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Old 09-30-2006, 06:15 AM
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Default 7X14 Solid Cherry Snare

Here's a mock-up of the next snare drum. Vaughncraft one-ply cherry shell, Ego tube lugs.

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Old 09-30-2006, 10:16 AM
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Woooow, beautiful! I also love those tube lugs, great!
...er and I`m just curious: How much did it cost?

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Old 09-30-2006, 10:38 AM
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How much did it cost?
Besides that, how much can I buy it for?

Beautiful drum, man. Really. Really beautiful.
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:17 PM
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Total cost for all the parts was around $350. The shell was $150 and the 8 tube lugs were just under $100. Hoops, strainer, butt plate, heads, air vent, tension rods, shipping costs......$100.

Some might consider this drum expensive at $350, but when you consider the cost of a Craviotto snare drum......
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: 7X14 Solid Cherry Snare

Nice. Similar look to what I want to do when I build my own. Did you use a laquor for the clear coat?
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:12 PM
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$350 is a *steal* for a custom snare drum of such high quality parts. There aren't many other snares in existance that are made of cherry. Mapex has a model (deep forest) but it's $389, and doesn't have that calibre of parts. The Mapex is a nice sounding snare, on the dry and mellow side, but a super jazz snare.

There are a lot of name brand snares out there in the $400-$450 range that don't offer high quality throwoffs, lugs or snares.

$350 is a superb price for what would likely be $600-$800 if commercially produced. To top that, there can't be many (if any) cherry snares that are just like it. You won't have any of that "me too" feeling. And that's worth it.
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:42 PM
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wooooooooow, now this looks awesome!~! great looking snare, really
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:06 AM
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$350 is a *steal* for a custom snare drum of such high quality parts. There aren't many other snares in existance that are made of cherry. Mapex has a model (deep forest) but it's $389, and doesn't have that calibre of parts. The Mapex is a nice sounding snare, on the dry and mellow side, but a super jazz snare.

There are a lot of name brand snares out there in the $400-$450 range that don't offer high quality throwoffs, lugs or snares.

$350 is a superb price for what would likely be $600-$800 if commercially produced. To top that, there can't be many (if any) cherry snares that are just like it. You won't have any of that "me too" feeling. And that's worth it.
I have one of those Mapex Deep Forest cherry drums and it's great. But I wanted a solid shell cherry without spending Craviotto $$$. I figured this was the next best thing, right? And I did get lucky- it's a beautiful shell.

Thanks for all the kind comments, guys.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:24 AM
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I have one of those Mapex Deep Forest cherry drums and it's great. But I wanted a solid shell cherry without spending Craviotto $$$. I figured this was the next best thing, right? And I did get lucky- it's a beautiful shell.

Thanks for all the kind comments, guys.
Craviatto has another one of those "mythic" statuses. A little searching, and I have found more than a few instances of flawed shells. So, he has nice stuff---but he isn't perfect. Any doubts? Check out drum, and MD magazines review of Craviatto stuff. They have a definate indication of some flaws that should not be there---especially on a kilobuck snare.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:46 AM
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Default Re: 7X14 Solid Cherry Snare

That looks pretty amazing. Ill be getting a segment shell from RhythmKing shells, and I was considering cherry. I want a deep pop, similiar to the snares in the songs Acid Rain by Dream Theater and Sporadic Movement by CKY. Would cherry be a good wood to use for this sound?
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:37 PM
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Craviatto has another one of those "mythic" statuses. A little searching, and I have found more than a few instances of flawed shells. So, he has nice stuff---but he isn't perfect. Any doubts? Check out drum, and MD magazines review of Craviatto stuff. They have a definate indication of some flaws that should not be there---especially on a kilobuck snare.
I own two Craviotto solid shell snare drums- a 6.5X14 DW maple and a 5.5x14 Timeless Timber birch. Speaking from personal experience, these two drums are physically flawless, and sonically stunning!

But you're right- a grand is a LOT for a snare drum. Hence, the home-build.

Though I would like to have Craviotto limited edition black cherry and walnut snare drums in 6.5X14. There's just something about those diamond-base tube lugs......
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Awsome!! this looks great and i just can imagine the sound solid and warm!!! Good job this makes me want to do mine either!!
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Not much to say other tan its beautiful and I'm jealous.
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Total cost for all the parts was around $350. The shell was $150 and the 8 tube lugs were just under $100. Hoops, strainer, butt plate, heads, air vent, tension rods, shipping costs......$100.

Some might consider this drum expensive at $350, but when you consider the cost of a Craviotto snare drum......

So you bought the shell already steam-bent into shape and now you're going to finish it? What a neat project!

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Old 10-29-2006, 05:03 PM
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:26 PM
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This is what she'll look like. I'll provide better pictures when I get her back from the builder.



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Old 10-30-2006, 03:11 AM
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wow...the snares lookin sweet! i bet it'll be nice and yes you did get a great bargin on that great of a snare
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:12 AM
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how does that beast sound :)?
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:37 AM
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I'll have it back to check out in a few days. A friend built it for me this weekend.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:37 AM
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Love this drum.............

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:23 AM
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ARRR!!! i need to start building sooo badly! im gonna have a welder make me a 13x6 diamand place steel and a diamand plate aluminum in the same size. made with matching parts.


if that goes well, ill make a 13x12 marching snare.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:25 AM
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wow.... just wow. and another wow to make 20 characters
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Very nice. I put up a picture of the cherry shell I've got laying around... I'll be finishing it up in the next week. Think I may go a bit more reddish with mine and might do brass.. we'll see.
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DAMNNNNNNNN i want that! i love 14 x 7 snares! SOUND CLIPS!
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:07 AM
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any reason, other than price, that made you choose eight lugs, not ten?
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:19 AM
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Two reasons:

1) I think 8 lug snares tune just fine.

2) I wanted to show-off that beautiful shell!
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:49 AM
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What kind of throw did you use? It looks kinda.. dwarfed.

Other than that.. the snare is simply stunning, and the reinforcement hoops were a great idea.
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What kind of throw did you use? It looks kinda.. dwarfed.
It's a big drum.

Stealth throw.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:09 AM
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Looks good. I always like seeing people build their own (or assemble, as some prefer).
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