DW Bamboo snare drum

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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:23 pm

I was just on DW's sight and saw that they have a bamboo snare drum availiable. I never heard of something like that? Anyone know what a bamboo snare drum sounds like cause the concept is really tickling my brain.
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:22 pm

ive heard of them, and im quite curious to hear them myself
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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:53 am

when i get a chance im going to have a go at making one myself. but that will probably sound nothing like a commercial model. Thing is with bamboo it's a grass, not a tree. It's flexible once its been cut out of a circle shape but by shaping into a drum i imagine it would me amazingly hard, its tough stuff since the Chinese still make scaffold out of it on construction sites. I dont know what gives me this impression but for some reason i feel it would be really "poppy" and have more ring to it than a normal timber snare, i dont actually know what makes me think that but i have a gut feeling.

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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:03 am

DDrum make them aswell!
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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:54 am

it would probably sound like a saxophone or clarinet!!! :lol:

I think since its a softer material it would be mellow sounding not bright and poppy.
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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:17 am

Treated bamboo form a very hard wood. They use it often for butchers blocks due to its hardness and durability when treated. The DW bamboo snare has a nice bright pop and almost an 'aluminum' snare quality. Its versatile and looks great too
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Post Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:52 pm

antiunderscores wrote:when i get a chance im going to have a go at making one myself. but that will probably sound nothing like a commercial model. Thing is with bamboo it's a grass, not a tree. It's flexible once its been cut out of a circle shape but by shaping into a drum i imagine it would me amazingly hard, its tough stuff since the Chinese still make scaffold out of it on construction sites. I dont know what gives me this impression but for some reason i feel it would be really "poppy" and have more ring to it than a normal timber snare, i dont actually know what makes me think that but i have a gut feeling.

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yeah that just sounds right. I think you may be right
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Post Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:56 pm

They're loud and bright. I have the Yammie 6.5