"Uncle Larry" - Administrator
Built exactly like a stave shell, except the grain is horizontal.
Right, but built like a stave. I'm not big on stave personally. The note is too short to my ear. I'm wondering if it would be a hybrid sound. Something between a stave and a segmented. A stave drum with horizontal grain is what I'm envisioning.
I don't know. My guess would be the same amount of stability, but I don't actually know.Wouldn't horizontal grain make the shell much more unstable?
l a hollowed out log is still vertical grain. Yes, not the most stable of builds. Canopus solved that issue by milling an arc on the outside of the shell.Wouldn't it be like a hollowed out log, which I've read somewhere aren't stable. I have not idea, I'm not a wood worker, nut I have a distant memory reading something about this in Modern Drummer back in the 90's early 2000's.
Andy would know the answer to this.
Found on another site ......
That's a Tamburo Opera drum, the older versions didn't even have bearing edges on the shell, they were stave shells made from plywood staves with flat edges and some sort of plastic attached on top and bottom to make contact with the heads.
This is probably pendantic, but slightly changing how wood is cut and arranged before it becomes a circle doesn't awaken any sense of curiosity or wonder in me.