Shell repair

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I bought this drum here on DFO over a year ago, there was a thread on it but I cant find it. Anyway, thought I would share with you my method for fixing this 7x15" Slingerland shell. I is three ply, mahogany, poplar, mahogany. The drum must have been dropped on the strainer at some point, the shell is severely damaged.
So first I removed the entire outer ply, then cut out a section that spanned between two lugs but staggered the cuts in each ply about one inch. I then patched in a new piece of mahogany veneer to the inside, gluing and clamping it to the rings. Then fit and glued a piece of poplar that I planned down to 1/8" over the mahogany veneer. Last step was to wrap the entire shell with new mahogany veneer.
Here are a few pics of the process. I dont know if this drum is worth the effort or If I am going about this correctly or not but I had fun doing it.
 

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This interests me so I'd love to know how it sounds when you have it completed
 

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Thank you for your comments guys! I'll get you some more pictures here soon.
 

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Well I have not been able to work on the drum much in the last few days but I did manage to stain the inside of the patch to a color close to the existing mahogany. And I did get the edges done also. Next up, big decision on whether or not to stain the outside or go natural, hope to get that done over the weekend.
 

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Almost done, just need to clean the rods and put on the heads. I purchased a Gibralter 3 point throw off, she looks good.

Anyone have a recommendation for wires, its a 15" drum?
 

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jccabinets said:
Almost done, just need to clean the rods and put on the heads. I purchased a Gibralter 3 point throw off, she looks good.

Anyone have a recommendation for wires, its a 15" drum?
Try Puresound P1520 it on, it cost about $21.45
 

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Pete2016, thanks for the wire recommendation, I will look into those.

audiochurch, the drums sounds pretty good, i currently have a cheep 14" set of wires on it but plan to try the Puresounds. Im not good at describing sound but i would say its a warm sound, not pingy like metal drums. I really need to play with the tuning, been so busy lately its hard to find time to play.
 

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Well, I for one am not surprised at the quality and craftsmanship of the repair. Very good attention to detail. Looks fabulous.
 

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George, thank you so much for the compliment!

multijd, I could record it on my phone or my Zoom recorder but not sure how to get that file here. Plus I need to mess around with the tuning. I like the drum but so far I prefer my acrolite.
 

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Brilliant work Jeff! Very nice...but then I'd expect nothing less.
 

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Brilliant work Jeff! Very nice...but then I'd expect nothing less.
Thanks Kevin, that little conversation I had with you right before your gig got me going on this.
 

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