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    Cool Building a 40ply snare? Yes i am.

    As it says i am building a 40 ply maple shell snare drum with 6 ply reinforcement rings (as if they were needed). The size is 13x5.5.


    Pic of the Shell the day i got it.


    Pic after staining.

    Will post pictures after it is assembled.
    Last edited by brknsgnfcncdrummer; 04-21-2012 at 12:49 PM. Reason: Wrong picture link
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    That is a whole lot of glue. Care to share your method? Do you vacuum form it?
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    I ordered the Shell straight from Keller Shells. I just drilled it and got the hardware.
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    Wow! Those are bearing shelves vs edges. It's so thick that in the end it's more like a 10"x5.5"?
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    I have read builders comments on the merit of going so thick, most believe once you hit 3/4 of an inch, any additional thickness does nothing other than add weight. I imagine it would be loud, according to Pearl and Yamaha, thinner equals resonance, thicker equals volume. Thanks, for posting, keep us in the loop, I would like to hear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
    Wow! Those are bearing shelves vs edges. It's so thick that in the end it's more like a 10"x5.5"?
    It certainly does raise the pitch when you go that thick.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    My buddy had a 40 ply. It weighed a million pounds and it was insanely LOUD.

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    I wish I could remember where I saw it, but someone built a snare using a Ford tire rim, it looked neat and actually sounded quite nice.

    Found it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FTiy...e_gdata_player
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    You would have to get an Xtra wide hoop to fit that edge LOL
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
    My buddy had a 40 ply. It weighed a million pounds and it was insanely LOUD.
    I was wondering the same thing Marko it must of be realy heavy that's for sure.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

    5pc Pearl MCX Chestnut Fade 12x9, 13x10, 16x16, 18x22 14x6.5 matching snare
    Pearl Sensitone 14x5.5 steel alloy snare
    Vintage Slingerland " Festival" steel snare 14x5
    Zildjian A's (avendis) Vintage 70's era
    17 med thin crash, 14 new beat hhts and 21 sweet crash/ride
    Zildjian K 18 med thin crash
    Pearl 1000 series all double braced hadware: 2 cymbal stands , 1 boom stand, hhts stand, snare stand
    Pearl Eliminator single chain drive

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    that things crazy. Did you drill it for 12lugs? The lug offset is cool.

    Would go good with that 32" ride we had pics of . Could've been the loudest in the world if it was birch
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    With a wide counter cut like that on your bearing edge, you're going to get a very dry snare, and it's going to drop your pitch.

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    Nice man, that thing is gonna really own for the larger venues and outside playing. You might need some good technique to use it in small to medium rooms though, the volume on 20 ply and up is outta this world! Great job on the project so far.
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    I have a recording of it. It is very dry just as i wanted. Almost no resonance at all. I will post something of it as soon as i can get it mixed down.
    I went with a Evans HD dry for the batter and a Evans Hazy 300 for the snare side. Give me a little while and i will post a clip.
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    Last edited by brknsgnfcncdrummer; 04-22-2012 at 03:22 PM. Reason: wrong link
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    Awesome! I love it! That may be the best sounding snare for rock that I've ever heard.

    Sweet song too.

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    Nice! I really like that dry sound.

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    A great recording snare without a doubt. I love dry snares and this ticks my box!

    And putting a HD Dry on a 40 ply snare = the driest snare ever!
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    Sounds great for the drumming and music style! I like it man.
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    Thanks everyone. I love it. Will post pictures of it now that its done. But i got excited and took it to the recording "studio" and left it there. As soon as i go back i will have some pictures.
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