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Old 04-17-2019, 10:56 PM
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Every time I feel like there's not enough activity on the forum, I have to admit that I myself haven't been posting photos in a while. So here's to getting back into it!

This fine specimen has a 7x14 Padauk stave shell, 1/4" thick with integrated rerings. Black hardware with solid brass lug posts for a nice accent. If you haven't heard/played Padauk, you're really missing something -- one of the fullest, sweetest notes you can experience.
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Eh. I prefer rosewood for snare shells, if Iím playing a wood drum. Looks great though. Padauk is beautiful, and Iím sure a lot of people love its sound.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:17 PM
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I used to do a bunch of rosewood drums, but good rosewood is getting tough to source. A certain country has been buying up the supply during the past several years. I know padauk is becoming a rosewood substitute in marimbas, but for drums I think they're very different in character -- significantly more midrange tone from padauk, while rosewood focuses more on the higher end. From a shop standpoint, padauk is a royal pain to work with, but once the project's complete it makes wonderful sounding drums.

But ... to try to keep everyone happy, here's a steambent rosewood with the same specs. :)
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Stellar builds as usual Jeff!
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:32 AM
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I used to do a bunch of rosewood drums, but good rosewood is getting tough to source. A certain country has been buying up the supply during the past several years. I know padauk is becoming a rosewood substitute in marimbas, but for drums I think they're very different in character -- significantly more midrange tone from padauk, while rosewood focuses more on the higher end. From a shop standpoint, padauk is a royal pain to work with, but once the project's complete it makes wonderful sounding drums.

But ... to try to keep everyone happy, here's a steambent rosewood with the same specs. :)
I have a steambent rosewood made from an NOS Vaughncraft shell. Itís in a Sleishman frame. Itís easily the best (to my ears) sounding snare Iíve heard up close.
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Beautiful drums!

I love me some eye candy.

How do you like those Puresound wires? What other brands have you tried, if any?
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:15 PM
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Beautiful drums!

I love me some eye candy.

How do you like those Puresound wires? What other brands have you tried, if any?
Thanks!

Yes, I've tried other brands of wires. I've found the Puresounds to generally be a good match to the other factors I incorporate into the responsiveness of a drum, such as reso-side bearing edge profiles and snare bed designs. I don't use all of the Puresound line, but there are a few configurations that I have the best results with based on the individual drum and its intended use.

I know some folks like extremely bright wires -- not my cup of tea most of the time, but if a client has a special request I'll most often comply (although I still will install Puresounds for my own acoustic check, just to give me a standard setup to evaluate -- same with heads).

Bear in mind that these drums are designed to take advantage of the shell tone, so overkilling with wire can be counterproductive.
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I should send you may padauk shell to see if you can do something with it - I've never been successful getting a sound I really liked out of the one I built.
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Every time I feel like there's not enough activity on the forum, I have to admit that I myself haven't been posting photos in a while. So here's to getting back into it!

This fine specimen has a 7x14 Padauk stave shell, 1/4" thick with integrated rerings. Black hardware with solid brass lug posts for a nice accent. If you haven't heard/played Padauk, you're really missing something -- one of the fullest, sweetest notes you can experience.
You make beautiful drums. I'd like to get one someday. I kind of like the 5.5-6" depth on my snares. Keep up the great work.

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I have a steambent rosewood made from an NOS Vaughncraft shell. Itís in a Sleishman frame. Itís easily the best (to my ears) sounding snare Iíve heard up close.
Hey Pushy, Do you have a picture of that snare? A pic of the inside of the shell would even be better. If by chance.
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Hey Pushy, Do you have a picture of that snare? A pic of the inside of the shell would even be better. If by chance.
I can take a pic this weekend when I get home. Inside shell would be tough, Iíve got calf heads on top and bottom, and changing heads on those Sleishmans is kind of a pain
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I can take a pic this weekend when I get home. Inside shell would be tough, Iíve got calf heads on top and bottom, and changing heads on those Sleishmans is kind of a pain
Cool, I've never seen a vaughncraft shell up close. Thanks.
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Question: Do these fine drums ship with a protective bag? If not, can you supply one with an order?

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Question: Do these fine drums ship with a protective bag? If not, can you supply one with an order?
A bag is not normally included, but it could be added, certainly.
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