DIY Rock Band Drum Kit 8" Mesh Head Mod





Introduction: DIY Rock Band Drum Kit 8" Mesh Head Mod

DIY Rock Band Drum kit 8" Mesh Head Mod Tutorial

Step 1:

I cut the 4 drum support out of a piece of paneling using the drum controller as a template and painted it black. I made sure each circle was the same size as the 8" mesh drums I'm using.

Step 2:

I drilled holes all the way through the two upper most holes in the yellow and blue drums.

Step 3:

I used the controller as a template to drill holes in the paneling shown by the arrows. I just drilled holes in these locations. Using the other holes would interfere with the drum shells.

You can see from this image how much bigger the paneling is than the drum controller, to accommodate the 8" mesh drums I will be using.

Step 4:

I used the paneling as a template to drill holes in the bottoms of the drums, shown by the white arrows. Also drilled a hole to run the wires, shown by the blue arrow.

I used this tutorial to build the drums. The only things I will do different is use a 1 1/8" tall bucket shell instead of 2", a shorter foam block, hoop and bottom for an 8" drum and not use the mounting bracket.

Step 5:

I used 3" x 1/4" and 2" x 1/4" to secure the drum bottoms to the paneling. These screws will line up with the holes in the drum controller.

Step 6:

Removed the drum pads and cut the sensor wires close to the sensors.

Step 7:

The one piece 4 drum unit that is now painted black and attached to the drum controller using the 8 perfectly aligned screws. I also pulled the sensor wires through the holes.

Step 8:

I used a nut and washer to secure the 4 drum unit to the Rock Band drum controller.

Step 9:

I have added the 1 1/8" high bucket shells, piezo sensors, terminal strip and double sided tape to the sensor. Now I will cut a foam block so it will be about 1/8" above the rim of the shell.

Step 10:

Added 2 layers of fiberglass window screen sewn on copper rim and placed a layer of tiny mesh Superscreen over the top.



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    I am accusing you of plagiarism. Convince me otherwise.


    Same photographs. At least give credit where credit is due.

    I was confused at what you were trying to say at first, I get it now, That is also my website. I have added some of my tutorials here on Instructables.

    Here is a couple of others

    I apologize for my abruptness. Plagiarism is something I cannot stand and have (before this instance) never been wrong.

    I suggest linking your website on your instructables. Not only to deter further incidents such as this, but to give a better set of instructions along with more projects.

    I noticed you are using a XBox drum set. Will this work on a PS2 drum set as well?

    It would be easy to connect the drum unit to any Rock Band controller. I Plan on building one for my Xbox 360 Rock Band 2 drum set soon.

    what kind of material is being used?