This is a blog post about something specific. The specific topic of this post is custom printed clear bass drum heads. Before you click onto something more interesting like Careygate or Eastwoodgate STOP! You owe it to your children's childen to read on.
Not a lot of people know this, but at customskins HQ we have loads of amazing electronic and analogue equipment which allows us to produce custom printed drum heads in a range of finishes that not even Professor Stephen Hawking could comprehend. Fortunately, we don't burden you with these baffling choices, and keep the exciting stuff for our own gratification.
One finish which frankly doesn't get enough recognition, though, is CLEAR. Yep, much like water, air, ice, and air, customskins are also available in clear. But there's more to it than meets the eye, and that's exactly what this informative blog post focuses on.
So, Tim @ customskins, how did you get the idea of the bumper clear drum skin blog edition? Well, Reader @ desk, we recently received a rather nice drum head order from a happening band called The First. Here it is:
Not much to see here, I hear you exclaim, other than massive shark! WRONG. Check this:
You see, it's like Transformers, except this was a drumskin all along! Similarly to Transformers, this drum head is also like the Sistine Chapel. Light flows through the translucent colours like a stained glass window. If you had a light in your bass drum you'd probably be visited by Jesus!
But here's the rub. You don't have to have translucent colour on a clear head. They can be solid as well! Like on this one:
You can even have a combination of translucent and solid colours! Wow!
I know this is quite difficult to comprehend, much like the West Midlands, so I've put together a more concise overview for your consumption:
As you may have heard, it has been revealed that Kim Jong-un will be the next leader of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea when current leader Kim Jong-il explodes or melts or something. Jong-un is a keen drummer, and uses Custom Skins from Customskins on his kit. Here's some drum heads for his new band pictured against the Diamond Mountains in North Korea, in order to demonstrate the different finishes. This was a dangerous and expensive photoshoot – I'm sure you'll agree it was worth it:
So that should all be clear right? RIGHT!
If you'd like to buy a clear custom bass drum head for your band or communist regime please email sales [at] customskins [dot] co [dot] uk