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Old 12-30-2007, 09:57 AM
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Looks like 2008 is going to be a great year. A good friend is launching a custom snare drum company and is building me a couple of drums. I can't get into the design too much yet, but it will be cutting edge for sure. I am excited to see how this will all pan out for him.

He's building me a purpleheart, and a Zelkova (if we can get a hold of it). There are stave shells. Here is the purpleheart 5 1/2x14:

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:07 PM
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wow, don't put a coat on that one, only one to protect maybe, but it looks gorgeous!

What hardware are you putting on? Nothing to flashy I hope, that would only distract from the wood...
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:33 PM
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Ah but who built the shell? ;)
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:42 PM
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Where is the picture/link?
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:54 PM
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Hey crazyhorse,

This is a JTPco shell. http://www.joshuatreepercussion.com/ However, he has the capability to do his own shell construction at this point. I need to find a 6x6 zelkova board, and I'm in business with the 2nd drum. The stuff is tough to get! By the way, the steambent snares you've been putting together look wonderful!!

Fourstring, you can't see the pic?

I was having a bit of trouble with the attachments last night, let's try again...





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Can you see it now?
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:36 PM
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Hey crazyhorse,

This is a JTPco shell. http://www.joshuatreepercussion.com/ However, he has the capability to do his own shell construction at this point. I need to find a 6x6 zelkova board, and I'm in business with the 2nd drum. The stuff is tough to get! By the way, the steambent snares you've been putting together look wonderful!!

Fourstring, you can't see the pic?

I was having a bit of trouble with the attachments last night, let's try again...





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Can you see it now?
Yup I see it now. It's beautiful. Did you see the Purpleheart Steambent that Crazyhorse is doing?
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:52 PM
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Did you see the Purpleheart Steambent that Crazyhorse is doing?
No, I haven't actually seen it yet. Could you provide a link? Congrats on the new myrtle by the way. Did you sell the Gretsch snare? I bet that one is nice also.

I also remember somewhere people were talking about UV protective seal or something like that. Does anyone remember what that stuff is called?


He's doing a 30 deg. roundover on the top and a 45 deg on the bottom.

And Frank, not to worry. I'm thinking that the drum's natural beauty will definitely shine through when it's complete.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:59 PM
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Hi Terry! I recognize you from the HOD forum. Your transcription work is fantastic btw.

This drum looks beautiful. Can't wait to see the end result.

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Old 12-30-2007, 06:15 PM
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Roy!

Hey man. great to see you here. Drummerworld is a cool place. Bernhard has been very kind to me!

I visited your myspace page. Great playing. I only got to listen to the Christmas tune in 7. I was cracking up. Nice players in that trio. Kind of like a Michel Camilo thing.

Yeah, I am excited to play this thing. The last purpleheart I played really knocked me out. It was made by a guy named CW Goetz. It was steambent. Killing drum for sure.

Keep in touch, man.


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Old 12-30-2007, 06:34 PM
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No, I haven't actually seen it yet. Could you provide a link? Congrats on the new myrtle by the way. Did you sell the Gretsch snare? I bet that one is nice also.
http://drummerworld.com/forums/showt...ghlight=purple

No I haven't. I'm waiting for the Myrtle snare to show up before I sell the Gretsch. I should have it Friday.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:08 PM
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Terry - this is a great place indeed. For some reason I never checked out the forums. Glad I did!

Thanks for checking out some music. Believe it or not, the Christmas tune is actually only myself and a keyboard player who plays left-hand bass. He's ridiculous! We recorded it live in his studio, and yes, it was definitely Michel Camilo-inspired. We have some other arrangements of Christmas tunes in odd times, but haven't recorded them yet.

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Old 12-30-2007, 11:35 PM
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Yeah! Crazyhorse's drum looks great. Definitely want to hear it. Vaughncraft shell? The grain looks nice. Interesting hoops. I hope it gets a nice workout!

Roy, I went back and listened to the tune again. Damn, that dude's left hand is great! He must listen to a lot of bass players. Like Anthony Jackson.I play with a lot of dudes that play left hand bass and wow, this guy is burning with that stuff. Kudos to you both.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:05 AM
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I d'ont know if this shell sounds good but the color of it is amazing.Keep it at the same color as they are.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:14 AM
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that shell looks wonderfull. Do you know if your friends company is going to be as high-priced as other custom companies? I woulden't mind seeing a custom drum company for drummers on budgets, but I know i'm asking for alot :p
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Terry,

Who's your friend there in Chicago? I'm guessing he's probably on Ghostnote... most builders I know are.

And yes.. my purpleheart is a vaughncraft shell. Hoops have matching inlays and Jody at StellarHoops.com put them together for me. Once I finish up a few more customer drums I'll actually buff that drum so it looks like it's suppose to.. lol

For stave shells you REALLY need to try out www.conceptionunix.com he's better than JTP in my book any day. I've got a few drums from his shells and they're AMAZING.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:35 PM
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Hey man,

My friend's name is Nathan Bishop. He is actually operating from Ohio. I am not sure if he is a Ghostnote member or not. Cool place though.

As far as who's shells are "better", I can't help you there. I do know that the Unix shells are great, Vaughncraft are great, and JTP shells are great. Too subjective for me to comment I suppose.

He is already making his own stave shells anyway so I hope he will be successful with that venture.

The idea with these drums will be the design. He is still ironing all of that stuff out. I'm excited for him.

I also believe the player has a LOT to do with how the drum sounds.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:33 PM
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Good deal! Definitely tell him to sign up there if he isn't already. We're a crazy bunch but there's a lot of excellent craftsmen there!
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:25 PM
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Thanks Terry!

Anthony (keys) really knows his stuff, plus his first instrument was accordion, so I guess that's where the left hand bass thing started. I don't miss the "real bass player" element when I'm on gigs with him because he's so good.
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Yeah, I am excited to play this thing. The last purpleheart I played really knocked me out. It was made by a guy named CW Goetz. It was steambent. Killing drum for sure. Terry
Terry, Are you sure the Goetz drum was steambent? I worked with CW when he was making drums and we never bent any purpleheart. Perhaps it was a segmented shell. Most of the shells were segmented. We only bent a few and none were purpleheart. Ash and maple only.

Well, regardless of construction method, its good to hear that it "knocked you out". Since I helped build it, I'll take that as a compliment. I think he is trying to sell off what is left of his drum inventory.

Looking forward to the posted results of your new toys.....
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Hey latzanimal,

I think I remember you! My friend Sol Garnier and I visited the shop a few years ago. That was a really great time. Amazing snare drums for sure. Some of the best I've played.

Sorry about the construction error there. For some reason my mind had purpleheart and steambent in the same thought. It was surely sensory overload that day!

Are you and/or CW still in the business at all?

Good to hear from you!


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I think I remember you! My friend Sol Garnier and I visited the shop a few years ago. That was a really great time. Amazing snare drums for sure. Some of the best I've played.

Sorry about the construction error there. For some reason my mind had purpleheart and steambent in the same thought. It was surely sensory overload that day!

Are you and/or CW still in the business at all?

Good to hear from you!


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Wasn't there a third one of you guys? Yeah, that was me in the shop. Thanks for the compliments. Not to worry about the construction method, that was a long time ago!! I haven't worked for CW in quite a while. He would still make a shell if asked, as would I. Glad to see you're still bangin! I am doin my own thing, including drums.

If you're are looking, CW is trying to get rid of what is left of his inventory (segmented, steambent, and Keller shelled snares. I can get you the info, if you'd like.

Good to hear from you as well!!

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Hey Terry,

Not tryin to hijack your thread but I found this and thought you'd enjoy:
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Hey Terry,

Not tryin to hijack your thread but I found this and thought you'd enjoy:
Now THAT is awfull. Exactly what I was afraid of people will do. You have a beautiful wood shell and you wrap it in *bling*bling* golden hardware that totally distracts the attention from the natural beauty that is the shell itself.
I hope Terry isn't going to do something like that to his shell....
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Now THAT is awfull. Exactly what I was afraid of people will do. You have a beautiful wood shell and you wrap it in *bling*bling* golden hardware that totally distracts the attention from the natural beauty that is the shell itself.
I hope Terry isn't going to do something like that to his shell....
I'm one of those people that values good-looking hardware. Blingy hardware will make a so-so drum look gorgeous and an already gorgeous shell will look even better. Kind of like how big shiny wheels complement a great paint job, or how a beautiful frame draws attention to the picture inside.

The only problem I have with hardware is when it is so big that is literally covers up lots of the wood. DW is famous for that. They'll get the most stunning veneer and mask it behind hardware. But to me, just being shiny and gold is a good thing.

Really now, if blingy gold hardware isn't for a gorgeous wood drum, what kind of drum would it be for?
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Really now, if blingy gold hardware isn't for a gorgeous wood drum, what kind of drum would it be for?
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Where's the great shell under the hardware?

Does this work for you? It gets the job done but has no bling.


It is possible to have it all - a great body and blingy trim. One enhances the other.
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Now THAT is awfull. Exactly what I was afraid of people will do. You have a beautiful wood shell and you wrap it in *bling*bling* golden hardware that totally distracts the attention from the natural beauty that is the shell itself.
I hope Terry isn't going to do something like that to his shell....
Frank, Just to push you over the edge, I thought I'd let you know the hardware is plated 24k gold.








And oh yeah, Modern Drummer gave the drum rave reviews. bling bling *wink wink*
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Now THAT is awfull. Exactly what I was afraid of people will do. You have a beautiful wood shell and you wrap it in *bling*bling* golden hardware that totally distracts the attention from the natural beauty that is the shell itself.
I hope Terry isn't going to do something like that to his shell....
i dono i reckon gold hardware would look pretty classy.....
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