Sunday, August 11, 2013

Special Edition Toms

Special Edition Toms

13" x 7.5" 6 Lug & 8" x 6" 4 Lug Rack Toms (10ply Maple Black Wrap)
The above Rack Toms I built on request by my good friend Marco in Peru. He wanted to make an addition to his Tama Double Bass Super Star Kit and being unable to any longer access Jet Black Super Star Toms to match his original kit he asked me if I would build them for him. I was very excited about his vision and the whole concept, however I knew for this project I would have difficulties obtaining the parts. Basing the design of the drums I build to match another model is something I have never done before so I wanted to be as precise as possible. As a rule I try not to base my designs on other drum styles however this was a case that the product was no longer available so I agreed. Pretty much from all around the Globe I hunted for shells, Wrap, Parts and Hardware and little by little, piece by piece they appeared in front of my eyes.

Building to exact specifications was challenging and enjoyable. Already knowing what the appearance should be on completion and being comparable to an existing model I realized was always going to be the final test. I must say this project turned out beyond my imagination and I was really happy with the result. I can't wait to hear Marco's comments when they arrive in Peru. Once again Marco, Many Thanks Amigo for sharing your vision with Me.