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Old 11-12-2009, 05:23 AM
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yea i know this is a dumb Question but what is a seamless snare drum , im a visual learner so pics would be greatly apreaciated
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:48 AM
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yea i know this is a dumb Question but what is a seamless snare drum , im a visual learner so pics would be greatly apreaciated
A seamed shell starts with a flat peice of sheet metal that is bent around and welded along the joining edge to create the shell.

A seamless shell starts off with a solid ingot of metal (looks like a hockey puck, I believe) that is put into a machine much like a centrifuge that spins very quickly and shapes the solid peice into the shell. Hence there is no join.

If you are after a visual cue here, the best I can offer is imagine a potter's wheel. A lump of clay is placed on the wheel, which then spins and the potter shapes it into a bowl.

At least that is my understanding, by no means am I an expert on the topic. Hope that helps some.

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:53 AM
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If you are after a visual cue here, the best I can offer is imagine a potter's wheel. A lump of clay is placed on the wheel, which then spins and the potter shapes it into a bowl.
That's a good visual image, Pocket. I'm seeing the potter's wheel. There's Demi Moore moulding a snare drum, Patrick Swayze comes in from behind to the strains of The Righteous Brothers and completely messes it up.

Later on, many miles away, a drummer wonders why the tension rods won't screw into the lugs properly ...

Sorry. I'm in a silly mood.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:07 AM
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Solid shell, lathed out of a single log of wood (generally, but not always rock maple).

examples: http://www.lukapercussion.com/en/homepage.html. Go into this site and click on the link labelled "Fabrication". His process, plus visual examples are there.

DW has a "Super Solid" shell in their Collector series, however it does have a seam. Depends on how wide you wish the term 'solid' to mean

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That's a good visual image, Pocket. I'm seeing the potter's wheel. There's Demi Moore moulding a snare drum, Patrick Swayze comes in from behind to the strains of The Righteous Brothers and completely messes it up.

Later on, many miles away, a drummer wonders why the tension rods won't screw into the lugs properly ...

Sorry. I'm in a silly mood.
And thanks Polly, for inserting that damned song into my head...
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:08 AM
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That's a good visual image, Pocket. I'm seeing the potter's wheel. There's Demi Moore moulding a snare drum, Patrick Swayze comes in from behind to the strains of The Righteous Brothers and completely messes it up.

Later on, many miles away, a drummer wonders why the tension rods won't screw into the lugs properly ...

Sorry. I'm in a silly mood.
Speaking of good visual images Poll.......the thought of Demi Moore spinning my Black Beauty is like a little peek into heaven!! Two perfect pieces of craftsmanship. Ha!.......... Alas my little girl is calling me back to reality...........

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:38 AM
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There's a thread here - Seamless Snare Drum Process with links to vids about their manufacture and preparation:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=36679

Pocket, I thought poor old Patrick Swayze was a bit of alright too but I wouldn't want him moulding my snare drum. His talents lay elsewhere.

Elpol, I wouldn't be so sadistic as to sing "Ohhhh, myyy lo-ooove, my da-arlinggg ..." at you so I won't hehehehehehe
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There's a thread here - Seamless Snare Drum Process with links to vids about their manufacture and preparation:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=36679

Pocket, I thought poor old Patrick Swayze was a bit of alright too but I wouldn't want him moulding my snare drum. His talents lay elsewhere.

Elpol, I wouldn't be so sadistic as to sing "Ohhhh, myyy lo-ooove, my da-arlinggg ..." at you so I won't hehehehehehe
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:57 PM
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Yea Polly needs a good hard tickle for that
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:42 PM
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That's a good visual image, Pocket. I'm seeing the potter's wheel. There's Demi Moore moulding a snare drum, Patrick Swayze comes in from behind to the strains of The Righteous Brothers and completely messes it up.

Later on, many miles away, a drummer wonders why the tension rods won't screw into the lugs properly ...

Sorry. I'm in a silly mood.
On my....I'm rolling on the floor laughing after that one..... hahahahahahahahaha
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:08 PM
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nice images.... lol

seamless snares... hmmmmm. There are also seamless acrylic shell snares, (and other drums) made by some companies.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:10 AM
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Hehehe ... now that I've stirred things up I'll be sensible. Has anyone seen those snares that have no body? Like a roto-tom except there's a lower head with snares below.

In the 80s we were alone is our large practice rooms and we decided to go exploring. We found a room with the gear of a top Aussie band at the time and I couldn't resist tapping the snare (not hard because I didn't want to mess anything up). It sounded like a cannon!

A bit offtopic, but it didn't have any seams ...
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:59 AM
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Pocket, I thought poor old Patrick Swayze was a bit of alright too but I wouldn't want him moulding my snare drum. His talents lay elsewhere.
I'd say his talents lie 6 feet under right about now...
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:34 PM
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Regarding shells and their description: http://www.drumjunction.com/drum_shells.html
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