This is what a dw "special edition" ply drum costs.
DW 14"x6.5" Jim Keltner Icon Snare Drum, shell material: 11-ply North American Maple Shell, VLT Shell construction, Antique Brass Hardware, DW Design lugs, DW True Pitch tension rods, DW True Hoops, DW MAG snare...m.thomann.de
I dread to think what a steambent will be.
They would be sourcing from Nashville...The "relocated" Craviotto. The Sam Bacco connection to both Slingerland and Craviotto just makes sense here. The marketing couldn't be any better for DW and they love a good marketing story to tell.If they completely moved shop from CA to Nashville, why would they try to source shells from a closed factory? Maybe I missed to boat on how that works....?
I remember watching a video where he learned from a furniture maker how to steam bend serious size chunks of lumber. But I do NOT remember if they started doing it themselves or not.Doesn't DW bend their own solid shells? They also have that molecular condensing process though that may/may not be sourced like steam bending may/may not be... ?