cocktail-warshboard-new build

cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby ratatattat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:56 pm

Hi All,
I have been working on this, mostly when I was recovering from surgery. Not sure what to call it.
Maybe you all can give me some input as to what I should call it.
Thanks,
Mike Long AKA ratatattat
PS I will post pic asap
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby ratatattat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:26 pm

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this is it
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby ratatattat » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:52 pm

Me too! I can't think of a thing to call it.
Guess you guys can't either.
Oh Well. I tried to play the thing out, and it really is not loud enough without running it through the PA or an amp.
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby robertm » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:14 am

Interesting setup!
It looks somewhat like something Peter Lau would come up with. But with this sort of setup each builder has their own take thereon. I'd probably label it "assemblage #so-and-so" in case an art gallery wandered by! Seriously - looks cool. Bet you'll keep it to purely acoustic instruments.
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby ratatattat » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:25 pm

Thanks Robert,
One of my friends said if it didn't sound good I could call it sculpture!
It doesn't sound bad, for what it is, and it is perfect for an acoustic group.
It is a crutch with a 12"x 14" old WFL floor tom I've been dragging around for years.
I made the snare drum from a 8"Slingerland concert tom I had lying around too.
Assemblage # 1. 8)
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby robertm » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:24 pm

Matter of fact I'm going to check with my local music store and see if they have a cheap floor tom. I think I'll try something along the same lines. Great idea!
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby jmettam » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:33 am

Hey Mike,

Do you have any more pictures? It looks great but it's a little hard to tell exactly what is going on with some of the pieces. Looks like there is no pedal? And there is a washboard mounted somewhere -somehow...

Very cool!

- John
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby ratatattat » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:35 am

Thanks John,
My friends said I have too much time on my hands.
I think they are right!
There is no comparison with peter Lau's stuff though. He rules!
Thanks!
Mike Long
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pedal view without the saw blade cymbals in the way.
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side view
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the crutch everything started with.
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby ratatattat » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:44 am

better pics, right side up!
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back view
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front view
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pedal close up
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby jmettam » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:02 am

Awesome!

I still can't make out the entire thing (this deserves some hi-res pics!)

I love the pedal/straps! I have friend who did a one-woman-band and had an amazing setup with a bass drum/backpack with the top of a hi-hat stand through the shell coming out on top. The kick pedal was inside the bass drum and they were activated by cables that she connected via carabiner to the loops on the backs of her sneakers. She played guitar and sang while playing the drums with her feet. Worked and sounded great!

- John
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Re: cocktail-warshboard-new build

Postby MusicMan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:58 pm

Hi,

That thing looks awesome! Maybe you could call it a "Cocktail Percussion Kit" or something like that.

MM :)
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