Please list any company currently making a 3 ply maple/poplar/maple drum

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I'm only aware of Ludwig Legacy Maple. Any others making this exact layup with the solid maple rering? Thanks.
 

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I know C&C have made that exact layup in the past, but I'm not familiar with them enough to know if they still do.
 

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Gretsch has the Broadkaster, but those don’t have re-rings. WFL III Drums use a three ply Maple/Poplar/Maple shell, but I don’t know if they have re-rings either...
 

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Stone Custom Drum Co.
Chicago vintage series, maple/poplar/maple w/ ring
Looks like this company
does

this club date auction was what tipped me off:

(what do I win? ; )
 

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Stone Custom Drum Co.
Chicago vintage series, maple/poplar/maple w/ ring
Looks like this company
does

this club date auction was what tipped me off:

(what do I win? ; )

"Not this time, Mr. Powers!"
Stone Custom Drum Co. specifies 3-ply maple/poplar/maple reinforcement rings, not the requested solid maple. I wonder what kind of difference, if any, that would have on the sound...
 

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Thanks, I'm grateful for any and all input! First time I've heard of Stone Custom Drum.
 

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First time I've heard of Stone Custom Drum.
If I remember right they are the company that has the original Slingerland shell making equipment that they use to produce their own shells in the same fashion as Slingerland once did.
 

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The stone custom's use a 3 ply rering (drops from cutting shells 3 ply shells I would imagine). I'm pretty sure Ludwig is the only company with solid re-rings. I spoke with Bill at C&C a while back and I can tell you they do not do a 3 ply shell; their Maple/Poplar/Maple is actually 5 ply with a thick poplar middle and two thin plys of maple on each side.
 

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I checked Stone out a few times to make a thick shell like Ludwig's 6 ply. They were fairly expensive but not un-reasonable for what they were. That was quite a few years ago. When I checked again he said he was selling exclusively through Sweetwater, that too was probably 5 years ago.

I seem to recall one of the builder sites used to sell solid ply re-rings to add to your own shell but I don't remember which one.
 

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I think Q has a maple/poplar/maple kit as well.

My broadkasters, which is that formula, sounds FAR superior then my Ludwig Legacy (which I sent down the road).
 

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The Q Drums website looks interesting, but they don't have any info regarding how many plies, edges, or sizes available; not that I found, anyway.
 

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Just to throw in a wild card, I don't think the middle ply has any effect on the sound, poplar or whatever. In the 1980's, all the drum companies started bragging about "all maple shells." But it had nothing to do with the inner plies. The real difference from the old vintage drums was thicker shells and 45 degree sharp bearing edges.
 

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Middle plies may matter more than if the ring is ply. Which come to think I never heard of a ply ring...until today..
 

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