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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

8 x 14 Maple Snare - Leedy Lugs

8 x 14. Single ply steambent maple shell, with rerings, from Vaughncraft. Edges are roundover with 45 inner (my preferred edge for this type of shell).  Red pearl wrap. Vintage Leedy lugs. Flangeless hoops and hoop clips from Drum Factory Direct. Gibraltar beer tap throw and end plate. Puresound wires, Aquarian heads. Still need to decide if I'll sell it or keep it. I'd been holding onto these lugs for some time waiting for the right shell to put them on.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Build Your Own Gretsch - #2

This is a snare I'm keeping and we're using ourselves. Really nice Gretsch shell I got cheap 3 or 4 years ago, as the drill holes didn't align with the seam in the wrap. Founld Lightning throw on eBay, bought brand new buttplate from Dave's Drum Shop in Ottawa, added Champagne lugs and COB "stickchopper" hoops. Also Aquarian  American Vintage heads because these Gretsch shells are larger diameter, and conventional heads don't fit. I thought about rewrapping the shell but I liked the white pearl wrap, so did some minor surgery on it, and voila, a "build your own Gretsch" ...

6.5 x 14 Single Ply Walnut

This is a 6.5 x 14 single ply steambent shell from Vaughncraft. Wood is interesting as it has a definite reddish hue to it. Yamaha style lugs (20), "beer tap" throw, diecast rims (bottom is a new Pearl Mastercast, top is a used but very good condition hoop).

Sunday, January 5, 2014

5 x 14 Mahogany

Here's a 5 x 14 mahogany snare. Shell is from Tee Drums (mahogany inner and outer plies, birch inner. Thin rerings (I would have preferred thicker rerings). Wood hoops (hide-a-heads) and hoop lugs. Lugs - brass and aluminum - from Champagne Drum (so are the wood hoops, actually). New wires, heads .... Built this for one of my old drum teachers.
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Rainbow Sparkle 6.5 x 14

Another one I just completed this weekend. 6.5 x 14 birch ply snare shell, from Champagne Drum, with rerings installed.. I wrapped it with a nice rainbow sparkle from Precision Drum. I decided, for a retro look, to paint the inside a flat white, like early 60's Ludwig snares (I have an old Ludwig Pioneer snare with that interior).  Edges are roundover with 45 inner cut. Yamaha lugs, Pearl type strainer, triple flange hoops. The rainbow sparkle wrap will look great under stage lights.

Sold September 12, 2013.