an idea for my next project/mini snare ala LP

dtk

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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.

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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?
 

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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)
 


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