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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:12 pm Reply with quote
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so i'm going to buy a snare shell online.. it comes pre-drilled

anybody have any experience putting together their own snare drum?

any tips & tricks you'd care to share?

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Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:49 pm Reply with quote
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what's so complicated, I mean what do you need help with? The assembly seems straight forward.
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Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:43 pm Reply with quote
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for example
in order to use tube style lugs (like this - http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/7/8/0/255780.jpg ) you need to have the holes drilled 100% true

where if you get the newer style with the springs inside (like this - http://www.universalpercussion.com/632b.gif ) it doesn't have to be as accurate.

or - when painting your drum, make sure its constantly rotating when applying the paint (buy an old turntable from a thrift shop)

etc

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Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:53 pm Reply with quote
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Man that's awesome! I don't know shit about that sort of thing but if you need help on the labor end I'd love to give you a hand, just let me know!

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Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:56 pm Reply with quote
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well my drum instructor stripped this old pearl set and refinished it and he said the key to a good finish is sanding. Just like basic carpentry, start with a heavy grit and work your way down to the finer grits. paint, sand, paint, sand, sand, sand, sand, buff, buff. In terms of lugs, I think that comes down to opinion.
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Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 3:07 pm Reply with quote
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ogdeathgrind wrote:
well my drum instructor stripped this old pearl set and refinished it and he said the key to a good finish is sanding. Just like basic carpentry, start with a heavy grit and work your way down to the finer grits. paint, sand, paint, sand, sand, sand, sand, buff, buff. In terms of lugs, I think that comes down to opinion.


yup, i've heard the same thing with sanding

lugs - you'd think that
but because the shell i'm getting is pre-drilled..and if whoever drilled it back in the 70s/80s was lazy - i can't use those tube style lugs

i would love to build something similar to that drum i posted above
but with metal die cast hoops in black, lugs and rods in gold, and probably a trick throw-off

we'll see what hardware i can actually get to fit

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Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:05 pm Reply with quote
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well I've heard great things about the pearl masterworks series w/ brl lugs and die cast hoops. They should easily last you for life.
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Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:08 am Reply with quote
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ogdeathgrind wrote:
well my drum instructor stripped this old pearl set and refinished it and he said the key to a good finish is sanding. .


this is true for ANY wood finishing. you can buffer the finish all you want, but if the wood underneath isn't perfect then your not going to get a perfect result.

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