an idea for my next project/mini snare ala LP

dtk

DFO Star
Joined
Oct 6, 2005
Messages
8,575
Reaction score
427
Location
Needham MA...
So I have an 8" LP Mini snare witch is really a timbale with a snare that operates like the old cocktail drums.

I've been thinking of buying an 8" tom (2 headed ideally) and cutting it in half...then buying a muffler mechanism and putting a half set of snares on them.

dumb?
 

JazzDrumGuy

DFO Star
Joined
Feb 16, 2016
Messages
8,753
Reaction score
1,474
Location
Pebble Beach, CA
Why, if you have the LP one already? What depth do you want? And what's the plan with the 2nd half of the 8" tom?
 

dtk

DFO Star
Joined
Oct 6, 2005
Messages
8,575
Reaction score
427
Location
Needham MA...
I like to have 1 on a practice kit and another packed and ready to take to a gig.
the idea would be to build two from the one cut in half tom...makes it more cost effective.

The only down side is the timbale sound won't be as authentic w/a wood shell...but the metal one is only 8"...(it does sound surprisingly timbale esque)
 


Top