FOR THE LOVE OF STAVE DRUMS! Share those beautiful stave and block snare drums pics!

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I toss my only example into the mix... A 6X14" of flamed hard maple and black walnut by Punkinater Custom Drums out of Myrtle Beech South Carolina.... The splay is only in my old cell phone pics, none in the actually drum.



 

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Here's a few I've built over the years...

First 4.. Cocobola, Rosewood, real Tulipwood & Purpleheart I built while working for someone else...

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Goetz Tulipwood (Medium).JPG Goetz Purpleheart.JPG

Next 6 ... 2 different Zebrawood, Maple wrapped in turquoise, Wanult w/ maple stripes, Bubinga on the bottom, Wenge w/ Maple stripes on top

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Have a Purpleheart w/ a Maple stripe and a Walnut that will have inlays currently in the finishing stage...
 

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I have a walnut stave that i had a guy here in michigan build for me about 3 years ago... last year the shell swole? swelled?.. either way.. i can't even get a head on it anymore... so pissed :(
 

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Macacauba with chrome hardware on the left and Bubing/Wenge with black nickel hardware on the right. Both 6x14 DaVille shells.

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Nothing like beautiful wood crafted into a great musical instrument or other useful item
 

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I'm not that familiar with stave drums. What are the sound characteristics that differ from ply drums?
 

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Buffalo_drummer said:
I'm not that familiar with stave drums. What are the sound characteristics that differ from ply drums?
I've never been able to A/B this with two drums of the same size, shell thickness, hardware setup, heads, and tuning, but what I've been told is that stave shells offer a slightly lower fundamental than ply shells of the same thickness because there's no horizontal (bend) stress on the wood.

Here's my Carolina Drumworks birdseye maple Gold Series. 1/4" thick staves with milled-in 1/4" reinforcement rings. Total knockout.

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Drum Gear Review said:
I'm not that familiar with stave drums. What are the sound characteristics that differ from ply drums?
I've never been able to A/B this with two drums of the same size, shell thickness, hardware setup, heads, and tuning, but what I've been told is that stave shells offer a slightly lower fundamental than ply shells of the same thickness because there's no horizontal (bend) stress on the wood.

Here's my Carolina Drumworks birdseye maple Gold Series. 1/4" thick staves with milled-in 1/4" reinforcement rings. Total knockout.

Carolina Birdseye.jpg


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Jeff makes some great stuff...
 
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My pride and joy. The 12x7 Jarrah stave block by A.D.M. (Australian Drum Manufacturers) from the 3th of May 1991. This my main snare.

The other one I just bought and should be here next week. It is a segmented block 14x6,5 Koa by an unknown luthier and unknown date (but it looks like a 90’s model too).
 

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I have a walnut stave that i had a guy here in michigan build for me about 3 years ago... last year the shell swole? swelled?.. either way.. i can't even get a head on it anymore... so pissed :(
- Was the shell not sealed? Have you tried sending it back?
 

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I'm not that familiar with stave drums. What are the sound characteristics that differ from ply drums?
Late to the thread, but stave snares generally have a higher fundamental pitch due to the thickness, a real fatness to the attack sound, a more prominent fundamental, and less overtones. They tend to not choke as easily, and sound great really laying into them. React like a wood version of a cast metal snare.

A couple of my favorites, a Walnut and Santos rosewood (Pau Ferro)



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