Man, I would love to know more about your build! I hope you documented it with pictures and video!I've always been interested in making my own kit, so I bought some hardwoods and vintage hardware to create an eclectic stave set. I loved every bit of the process from making my own stain to antiquing the the hardware. I recommend trying it!
Bass is cherry with maple stripe, 18x12
Rack tom is pecan, maple, walnut, 8x10 (maple is from old Dallas Mavs basketball court)
Floor tom is maple/purple heart, 14x14
Snares on floor are maple/mahogany, 14x4, 14x7
Snare on stand is alder with milkpaint finish, 14x5
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I call dibs on it nextTHANK YOU to Nacci for selling me this rare gem. Noble & Cooley Steam bent single ply Madagascan Rosewood 14x7 snare. Amazing looking and sounding.
More info here: https://www.drumforum.org/threads/n-c-ss-madagascar-rosewood.167099/#post-1849934
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Here’s an update on the progress of my oak stave shell. My lugs, vent hole, butt plate and rims all came in today. Only thing left out is the strainer that is still on the way. Looks and sounds great so far... fun fact: this whole snare plus the parts only costed me $197.56! Nice price for an oak stave snare! Excuse the fingerprints.Just got this in today! Oak 5.5x14 stave shell. The seller was gracious enough to drill it for hardware for me. Lugs, hoops and vent hole should be delivered tomorrow. The Trick strainer will take a little longer. Will also need to pick up some longer screws to mount all the hardware. Thinking of sealing the interior with a stain or some tung oil. Can’t wait to get this one put together!
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I was thinking about building a 16" kick, but COVID might close down our only acoustic venue.View attachment 443201 Ordered these back in August of last year and they arrived in February.
12x16 bass drum
14x20 bass drum
16x16 floor tom
I already had an 18, 10, 12, and 14 in the same finish
I was able to play the 16” bass drum on a handful of restaurant gigs and then the pandemic canceled all my gigs. Next week I get to play the 20, 10, and 16 at a wedding