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No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Filter » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:07 pm

I'm tired of seeing highly expensive (but nice) snares everywhere that are beyond my paycheck. I'd rather invest my time and learn something new and exciting. So, with that said I've decided to build my own snare. I know the basics besides painting. At this point I think I'm gonna try first wraps because they seem less intricate. My question is how do you go about combining wraps?

Such as the ones here:

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For that matter, anyone know any good manuals, websites, that explain the process?
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby blink44 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:26 pm

as soon as i get a job, ill be saving for a high-end kit :)
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Filter » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:28 pm

...how does that comment correlate with what i posted...lol?
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Filter » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:16 pm

I apologize, I meant assemble my own snare. I wouldn't consider what I'm doing building
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby shine.fm-youth » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:47 pm

general-drum-parts-t11493.html

there you go dude,
good luck
it'll be a lot of fun.
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby nydubber » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:04 pm

pm PJ (timekeeper69) for some IQ on the matter. www.ghostnote.com also has an extensive DIY area.

post pics of the build, I'm interested in what you're doing.
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Filter » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:18 pm

Will do. I just ordered the parts
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Timekeep69 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:28 pm

To do stripes you have to cut the wraps perfectly straight, then you need to tape them together to form a single piece of wrap. then apply whatever adhesive and apply the wrap to the shell.
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Filter » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:29 pm

I figured it was like that, but they look so perfect it baffled me for a sec. Thanks! I'll send you a PM if I run into any questions
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Timekeep69 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:12 pm

If you have any problems I have a $700 snare I can sell ya! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: No I will not buy your $700 dollar snare

Postby Kaos » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:18 am

There are tools you can buy that will help you make perfectly strait cuts, check these out.

http://www.drumfoundry.com/p-3492-logan-760-wrap-cutter-60-capacity.aspx

http://www.drumfoundry.com/p-3493-logan-660-wrap-cutter-60-capacity.aspx

Of course if you are good and patient and don't get into a hurry you can use a strait edge and a utility knife. Also there are some nice little circular saws that work quite well for cutting wrap good and strait.

Of course if that doesn't work for ya, I have $400.00 snare I'll sell ya, because I feel like no wrapped shell should be more than $400.00. :mrgreen:
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