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Drummer/Vocalist/Recording & Mastering Engineer
 

 

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I grew up in my dadís body shop.
At age 12, I wanted a drum set. 
Over the years, the two worlds have collided.
My desire to make music from behind a set of drums
and my affection for shiny paint and sparkling chrome
have led me to create finishes for modern drumsets that are unique and personal.
I hope you like Ďem.
I am unable to do any finish work right now, I have some other irons in the fire that are keeping me pretty busy...but if  I am doing it again some time in the future, youíll read about it on this page. ĎTil then, enjoy the pix!

 
--Tony

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This is my version of Sonorís ĎBlack Diamondí. Stunning under stage lighting.
Or any other lighting, actually...

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This was a collaboration with a legendary graphic artist in Lincoln by the name of Loren Tilton.

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I guess Iím into repeating patterns and textures.  This is one more expression of that theme.
Abalone Pearl.

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Always been a fan of blue sparkle. Dreadfully labor-intensive, but what a finish.
This one was for Jeff Speegle, with luck Iíll have one of these of my own coming out of the booth soon.

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I felt this was a good concept, but too subtle on white.
So I went back to the drawing board....
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...and came up with this.  The silver flakes over the top of the purple flakes give a great effect. 

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Bought this Peavey Radial Pro 1000 kit, knowing that it would need a refinish. Hereís before and after. Couple more below.

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Finally got my own blue sparkle kit done!  Sonor Delites, 8 thru 16
hanging toms, 22 kick, and a 14x6 Designer snare.

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Charcoal Sparkle.  This is a Keller kit that I built up. The 20x22 kick is pretty cool..

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This is actually the blue kit on the far right at the top of this page.  I liked the color, but wondered what flakes on top of that blue would look like. A touch of purple flake was thrown in for fun. Great effect.  Trivia: These are Edís favorites.

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These were Sonorís Aqua Green. Cool, but I needed to sell them, so black sparkle was the chosen color.

Sizes were 10-12-13-14-20x17.5

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These were good drums, but scratched up. I liked the results with the SCPs above, so black sparkle they became. I went with a higher density of flakes, and like them a little better.

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Liked the results with the black sparkle kits above, so I did one for myself.  Itís an S-Class Pro, sizes are 8, 10, 12, 14x14, 16x16, 17.5x22, and 5x14. Even higher density of flakes on this kit.
They kept looking better, so I kept flakiní...

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Well, sometimes you donít exactly pick an instrument, it just sorta picks you. Iíll never refinish another piano, but the studio needed one, and this fine used piano was everything I wanted...on the inside. 

See, I ordered black.

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....soooo, black it became.  30-something hours and many inventive expletives later, my 70-year old (but new to me) piano is now shiny black.

 

 

 

I was contacted by Sonor to do a custom finish for another endorser--Robb Rivera of the band Nonpoint wanted an army green Delite kit.

I was happy to oblige.

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Anybody remember North drums?

Marc Attinasi is the North Guru. This was just to see if I could paint one of these animals.  It went well, but I need more practice.

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The orange sparkle turned out great. So cool, and so different from what I usually do, that it got me thinkiní.....

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...about this kit that I had just found the last piece for, but I hadnít decided on a color yet.  Well, thanks to Marc, I found my color. 

Also--a big ďThanksĒ to my bud Jeff at Sign Here in West Point for the Ď01í for the bd head. 

...get it?

 

 

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