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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:53 am

I really want to make my own drums. I have a good kit right now, so I'm in no hurry and want to take my time and do it right. I think in the long run, it will be very rewarding. Anyways, does anyone know of any reputable, high-quality sources for shells and hardware? I'm aware of drummaker.com. How are they? Others?

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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:56 am

I'm shure you know Keller shells, but IMO they're the best pre-made shells available. I think you should go for them.
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:54 am

I'd also go with Keller
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:59 am

I'd go with keller too, and Pearl hardware. Those reference lugs look awesome!
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:24 pm

Go with Keller? What else is available? Is there even an alternative?
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:48 pm

Here are a few links to drum resources. Although there are different drum shells you can get they are a little harder to track down. You can get birch, or mahogany as well...do a google search to help you find these.

Here are some links...I think American Music Drum Parts is the best route to go with...the only annoying thing is you have to buy the screws for the lugs seperately...it doesn't cost anymore than people who sell them together, but it is a little annoyance!

Here are some links:


http://www.precisiondrum.com

http://www.amdrumparts.com <--best price and best selection of lugs.

http://ghostnote.net/joomla/index.php?o ... &Itemid=23 <--another good one

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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:23 pm

If you want maple or birch shells, Keller is the only way to go. Precision, drummaker and all the rest who sell shells, sell Keller. You have a few other options with acrylic and stave.
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:33 am

Timekeep69 wrote:If you want maple or birch shells, Keller is the only way to go. Precision, drummaker and all the rest who sell shells, sell Keller.


Oh yeah, that's what I forgot to say!! Good eye Timekeep69.
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:24 am

after looking at one of those sites posted, im actually strongly considering making my own snare, and then going from there. never knew it was that cheap to get'er done.
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:27 am

Don't base the price just off shell the price. The hardware (lugs and strainer) are the expensive part. Not to mention you have to either cut the bearing edges or have them cut for you and then drill for the lugs. It adds up quickly.
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:39 pm

i already took all that into consideration and looked at all the pricing for all the other stuff, but for me to go out and spend crazy money on a snare, or be proud that you made your own...which would you choose?........
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:33 pm

Capeside Alex wrote:i already took all that into consideration and looked at all the pricing for all the other stuff, but for me to go out and spend crazy money on a snare, or be proud that you made your own...which would you choose?........


I totally understand what you're saying. I'm not trying to deter you from building your own snare. I've seen alot of people start a drum project only to abandon it later because they didn't realize costs or the precision required of drum building.

Good luck, if you have any questions, I do this for a living, I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Make sure to post pics when you're done!
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:06 pm

Timekeep69 wrote:... all the rest who sell shells, sell Keller. .


Hey PJ, say that three times fast!! ROTFL! :lol: :lol:
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:56 pm

screamkevin wrote:
Timekeep69 wrote:... all the rest who sell shells, sell Keller. .


Hey PJ, say that three times fast!! ROTFL! :lol: :lol:


She sells Keller shells at Kelly's shell store. :shock:
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Post Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:01 pm

Capeside Alex wrote:i already took all that into consideration and looked at all the pricing for all the other stuff, but for me to go out and spend crazy money on a snare, or be proud that you made your own...which would you choose?........


Build your own...it's a great conversation piece!
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