Build your very own double kick for a very little cost. This should give you an idea of how to make your own. I recently saw my mate play his drums, when I saw his double kick, it got me thinking how much I wanted one. After looking at prices on ebay and found that double kicks were rather expensive, so I thought I should make my own. I wont give a detailed description because I think you could do better if u tried, and there are just too many things to list. This was made from a few scraps laying around my dads garage. I never actually used a drum set but after thinking about the principles of how a kick would work, I designed an extremely responsive instument.
Step 1: A Quick Guide
-alloy sheet (it was light and flat)
- spring (couldnt find the perfect spring so I ended up buying a $6 spring from bunnings)
-timber (not to thick)
-scooter handlebar clamps (had to make the second one from steel plate)
-part of a alloy brake
-some steel square tube
-angled steel ('L' shape)
-bike wheel rear sprockets
-most other parts were cut and files to shape
-tap and die set
-most other basic tools
-lots of patience
Step 2: Last View
I hope this close up helps ur ideas. I didnt explained much because the parts I used are not very common. Other materials can be substituted.
The most challenging part was designing a 'universal joint'. I ended up drilling through a bit of steel rod and putting a thin bolt through the hole. then cutting two lengths of steel pipe at equal angles and drilling through at the ends. This method was cheap, easy and effective. (look at pictures)
This is just a fun cheap thing to do. u dont need to make a drum, just use ur parents furniture..... Beat away!
PS. sorry about picture quality, my phone wont take good pictures in poor light.