Does anyone use hide glue to make drum shells anymore? Craviotto, N&C maybe? I've got an acoustic guitar made with hide glue, and I know some string-instrument luthiers use it, and top-of-the-heap Gibsons, but I can't think of any drums off the top of my head.The originals used hide glue, which isn't used as much. Because it's an organic substance, it bonds differently than the glue used today. Nothing made since the 70's if not a tad earlier will have "that" sound.