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Old 12-28-2007, 02:48 AM
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The Steambent Myrtle snare that Tim (CrazyHorse) built for me is finished! It will go out on Friday and I should have it next week by Thursday. He says it sounds amazing. It sure looks it :)
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:14 AM
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Very nice Rob. I'm sure you will be running to the door every time you think you hear the UPS truck. Don't tell anyone I did. shhhhh.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:18 AM
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Very nice, I like it !
Must sound great
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:39 AM
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It looks beautiful. I would love to hear it. Should go very well with your kit. Enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR! It looks like you're off to a great start.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:55 AM
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Wow Rob not much else I can say congrats your gonna love that drum. If I didnt already have the steam bent crav I would be on the horn with Tim Fo SHO. As you saw in my thread I'm collecting cymbals to have as many flavors as I can. Many people do this with snares but honestly I havent heard anything that would take the crav off my stand. I'm sure this is true of any solid shell snare of high quality.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:06 AM
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Wow Rob not much else I can say congrats your gonna love that drum. If I didnt already have the steam bent crav I would be on the horn with Tim Fo SHO. As you saw in my thread I'm collecting cymbals to have as many flavors as I can. Many people do this with snares but honestly I havent heard anything that would take the crav off my stand. I'm sure this is true of any solid shell snare of high quality.
I'm curious to hear how mine would compare to the Crav. Tim says that I basically got a Crav for more than half the price.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:35 PM
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Wow...

This christmas present may be late,
but it must be great!

How does Myrtle sound?? I don`t think I ever tried one...or heard about that wood used for drums.

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Old 12-28-2007, 03:50 PM
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Wow...

This christmas present may be late,
but it must be great!

How does Myrtle sound?? I don`t think I ever tried one...or heard about that wood used for drums.

Karl
Tim said that it has a relatively low fundamental pitch with a fairly wide tuning range. I found on a website a drum builder saying that it can have a deeper, throaty sound when tuned lower, with some metallic (steel shell like) overtones. When cranked it really has a crack to it.

I was able to find this mp3 of a Myrtle snare though I don't know the size http://www.oregondrum.com/audio/patt...mbent_room.mp3

http://www.oregondrum.com/audio/hits_steambent_room.mp3

http://www.oregondrum.com/default-myrtlewood_series.htm
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Well... with the roundover edges it's going to be a nice big fat sounding snare. I spent literally less than 5 minutes toying with the tuning since the heads aren't even broken in and already I love it. My wife thinks it looks better than my purpleheart and I'm afraid I have to admit I like the sound of the Myrtle better.

I'm shipping it out to ya in a bit here... Enjoy it my friend!

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Old 12-28-2007, 04:39 PM
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Very nice! Enjoy. Joey
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:09 PM
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Well... with the roundover edges it's going to be a nice big fat sounding snare. I spent literally less than 5 minutes toying with the tuning since the heads aren't even broken in and already I love it. My wife thinks it looks better than my purpleheart and I'm afraid I have to admit I like the sound of the Myrtle better.

I'm shipping it out to ya in a bit here... Enjoy it my friend!

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...I almost have a feeling that the Purpleheart may arrive at my doorstep instead... :)

Thanks again for everything Tim!
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:36 PM
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Beautiful drum!

I hope it sounds as good as it looks- nice work, Tim.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:47 PM
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Tim said that it has a relatively low fundamental pitch with a fairly wide tuning range. I found on a website a drum builder saying that it can have a deeper, throaty sound when tuned lower, with some metallic (steel shell like) overtones. When cranked it really has a crack to it.

I was able to find this mp3 of a Myrtle snare though I don't know the size http://www.oregondrum.com/audio/patt...mbent_room.mp3

http://www.oregondrum.com/audio/hits_steambent_room.mp3

http://www.oregondrum.com/default-myrtlewood_series.htm
Thanks for the info and sound clips Rob...in these it has a nice fat attack...I`m not the guy who loves a low fat punch from a snare drum...but I have to say that it sounds very pleasing actually! Though I think it can have this niiice pop I`m looking for when tuned high, with warmth.

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Old 12-28-2007, 09:12 PM
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Thanks for the info and sound clips Rob...in these it has a nice fat attack...I`m not the guy who loves a low fat punch from a snare drum...but I have to say that it sounds very pleasing actually! Though I think it can have this niiice pop I`m looking for when tuned high, with warmth.

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I appreciate bother lower and higher pitched snares. Tim said that this snare is pretty versatile so I'm looking forward to cranking it.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:37 AM
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Rob it looks like he does a quality job I'm sure that thing is gonna be very comparable to the crav. Thats the whole thing about steambent shells there are so many possible tunings you are gonna see when you get it its gonna be true love brother I have no doubt.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:00 AM
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another great job by crazyhorse. :D I WANT ONE OF THOSE SNARES :p
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:35 AM
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Wow Rob, that looks awesome. It should work in well with your classic kit. Cant wait to hear it.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:29 AM
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Looking good, Rob.. hope to hear it on your next playing post.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:00 PM
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Wow, that's one foxy snare, good job by Tim as always!
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:50 PM
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What trow off is that ?
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:57 PM
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What trow off is that ?
It's a clear Nickelworks throwoff.
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So, did this ever show up? It looks gorgeous and I've never heard a steambent drum before. You'll have to give us a run-down.

I also have Nickelworks throw-off. Very smooth, accurate action.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:16 PM
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So, did this ever show up? It looks gorgeous and I've never heard a steambent drum before. You'll have to give us a run-down.

I also have Nickelworks throw-off. Very smooth, accurate action.
It's sitting in the kitchen coming to room temperature as we speak. I haven't even opened the box yet. The wait is killing me :)

I have a few errands to run but when I come back I'm going to take some pictures and make a quick audio file of it.

Did you see the thread that Gruntersdad made? He has an mp3 of his Steambent Maple from Tim on there.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:39 PM
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Glad it made it there safely!! Open it already!
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Glad it made it there safely!! Open it already!
Alright alright :) I haven't left yet but I'll open it now :) Stay tuned!
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Alright alright :) I haven't left yet but I'll open it now :) Stay tuned!

Yes, please! =)
Keep us updated...with words and pics! I`m really curious about your opinion.

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Old 01-05-2008, 01:18 AM
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Well finally I got a chance to open the snare. Before I say anything about it I just want to voice my opinion that packing peanuts are evil and should be banned. Tim, you should probably put the snares in a bag if you're going to use peanuts. I had to vacuum and clean bits and pieces of peanut out of every crevasse on the snare, a minor annoyance :)

But anyway, this thing is gorgeous. I tried to take some good pics, but they're not that much difference than the others I suppose and they really don't do it justice. Tim did an A++++++ job on this snare. The finish is like glass, and the bearing edges (which I inspected while changing out the snare batter), are as smooth as butta.

So with out any further delay, here is a sub-par (playing wise) mp3 example of how it sounds, recorded with my Zoom H4. I haven't gone through the tuning ranges, but I have it tuned a bit on the high side. It has a nice full tone with just a bit of bottom end (it definitely does not sound thin when tuned higher), and it is the most clean sounding and sensitive snare that I've played. The snare did come with an Evans HD Dry batter head that Tim put on but, and no disrespect to his choice, the head really flattened out the tone I thought. I like a little bit of ring so I put on an old Power Center Reverse Dot that I had on my Gretsch and just as this head always does, it made the drum come alive. If anyone is interested, the bottom head is cranked. It's tuned to about an "A".

www.handidrummed.com/myrtle.mp3

and finally here are some pics. You can see how classy it looks on my set and how it just seems to belong there.






(I'm setting up left handed for the moment)


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Sounds great Rob as does the whole set. Another good job by Tim indeed.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:25 AM
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sounds good and looks nice too !

why do you have an evil furby in front of your bass drum ? ;P
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:28 AM
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sounds good and looks nice too !

why do you have an evil furby in front of your bass drum ? ;P
That's Gizmo from Gremlins! :) He's down there because he has no other place to sit.
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What size is it ?

14x6 ?
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What size is it ?

14x6 ?
Yup. My favorite size so far. Perfect :)
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Was your Zoom positionned in front of the bass drum, or is it still in back over you ? because your bass drum sounds really big

EDIT: nvm, I see it in the pic
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Was your Zoom positionned in front of the bass drum, or is it still in back over you ? because your bass drum sounds really big

EDIT: nvm, I see it in the pic
Yeah it was behind me, about 6 feet in the air and angled down a bit.

Thanks. I am still surprised at how big the 18" bass sounds.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:11 AM
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Glad you like it! I told you the pictures didn't do the drum justice. =) My bad on the head choice, was thinking that was what you liked but I guess I picked out the wrong Evans. Looks good with the kit my friend.
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Glad you like it! I told you the pictures didn't do the drum justice. =) My bad on the head choice, was thinking that was what you liked but I guess I picked out the wrong Evans. Looks good with the kit my friend.
That's alright :) Thanks again for an amazing drum!
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