Cheap beater 15" diameter shell

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I need 15" wood hoops for a mini bass drum. The prices I see for new are over $100/pair! I am looking for a cheap beater 15" diameter shell - depth I guess doesn't matter. I plan on ripping some hoops out of the shell using a circular saw or table saw....
zip is 93953....thanks.
 

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Squid, I will be ripping it into 1.5" hoops, not finishing it. What's s/h to 93953? USPS probably is the cheapest.....also, what's the thickness? And depth? Thanks.
 

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147E1345-2A00-4160-8B9F-FCFE8810CD28.jpeg 0A27581A-598A-4FF7-B837-0B6D5799B88A.jpeg Just sayin if you wanted them natural the outer ply is finish grade. 14” depth and 1/4” thick. There’s about 2” either end and 6” in the center to play with.Usps retail ground is $17.00.
 

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Got the PM - thanks. The drum I wanted was listed as 16" but it's a 15" so it sprung this idea, although I am not thrilled about a 15" bass. So I am debating whether to move forward and settle for the 15" or just bail the idea fully......
 

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If you’re building a bass from a 15” shell then you’ll need a bigger shell than 15” to make hoops from anyway.
 

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You know - I thought about that looking at a 14" mini bass I built. The hoops seem bigger so you're right! I feel like an idiot....I wonder if then I need a 16" shell?
Thanks, Squid.
 

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i have a Ludwig 15" 3 ply marching shell that would be perfect let me know if you would like to see it.

dan
 

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You know - I thought about that looking at a 14" mini bass I built. The hoops seem bigger so you're right! I feel like an idiot....I wonder if then I need a 16" shell?
Thanks, Squid.
I think so, I remember years ago someone making some hoops for a 17" marcher out of some 18" shell cut offs. Maybe check with some drum builders
 


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