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Improvised drumkit with knex

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
 
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Step 1: Find stuff to use as drums and cymbals

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

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

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

Picture of 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
Does It sound good?
cool, thanks!
Torpe4 years ago
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.
smattman225 years ago
double bass is a large stringed instrument. Double bass pedal now thats a different story
The Jamalam5 years ago
a doube bass is a string instrument that you have to stand up to play btw...
No it isn't.
yes it is. type it in on google images, youtube, wikipedia anything you like
A Doube Bass isn't a string instrument you stand up and play; a double bass is.
OMG!!! That is the funniest thing I have seen all day!
Sarcasm?
NO!!! THanks friggin hilarious. Doube Bass.
Oh. No problem.
hardy har har
iforgot345 (author)  Flumpkins5 years ago
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
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.
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What? Man, chillax, chill, take a chill pill...It was a joke, on your misspelling.
oh lol
no you're thinking of double base drums!
No, he's thinking of double Bass drums!
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iforgot345 (author)  The Jamalam5 years ago
i mean a drumset with 2 bass drums
well... say that then
its still called a "double bass" or "double bass pedal"
OMG I had this idea but it never really worked out that well. Great job!!! :D
iforgot345 (author)  bannana inventor5 years ago
i need drumstix tho
i had this idea too but everything was knex i think i have a picture
iforgot345 (author) 5 years ago
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 www.myspace.com/natesmail1016
iforgot345 (author) 5 years ago
well im gonna be in a band soon thats y i built this is to practice till i can afford real drums
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
pls5 years ago
you should start a band
barrax5 years ago
Join my new group: Knex band!
barrax5 years ago
yeah! i will add this to my new group (when it comes) Knex instruments.
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) 5 years ago
lol i forgot to say that i had pennies taped to the underside of the tin
I like the idea behind the bass pedal.
Bartboy5 years ago
I might just steal this idea, as I already made one once, but it did not have symbals.....
Bartboy5 years ago
R.O.F.L.M.F.A.O.A.I.D.O.H.

ROLLING ON FLOOR LAUGHING MY ******* *** OFF AS I DIE OF HYSTERIA

LOL