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Signal gets beatboxy with cardboard drum kit

Signal gets beatboxy with card...
The cardboard-encased drums were thoroughly beaten up by Eric Kretz from Stone Temple Pilots 
The cardboard-encased drums were thoroughly beaten up by Eric Kretz from Stone Temple Pilots 
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A Cardboard Chaos collaboration between Signal Snowboards and Ernest Packaging Solutions, the cardboard drum kit also involved Sahir Hanif of kit builders Masters of Maple
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A Cardboard Chaos collaboration between Signal Snowboards and Ernest Packaging Solutions, the cardboard drum kit also involved Sahir Hanif of kit builders Masters of Maple
To be clear, only the drum shells are made from cardboard, not the whole shebang
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To be clear, only the drum shells are made from cardboard, not the whole shebang
Cardboard shells are used for the floor tom, rack tom, snare and kick drum
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Cardboard shells are used for the floor tom, rack tom, snare and kick drum
The cardboard-encased drums were thoroughly beaten up by Eric Kretz from Stone Temple Pilots 
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The cardboard-encased drums were thoroughly beaten up by Eric Kretz from Stone Temple Pilots 

Signal Snowboards notes the integral role that music plays in boarding, and has previously demonstrated its love for mixing the two in cardboard with a snowboard and a Stratocaster guitar fashioned from the packaging material. For its latest collaboration with Ernest Packaging Solutions, the company has made a working drum kit using cardboard.

If you're thinking that it's been a while since we've been treated to some cardboard craziness from Signal Snowboards and Ernest Packaging Solutions, you'd be right. As it turns out, the cardboard drum project began a few years ago, but has only recently been completed.

The cardboard collaborative sought the assistance of Sahir Hanif of kit builders Masters of Maple, who gave the project team all of the information it needed to make a cardboard drum set work. To be clear, only the drum shells are made from cardboard, not the whole shebang – as with Obilab Music's DrumKit from 2016 – but it's no less awesome.

To be clear, only the drum shells are made from cardboard, not the whole shebang
To be clear, only the drum shells are made from cardboard, not the whole shebang

The toughest member of the cardboard kit to build proved to be the snare, due to the tension needed to give it some pop. Elsewhere, there's a cardboard-encased floor tom, a rack tom and a kick drum. The cymbals and hi-hat are not cardboard, and neither are the sticks used to play the kit.

So how does it sound and play? You can find out in the video below, as Eric Kretz from Stone Temple Pilots gives it a thorough workout.

Source: Signal Snowboards

Cardboard Drums featuring Stone Temple Pilots Eric Kretz : Cardboard Chaos

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toyhouse
Drums have been made with all kinds of materials so this material didn't surprise me all that much as a p.r. stunt kind of thing. It's really a resin/composite. What did surprise me was how much I found myself liking the appearance. A lot! The corrugations and even the color. Almost looks like corrugated wood. I want some! As for the snare, most folks use something else for that snare-crack anyway - metal. Very cool story. Love instruments made in unconventional ways. It'd be funny if this started a trend.
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None of this has any value if they don't go into production.