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Single ply or 3-ply?

olmanbenny

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It’s very hard for me to tell if this drum has a 3-ply shell or single ply. Yes, I do need new glasses.

What do you see?
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To me it looks like 4 plys 3 inner lighter plys and a darker out side ply send a pic with the head of the drum what drum is it?.
 

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Usually you can just go by the colors of the wood. Single ply maple shells, even with re-rings, will usually be the same light wood color all the way across.
When you get a mahogany ply tossed in it goes back and forth from light to dark. And even if you have a single ply mahogany shell with maple re-rings,
the entire shell portion should be that same dark mahogany color all the way across. A poplar or inner "soft wood" ply is almost always a lot thicker than the others.
 


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