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Old 09-13-2007, 05:15 PM
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Default A work in progress.

...Hola dot Comrades.

so, what do you do with a pile of parts from an el-cheapo snare drum and some recycled wrap from a 12" tom?



I found a Traxx snare drum (looks like a DDrum, must have come from the same factory) 12x5.5 for a rediculous price, so I bought it. I bought it mainly because it came wit a pair of 12" die cast snare hoops that I wanted for another project that never did get finished. I did however use the lug nuts, so the drum wwas stripped, then shelved and forgotten.

I am going through gear withdrawl, so rather than going out and buying something that I do not need, I decided to go through my rat pile and see if I could put together something with what I already had.

I managed to scrounge together the needed parts, but I did not want to just slap it back together, as that is no fun. I had some vintage white marine pearl wrap from a 12x8" tom that I had effed up, so on went the light bulb.



I had bought this wrap to recover a 12x8" DW tom, but I screwed it up by doing a rush job, and I never was happy with it. As you can see, the holes do not match up very well, so I do have to do some drilling. I am going to have to trim this to fitand I also have to be sure to have the wrap fit tight on the shell.

When I bought this snare, it sounded pretty crappy. When I finish it, it will still probably sound pretty crappy. I am doing this more as a way of using up a bunch-0-junk that would otherwise sit in a tub untill it gets tossed out.

I will update this as it progresses.

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Old 09-13-2007, 07:39 PM
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Hows ya gettin on, me young cocky! This should keep you away from going drum- shopping for a few months! ; )
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: A work in progress.

...Sat Sree Akall Aydee.

I will probably have this thing done before the weekend. This is one of those things that I am not too worried about screwing up. When I am finished, I am hoping that it will sound better than it probably will.

How are things in your part of the world?

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Old 09-13-2007, 10:01 PM
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I love the recycling job brother. I argee, why toss when you can use???? :D
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: A work in progress.

...finished.



I had to change a few things around on this to finish it off. I used the original lug nuts on a piccolo snare, so I had to scrounge around to find new ones. I had a pile of the DW true pitch nuts and rods, so I used them. They are longer than the originals so I had to scrap the gaskets that came with these lugs in order to line up the rods with the holes on the hoops, otherwise the hoops would not fit.



I have not had a chance to smack this thing around as I finished it too late in the evening to give it a test drive.



Also, when I put this thing back together, I never intended it to be anything more than a crappy snare witjh a crappy wrap job. It is not art, it is not something that I built. It is a bunch of parts that came together on a shell rather than a pile of junk sitting on a shelf. If I end up needing any of these parts for something more usefull, it will turn back into a pile of junk sitting on a shelf unless it really "WOWS" me with its sound.

It has inspired mr though and I will be rooting through my rat piles in search of more recycle projects that I will photograph and post for your amusement.

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Old 09-14-2007, 02:27 PM
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Holy Catfish, Barry !!!!!!! that was quick... and looks great! what size is that drum? also, let us know what happens when you hit it! ; )
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:14 PM
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Holy Catfish, Barry !!!!!!! that was quick... and looks great! what size is that drum? also, let us know what happens when you hit it! ; )
...ke hal ha (spelling ?) my Friend.

This snare is 12x5.5" and it had a natural maple laquer finish. I bought it at Mothers Music in Edmonton about a year or so ago. They had a bunch of different sized snares that they brought in on some promotion from Traxx. This little monster cost less than $50.00 Canadian brand new. I had gone in there looking for a pair of 12" die cast hoops for a tom so when I saw the snare I bought it instead as it had die cast hoops, and cost almost half of what the hoops alone would have run me.

I used the lug nuts from this snare, plus another 8 that I scrounged from somewhere to replace the lug nuts on a 14x4" DW brass piccolo snare that I had used on that 20x16" bass drum on my franken kit.

It's hard to keep track of all of the parts and pieces that I have used on my drums. I still find things that I have no idea where they came from. Maybe this stuff reproduces itself and mutates?

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