I have been building a drum/percussion set out of used car parts for a while now, and it is finally finished. I have titled the project - Motor Rhythms. You can see more photos on my blog if you are interested.
Jordan- looks cool and I know it has to sound great- I’ve used parts in the past from automotive sources but you seem to have ‘The Works’- it will be interesting to hear. Ever thought about making some of your own since you seem to have the metalworking talents? I’ve used my English wheel and planishing hammer for some strange metal effects but have to work with better materials- need more resonance!!!
Thanks guys. It has taken me a while to put it together, but it has been fun. I am still figuring out how to play it because of the melodic sounds it is a lot different than playing a regular kit.
@gbond - This project has definitely made me think about other possibilities with metal and sound. My metal skills are somewhat limited by the tools I have, namely just a welder, and some cutting tools. I would love to try out the metal shaping tools at some point.
There are some cool metalworking sites on the net- if you don’t have access to an English Wheel try hand hammering a disc in a hollowed out tree stump- it is amazing the sounds you get- but as I say- I need to look into better quality metals- most stuff I’ve done is mild steel or junk!! (and not too pretty!) Keep up your interest in the work you’re doing- too many times I get too busy and lose sight of this ‘FUN STUFF’- you have inspired me to try some ideas again! Thanks-g
No problem Jordan! You have a unique set and should name various parts as to my knowledge no one has done some of them before- like the crankshafts being used almost like xylophone….the tanktoms…. hmmmm- have fun- it looks like a blast!!!
Any more additions Jordan? The vid was great but haven’t seen any more-??!!..... I know - EVERYBODY is busy!!!!!!!! Keep with it- and get some GOOD recordings- IT IS WORTH IT!!!!!...Throw in banging some small trunks (Volkswagen, Cavalier)... ...or how ‘bout chrome trim suspended???? Keep it up!!!!!- g