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Old 11-19-2007, 05:45 PM
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Default Rosewood steambent drum...

Friend of mine picked up the shell at PASIC this year. Apparently Vaughncraft will be making a special anniversary snare for Pork Pie out of these shells only in 7" depths instead of 6" like this one.





Henry lucked out and I just happened to have the hardware handy to put it together. Vaughncraft makes some killer shells that's for sure. Beautiful grain on this one.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:50 PM
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Wow fantastic wood! Have you played it? What is Rosewood comparable to soundwise?
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Rosewood steambent drum...

Didn't play it enough to be able to really give an opinion since he was anxious to get home and put it on his kit I'm afraid. I'd imagine rosewood would stand out... i mean.. it's used for claves, marimbas, etc so it's a pretty tonal wood.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:50 PM
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Didn't play it enough to be able to really give an opinion since he was anxious to get home and put it on his kit I'm afraid. I'd imagine rosewood would stand out... i mean.. it's used for claves, marimbas, etc so it's a pretty tonal wood.
Rosewood is very dense. I'm surprised it's not used more for drums. Does it shave into plies well?
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:55 PM
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Rosewood is very dense. I'm surprised it's not used more for drums. Does it shave into plies well?
Isn't the new Gretsch Purewood made of Rosewood?
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:01 AM
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Isn't the new Gretsch Purewood made of Rosewood?
I think it is. This kit right?



I imagine it sounds just as beautiful as it looks.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:26 AM
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sweet! I want a steam bent shell really bad!
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:59 AM
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I saw this over at GN. Very, very nice snare.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:18 AM
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what a beautiful drum! Congrats man :D
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How is a steambent shell even made? People have been doing it for hundreds of years, but how? Do you boil the wood until it's soft? Do you need dies or hoops to hold it in place?
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Rosewood steambent drum...

Steam is used to soften the wood to the point that it will bend.. (pick up a book at the library about ship building...) A "skarf" joint how you secure it into a circle.. you basically shave down the wood so that it overlaps smoothly and ends up forming a smooth circle. The rerings are then put in place to ensure that it holds the shape.

That's the VERY short and ugly description.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:19 AM
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Very nice looking drum. I'm jealous.

Check out youtube, I remember a video about how Grover makes their steam-bent shells a while back.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:08 AM
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that grain is amazing, what a grab!
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