Introduction: Improvised Drumkit With Knex

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got knex? so do i!cant afford drums? well neither can i.
so i made thos
this works for me until i actually get some drums
u will have to do a little bit of scavenging for things
but after that the knex part is easy

Step 1: Find Stuff to Use As Drums and Cymbals

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i use a tin, some bowls and a big bucket for a bass
i use a keyboard stand as a cymbalstand
and dome metal cups as cymbals

i have a metal cart ting that i use as a hi hat

Step 2: Tha Bass Petal

Picture of Tha Bass Petal

1 build this frame
2 build this
attach to frame like in pic 1
3 attach yellow rod like so
add a rubber band so it comes back

Step 3: The Tom and Snare Stands

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this is kinda complicated
1. i made stands fior 3 toms but u could make em for anyu number u want
u may have to make another for ur "floor tom"
2 snare +tom1 stand A)build this
B)add this part
3.tom 2 and 3 stands
better deatail of the base

connect it aall together!

Step 4: Other Elements

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1. the bass bucket holder
2thing that sounds like hihat

3 cymbals and cymbalstand
(proped up on boxes

for these things use watever u have availabnle
u can even add another bass drum
have fun and try not to break it

Step 5: New Mods

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i took off a "tom" but i made it stronger and more realistic
also note the doublebass petal
all the stands and petalsare now connected


daredevil499 (author)2012-12-10

Does It sound good?

daredevil499 (author)2012-12-10

cool, thanks!

Torpe (author)2009-08-19

My friend and I made a complete drum set completely out of knex including a bass with pedal, tom, snare, two cymbals and a hi-hat with a pedal.

smattman22 (author)2009-07-10

double bass is a large stringed instrument. Double bass pedal now thats a different story

The Jamalam (author)2008-09-27

a doube bass is a string instrument that you have to stand up to play btw...

DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-23

No it isn't.

The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-24

yes it is. type it in on google images, youtube, wikipedia anything you like

DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2009-01-24

A Doube Bass isn't a string instrument you stand up and play; a double bass is.

Flumpkins (author)DrWeird1172009-03-07

OMG!!! That is the funniest thing I have seen all day!

DrWeird117 (author)Flumpkins2009-03-07


Flumpkins (author)DrWeird1172009-03-07

NO!!! THanks friggin hilarious. Doube Bass.

DrWeird117 (author)Flumpkins2009-03-19

Oh. No problem.

Flumpkins (author)DrWeird1172009-03-21

hardy har har

iforgot345 (author)Flumpkins2009-03-23

did i start an argument srsly u guys need to get over ur boredom and get over it, i masde a mistake and now its over lol

DrWeird117 (author)iforgot3452009-03-25

Boredom? I don't even remember calling your mistake. As a matter of fact, I didn't even see your mistake! Take note that that was a reply to The Jamalam.

Wafflicious (author)DrWeird1172009-02-21

no you're thinking of double base drums!

Flumpkins (author)Wafflicious2009-03-07

No, he's thinking of double Bass drums!

DrWeird117 (author)Wafflicious2009-02-21

Conversation continued: | \/

iforgot345 (author)The Jamalam2008-09-27

i mean a drumset with 2 bass drums

The Jamalam (author)iforgot3452008-09-27

well... say that then

flames10391 (author)The Jamalam2008-09-27

its still called a "double bass" or "double bass pedal"

bannana inventor (author)2008-10-06

OMG I had this idea but it never really worked out that well. Great job!!! :D

i need drumstix tho

dance1212 (author)iforgot3452009-02-16

i had this idea too but everything was knex i think i have a picture

iforgot345 (author)2009-01-28

wow i hqavnt been on in awhile, i scrapped these drums and saved up and bought me a pearl drum kit i got pics at

DrWeird117 (author)2009-01-25

What? Man, chillax, chill, take a chill pill...It was a joke, on your misspelling.

The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172009-01-25

oh lol

iforgot345 (author)2008-10-04

well im gonna be in a band soon thats y i built this is to practice till i can afford real drums

knexfreak95 (author)iforgot3452009-01-09

i have a huge set a tama drums and i added a lot of MY money to it and it is totally worth the money

pls (author)2008-10-04

you should start a band

barrax (author)2008-10-01

Join my new group: Knex band!

barrax (author)2008-10-01

yeah! i will add this to my new group (when it comes) Knex instruments.

PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-09-29

Cool. I made one a little while back as well, but I used knex for everything. The drums were made in the shape and size as normal drums and had 30 - 50 rubberbands stretched across each one to make it so that after you hit it, the drum sound would be produced. I stretched each rubberband differently, so I was able to get pretty close to the normal sounds of drums. I never made symbals, though.b

i rebuilt and remnofated it today , i posting pics soon

iforgot345 (author)2008-09-28

lol i forgot to say that i had pennies taped to the underside of the tin

Oompa-Loompa (author)2008-09-27

I like the idea behind the bass pedal.

Bartboy (author)2008-09-27

I might just steal this idea, as I already made one once, but it did not have symbals.....

Bartboy (author)2008-09-27




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