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    Because I have an extra floor tom, I decided to try to make it a snare drum. What I have so far. Ground out a snare bed too. Waiting on heads also.

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    Wrapped this with a textured vinyl alligator skin. Made a butt plate from a couple pieces of aluminum. I needed something flat and close to drum because a floor tom leg ends up above it.
    The rims I have for this were pretty rusty even after clean up so I decided to paint them black and set aside until I get heads.
    Bought a set of 16” snare wires for this too.
    Before buying the 16” snare wires, I wondered if 14” snare wires may have worked? Has anyone ever tried that?
    Last edited by Olimpass; 09-01-2020 at 01:34 PM.

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    Wow not even I have a 16" snare lol I do own a 15" snare but it's not 15" deep! lol

    I wonder how this will sound... what snare wires are you going with?
    With my 14x12 I found that the super wide 42 wire with a wider bed worked best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Wow not even I have a 16" snare lol I do own a 15" snare but it's not 15" deep! lol

    I wonder how this will sound... what snare wires are you going with?
    With my 14x12 I found that the super wide 42 wire with a wider bed worked best.
    I’ve bought a set of Gibraltar 16” snare wires. In my post, I was asking if anyone has ever tried a set of 14” wires on a 16”. I do have a set of 42 strand but they’re 14 inchers. I may try those to see how they sound vs. the 16”.

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    Dude so is it finished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Dude so is it finished?
    No. I was going to finish it with something else but waiting for the 16” snare side head which is special order.

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    Looking very sinister. I bet it'll be fun to incorporate.
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