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Adam Wedgewood

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Making a Snare Drum
« on: June 06, 2012, 06:32 PM »
I am thinking about rolling myself a snare drum!  I work in a sheet metal fabrication shop and have all the equipment.  I could buy a piece of brass 40" x 6" and stitch weld it closed.  I could smooth off the edges of the weld, put a few creases it in with other machines.  We have another machine that can make it perfectly round.  Then I could bevel the edges, drill holes and buy the hardware.   I am considering this undertaking but have no idea what to expect.  I could get the stock metal for pretty cheap too, including a lot of free steel so I could do this again and again I suppose. 
Thoughts?

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Re: Making a Snare Drum
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 10:10 PM »
I have a Mapex "Phosphor Bronze" snare. I don't know about making your own, but it sounds awesome.   ;)

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Re: Making a Snare Drum
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 01:37 PM »
Go for it, and let us know how it comes out!

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Re: Making a Snare Drum
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 07:32 PM »
I second Mr. Acrolite's sentiment!

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Re: Making a Snare Drum
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 10:14 PM »
I third it!

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Re: Making a Snare Drum
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 11:17 AM »
Do it! and take pics along the way! I would love to see it done from raw metal to completion.  bob.

 

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