I've always lusted after having an acrylic set, and naturally the place to start is with an acrylic snare. I cant really find one i want at a working mans snare drum price that i like without going custom, and then that ups the price a lot. I found a website called www.drummaker.com
and they offer all the supplies i would need to make my own just the way i like it.
so my basic questions for you guys (the real, and experienced drum makers) are these:
have you heard of aquabomb acrylic shells? are they of good quality?
are their any special precautions that need to be taken with acrylic drum shells? (i would have them do the layout and drilling for me based on hardware i would show them)
and what are the basic sound characteristics of acrylic? I would want something louder than birch, and more of like a gunshot type sound if you know what i mean?