- Aug 9, 2005
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For those of you building drums with new undrilled shells, do you do the drilling before or after applying the wrap?
I've never done brand new, undrilled shells, but this looks like the safest, simplest, and most logical way to do it. Drill the holes, install the wrap, then open up the holes in the wrap. Just seems to make the most sense - for the reason given.I drill the holes in the bare shell before wrapping, that way I can make as many pencil marks as needed on the bare wood when setting things up, And if I do screw anything up I can simply plug those holes and start over. Not an option if the wrap is already on the drum. Once the wrap is on the drum it is very easy to go back and open up the holes through the wrap.
That's just my method that I've developed over the years by (lots of) trial and error.