabbed this 13x9 Kent shell into a snare drum. My total cost was $285, and the shell was donated. I would venture this drum isn't worth $285 to anyone but me, and it's for myself that I built the drum....just my experience here.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:20 AM
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You're right, for myself, I wouldn't be looking to purchase an outfit like that. But, if the price were low enough, I'd consider buying it for our Recovery House where I work. Other potential buyers may be out there with a similar purpose in mind. But would your expenses be covered is the question, I would think?
I recovered and rehabbed this 13x9 Kent shell into a snare drum. My total cost was $285, and the shell was donated. I would venture this drum isn't worth $285 to anyone but me, and it's for myself that I built the drum....just my experience here.
Very cool and unique snare!
If no one buys the kit I will be glad to keep it I really don't really have the room since I have 12 other kits though. Either way, I'm good!
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:01 PM
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I am going to get some better pics and with the rest of the setup (snare, cymbals etc.) But it turned out pretty good I think The lugs and wrap kinda have a "vintage" vibe in my opinion
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:29 AM
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Here are some better pics. I'm asking $350 on fb marketplace for the whole setup or $275 for just the drums....I think that is a fair price Of course, I'm not going to make much money at all, but I know that going in. Also did a youtube demo of it:
I don't usually set my drums in my living room, so the bass drum creeps really bad on my tile/hardwood floor in the video, lol
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