How Many Species Of Woods In Your Collection?

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It occurred to me I have the following in my collection:

Cedar
Spruce
Mahogany
Maple
Gumwood
Walnut
Poplar
 
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Maple
Makore
Mahogany
Pomelle-sappele
 

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have fun with this, but i find it funny that growing up i did not know or care - they were just wood. since all my drums are vintage ludwig/wfl, i most likely have many types of wood.
 

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have fun with this, but i find it funny that growing up i did not know or care - they were just wood. since all my drums are vintage ludwig/wfl, i most likely have many types of wood.
Yeah I’m kinda in between the thinking of it doesn’t matter and it does.
 

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Walnut
Maple
African Mahogany
 

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Not all at once but I've owned...

Walnut (ply and stave)
Cherry (stave)
Maple (ply and steam bent)
Birch (ply)
Oak (ply)
Beech (ply)
African Mahogany (ply and soon to be steam bent)
Birch Bubinga hybrid (ply)
Bubinga (ply)
Jatoba Kapur and Maple hybrid (ply)
Luan (ply)
Maple Gum hybrid (ply)

And in my opinion, there is some validity to the notion that timber species affect sound.
 

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Fortunately, Yamaha named most of its lineup after the woods used, so I know them quite well!
Birch (Recording Custom, Stage Custom)
Oak Custom
Maple Custom (and Maple Custom Absolute)
Beech Custom
Kapur (Club Custom)
Mahogany/Basswood (Tama Rockstar)
 

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This reminds me of a debate on the old RMMP Schuh Show back in the Y2s.

I'll never remember the attribution now, but apparently Gretsch is a maple shell, whose plies are all interspersed and bound together with layers of a glue, which is called "gum", and apparently this special wood/glue combo is an essential ingredient in that GGS.

Anybody remember that?
 
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Hmmmm........
Ultra thin shell maple w/ re-rings (Sonor Prolite)
Medium shell maple straight wall (Ludwig Classic Maple)
Solid shell 1/4" steambent maple w/ re-rings (Summit kit)

I think I like maple eh?
 

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17 or 18 years of the DIY builder thing finds me with:

maple
birch
mahogany/poplar (whatever the '60s Ludwig snares were)
purpleheart
bubinga
walnut
ash
monkey pod
cherry

My current answers (YMMV) to the salient questions:

- "Does it make a difference?" It can.

- "Does it matter?" Well...
 

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Short answer = 5.

Solid maple (40's, 60's)
Solid mahogany with birdseye veneer (20's)
Maple plies
Gretsch 3 & 6 plies (50's & 60's - makeup?)
Gretsch maple ply with exotic veneer
Rogers (5 plies? makeup?)
Maple-poplar-maple & maple-poplar-mahogany (60's Ludwig)
Mahogany-poplar-mahogany (50's Slingy)
Modern Keller maple (#? makeup?)

I had a Yamaha oak ply - sold it. Too dry, no warmth, but it was loud. I don't care for birch. I had a bubinga 20 ply that was crazy loud.

I would like walnut, preferably solid. I'd love to try (and likely own) a Brady jarrah. Never tried a stave, either.....
 
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