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    New Small Set From Scratch

    I’ve always wanted to build a small set for acoustic and jazz that’s a lot easier to haul around. The design with tube lugs was inspired by vintage American drums from the early 1900s. And since I’ve always liked the look of brass hardware with a purple finish where the wood grain still shows I...
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    My First Metal Snare

    Total Parts came to about $450 from Drum Factory Direct and Drums on Sale websites. The shell was $166 when I picked it up more than a year ago. The lugs were just over $100. I guess I had about 2-3 days working on it a bit at a time around other things like mowing the lawn Now that I have...
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    My First Metal Snare

    Thanks All JazzDrum Guy - You are right. Geez...I double checked what I bought and it's a Tarnished BRONZE plated brass shell from Drum Factory Direct.... It had "Tarnished Brass" written on the cardboard box...that's what stuck in my thick head A lot of the other parts came from Drums On...
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    My First Metal Snare

    A tarnished (Bronze Plated) brass 13" x 6.5" shell snare drum finished out with golden brass hardware. This one was inspired by vintage drums from the early 1900s by American builders like Walberg & Auge. Light Action for the Pro Builders on here but tricky for me working completely in metal...
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    Marching Drum to Piccolo Snare Build

    Yeah the whole idea was a cracking loud snare for that hard driving punk and alternative stuff ManChild is into... When I noticed how thick that old marching drum shell was I just had to do something with it...my daughter wanted to make a light up table lamp out of that drum....NAW..... Thanks...
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    Marching Drum to Piccolo Snare Build

    I used some DAP Plastic Wood that I saw at Home Depot or Ace Hardware. When I investigated the best material to use apparently is automotive Bondo - that's on the top on the list but even a very small can of that was more than I wanted to pop for just a few little holes so I tried that plastic...
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    Marching Drum to Piccolo Snare Build

    I've had an old Ludwig split shell early 80s marching drum in the boneyard for years...and just made a piccolo snare with brass hardware out of it for my son the punk star. I figure some may enjoy the photos. There is one shot that shows how thick that 6-ply shell is compared to a 6-ply tom...
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    Any Drilling Layout Tricks for a beaded Metal Shell?

    Thanks! A paper template it will be...
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    Any Drilling Layout Tricks for a beaded Metal Shell?

    I'm going to take a shot at building my first metal snare and have a nice 13" brass shell... I'm trying to decide on 8 tube lugs or 16 single lugs. With that center bead on the outside of the shell and the flange from the metal bearing edge on the inside of the shell it seems very challenging...
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    Looking for 13" x 5" or 13" x 5.5" Metal Shell

    Thanks...will check Oriollo out...
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    Sound Proofing Your Drum Room

    Having spec'd a number of recording and television studios the key is MASS. Sound, especially low frequencies, are what you are trying to contain. Google "STC Ratings" which is the Sound Transmission Coefficient spec for how much sound goes THROUGH something. Wall coverings will absorb reflected...
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    Looking for 13" x 5" or 13" x 5.5" Metal Shell

    I am looking to build a 13" custom metal snare in brass, copper, or bronze and can only find thin piccolo shells or deep 7" shells that are13" in diameter. I want to make a 5" but would go with a 5 1/2" depth. Anybody have a source?
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