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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:08 pm

Well I have a 14X6 pdp MXR snare and it sounded bad so I recut the edges and it sounds better, but I've been thinking about cutting the shell in half and buying a peice of 2" acrylic and use it to make a 14X8 Hybrid. I would sand off he ebony stain and most likely wrap it and buy some nice tube lugs. I've done my of research and know how to do it and my friend has most of the equipment I need to do this.

So do you think this is a good idea. any tips or comments
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:13 pm

Sounds cool to me.
If you don't know where to get good parts...
www.egodrumsupply.com makes good lugs (expensive)
www.drumgearonline.com has good prices but less quality than Ego
www.drummaker.com has good wraps and acrylic shells
www.goldntimes.com has some really cool acrylic shells
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:19 pm

I was going to get the lugs from drum foundry and I'm decicing between gold N times or RCI for the acrylic
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:26 pm

that sounds killer but very difficult
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:31 pm

Why are you going to wrap a hybrid?
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:34 pm

It shouldn't be that hard. I would need to cut the shell in half, Use an epoxy resin as well as create a step or rebate in the two shell sections for them to overlap on and join the shells, then wait for the epoxy to dry, then put the lugs on.

Mitchell I was going to wrap the 2 wood sections
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:36 pm

!CALEB! wrote:It shouldn't be that hard. I would need to cut the shell in half, Use an epoxy resin as well as create a step or rebate in the two shell sections for them to overlap on and join the shells, then wait for the epoxy to dry, then put the lugs on.

Mitchell I was going to wrap the 2 wood sections


Ahh, I see. That is acceptable.
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:39 pm

Or you could get custom Ego tube lugs that have a spot in the middle of the lug to hold the acrylic shell. So pretty much you have to drill 3 holes then.
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:47 pm

Cheerful-Bear wrote:Or you could get custom Ego tube lugs that have a spot in the middle of the lug to hold the acrylic shell. So pretty much you have to drill 3 holes then.

Yeah, I'd rather not.

A)I don't think they can even make those
B)It wouldn't hold well enough
C)And it would look lame
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:54 pm

A)I've seen pictures of a snare like that and it looks amazing, I'm just not good at descripting
B)Sure it would hold it. How do you think split-shell snares work?
C)You're definition of lame must be different than mine

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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:57 pm

!CALEB! wrote:It shouldn't be that hard. I would need to cut the shell in half, Use an epoxy resin as well as create a step or rebate in the two shell sections for them to overlap on and join the shells, then wait for the epoxy to dry, then put the lugs on.


That's exactly what you do.
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:58 pm

Timekeep69 wrote:
!CALEB! wrote:It shouldn't be that hard. I would need to cut the shell in half, Use an epoxy resin as well as create a step or rebate in the two shell sections for them to overlap on and join the shells, then wait for the epoxy to dry, then put the lugs on.


That's exactly what you do.


You can really do it both ways. Whatever works for you. I'd just rather never put epoxy on my drums. That's just me.
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:08 pm

Cheerful-Bear wrote:
Timekeep69 wrote:
!CALEB! wrote:It shouldn't be that hard. I would need to cut the shell in half, Use an epoxy resin as well as create a step or rebate in the two shell sections for them to overlap on and join the shells, then wait for the epoxy to dry, then put the lugs on.


That's exactly what you do.


You can really do it both ways. Whatever works for you. I'd just rather never put epoxy on my drums. That's just me.


Except for that layer in between each ply of wood... :)
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Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:11 pm

Mitchell? wrote:
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Timekeep69 wrote:
!CALEB! wrote:It shouldn't be that hard. I would need to cut the shell in half, Use an epoxy resin as well as create a step or rebate in the two shell sections for them to overlap on and join the shells, then wait for the epoxy to dry, then put the lugs on.


That's exactly what you do.


You can really do it both ways. Whatever works for you. I'd just rather never put epoxy on my drums. That's just me.


Except for that layer in between each ply of wood... :)


And that he's acting like an expert and he's made two freaking drums, neither of which were a hybrid, so he's talking out of his @ss
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Post Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:14 am

lol I'm just kidding
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