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BPABoyce

Junior Member
My three favorite snares-custom work by myself and some great shell builders!
Distressed Copper 7"X13"-distressed and assembled by myself
7"X13" Block shell (Purpleheart, Paduk & Curly Maple) with a maple shell inside with slider to vent drum; Yamaha hoops lathed and vent cut by me.
6.5"X14" Solid Maple Vaughncraft shell. Six small vents and Stainless Steel liner custom fitted in my wood shop.
 

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lo0n

Member
My collection (sorry for the low quality cell phone pics):

Top to bottom (L to R) 8x14 Tama Starclassic Bubinga, 6x14 Tama Starclassic Bubinga/Birch, 6x14 Tama Starclassic G Maple (custom made Ruby Red finish), 5.5x14 Tama Hand Hammered Copper, 6.5x14 OCDP Bell Brass w/Starclassic lugs), 7x14 Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga w/outer ply of Birds eye maple, 6.5x14 Starclassic Maple (gradation raspberry), 6.5x14 Starclassic Birch (ruby red), 6x14 Tama Warlord Spartan, 6.5x14 Unix Zebrawood Stave, 6.5x14 Pearl Brass Free Floater, 5.5x14 Tama steel, 8x14 Slingerland Magnum, 6.5x14 Ocheltree Heavy Metals 22, 5x14 Arbirter and 1982 model 6.5x14 Tama Imperialstar Mastercraft

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not pictured on the racks:
8x14 Unix Segment Snare Bubinga, Birch, Mahogany, Padauk and Oak with Bubinga Hoops, Dunnett R7 Throw

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7x14 Tama John Tempesta
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7x12 Unix Padauk Stave
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6x10 Pork Pie Maple
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uniongoon

Gold Member
My three favorite snares-custom work by myself and some great shell builders!
Distressed Copper 7"X13"-distressed and assembled by myself
7"X13" Block shell (Purpleheart, Paduk & Curly Maple) with a maple shell inside with slider to vent drum; Yamaha hoops lathed and vent cut by me.
6.5"X14" Solid Maple Vaughncraft shell. Six small vents and Stainless Steel liner custom fitted in my wood shop.

So is that a huge adjustable porthole? Kind of ugly, but I would be curious how the sound progresses if it is what I think it is, the porthole can slide open and closed, so you can test varying degrees of vent sizes? Would love to see a pic of the innards.
 

drummerboyfitz

Senior Member
This is my Buffalo snare. I bought a cheap ($30 new!) Remo Buffalo Drum (hand drum) and screwed a set of snare wires into it. The angle of the snare wires gives them the proper tension against the batter side head. The Buffalo Drum shell is made of Acousticon and the head is Fiberskyn. I started using a Buffalo snare about 4 years ago. I used a 14 inch for about 3 years and the head looked like it had never been hit. I switched between an 8, 10, and 12 inch before deciding on an 8 inch Buffalo snare for my current kit. The Buffalo snare is the driest snare you can imagine. The lack of a bottom head means more projection to cut through the mix. No hardware means the 8 inch weighs about a half pound. I love these drums. They sound great, cost very little, are immune to temperature changes, and no one else has them. I do encourage you to try making one for yourself!

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The 8 inch Buffalo snare.

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The 8 inch mounted to my newest crazy kit.

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An inside shot of the 14 inch Buffalo snare showing the mounting method - just a screw through the snare end plate.

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Outside shot of the 14" Buffalo drum showing the screw/washer.

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Inside shot of the 14" Buffalo snare showing how the wires rest against the head.
There was a little rattle with the 14" so I had to tape the ends of the snare wires down.
The 8" does not rattle and does not require any tape.
 
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customdrum

Senior Member
I have everyone beat, i have the ugliest snare here lol

ddrum 14x7 shawn drover sig snare , etched aluminum shell with die cast hoops, nice ugly black lugs to! cant wait to strip the black off this snare them it wont look half bad lol.
is very dry sound no ring just crack
 

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Skulmoski

Gold Member
Got a used (mint condition) AK Kirchler Copper Standard 14x6.5" snare with Craviotto snare wires. The handmade chrome-over-brass stick chopper style hoops have holes for the snare cord. It is a few years old and it has a bit of a patina to it.

It is easy to tune (low to high) and sounds great. The strainer is very smooth. This is definitely heirloom quality.

http://www.ak-drums.com/home.html

GJS
 

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Andy

Administrator
Staff member
Got a used (mint condition) AK Kirchler Copper Standard 14x6.5" snare with Craviotto snare wires. The handmade chrome-over-brass stick chopper style hoops have holes for the snare cord. It is a few years old and it has a bit of a patina to it.

It is easy to tune (low to high) and sounds great. The strainer is very smooth. This is definitely heirloom quality.

GJS
Great snag! Love the simple clean approach.
 
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