building a snare drum *UPDATED 3/6/07*

AJ_FAITH":2g7kd9lj said:
ey guys, have 2 designs, just photoshoped over the top of the real snare body

1st pic, a raw shell

snare1sr3.jpg


2nd pic, design 1

wood stained

snaredesignuj3.jpg


and 3rd pic, design 2

snaredesign2copyav8.jpg




more coming. lemme know wat u think

adam

hey man, not to be discouraging but...

both those finishes are going to be tricky unless you're mighty experienced with an airbrush. especially the second one. i haven't tried my hand at fades yet, but i've seen it done and to get a nice even fade takes a TON of practice.

i'd stick with something basic. one solid color. at least for your first drum...

and as a p.s. - don't paint / stain the inside of the shell or the bearing edges.
 

AJ_FAITH

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haha nah man all good, i totally changed the sceme haha,

what i did, paint a kinda creamy colour, wiht black stripes haha

all the lugs and hoops are all painted gloss black, looks killer haha

pic 1:

snaredone3rq8.jpg


pic 2:

sanredone2py8.jpg


pic 3:

snaredone4mr8.jpg



if you guys like it, i will post some more pics :D

later
 

Northdrums

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Here's a pic of my new snare from drummaker.com Just picked it up yesterday.<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w152/northdrums/mywalnutsnare.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
 

dtenor

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that drum is incredible! i always think that wood is naturally beautiful with the grains and stuff

what do you think of the wood hoops though. Do rimshots damage them at all?
 

bodiesablaze805

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here is one i just finished:

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v485/davey_havok_01/?action=view&current=SAMSNARE.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/davey_havok_01/SAMSNARE.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
 

bodiesablaze805

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sarcasmsetyourhouseonfire":lw0vhn24 said:
my first snare:

snare.jpg


my first kit:

drums-1.jpg


my second kit (minus bass drum):

newdrums.jpg


been way too busy (or is it lazy?) to upload photos of the stuff i've done recently.


do my eyes deceive me? or does the left( if your looking from BEHIND the kit) bass spur look TOO far back? the right one looks farther up and in a more correct place. but it could also be the picture lol IDK
 
bodiesablaze805":17ujxmqw said:
do my eyes deceive me? or does the left( if your looking from BEHIND the kit) bass spur look TOO far back? the right one looks farther up and in a more correct place. but it could also be the picture lol IDK

your eyes deceive you. the bass drum is turned slightly.
 

bodiesablaze805

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sarcasmsetyourhouseonfire":3hiltc6p said:
bodiesablaze805":3hiltc6p said:
do my eyes deceive me? or does the left( if your looking from BEHIND the kit) bass spur look TOO far back? the right one looks farther up and in a more correct place. but it could also be the picture lol IDK

your eyes deceive you. the bass drum is turned slightly.


ahhh thank you for clearing up the confusion! i didnt think that you would do that, but it just looked that way! AGAIN, a very nice kit! what are the sizes?
 
bodiesablaze805":32fz8dy8 said:
sarcasmsetyourhouseonfire":32fz8dy8 said:
bodiesablaze805":32fz8dy8 said:
do my eyes deceive me? or does the left( if your looking from BEHIND the kit) bass spur look TOO far back? the right one looks farther up and in a more correct place. but it could also be the picture lol IDK

your eyes deceive you. the bass drum is turned slightly.


ahhh thank you for clearing up the confusion! i didnt think that you would do that, but it just looked that way! AGAIN, a very nice kit! what are the sizes?

the sizes on the kit are: 20x14, 12x7, 14x14

i've since built a 10x7, 13x10 & 16x15 to go with it.
 
bodiesablaze805":tlfgka2q said:
i saw on your first snare you used a NICKLEWORKS, do you prefer them over trick t/o? and why?

i've never used the trick throws so i couldn't compare. i love the nickleworks and have really never felt like i needed something 'better' than that. i'm not opposed to trying the trick ones, but i haven't really had the opportunity.

if i'm doing a snare for someone, i recommend the nickleworks because i've used them. i've offered the trick to a few people but they feel more comfortable dropping the money on something they know i've used and can stand behind.
 

bodiesablaze805

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sarcasmsetyourhouseonfire":2r0iilrn said:
bodiesablaze805":2r0iilrn said:
i saw on your first snare you used a NICKLEWORKS, do you prefer them over trick t/o? and why?

i've never used the trick throws so i couldn't compare. i love the nickleworks and have really never felt like i needed something 'better' than that. i'm not opposed to trying the trick ones, but i haven't really had the opportunity.

if i'm doing a snare for someone, i recommend the nickleworks because i've used them. i've offered the trick to a few people but they feel more comfortable dropping the money on something they know i've used and can stand behind.


yeah, i have used both, but i feel that nickelworks cant get the wires tight enough, but i have used both, im actually selling a snare with a NW on it right now, but i prefer to use trick, they have the same mounting holes anyway, i would try one for your next snare
 

dammow

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Gazdkw82§":3x5276uy said:
i cant fins a supplyer who can provide me with all the things needed to build a snare in the uk? anybody know anyone?

hey mate, highwood custom drums sells all or most parts for drum making. heres the link...;

http://www.highwooddrums.co.uk/

you're right though, not a big selection of parts in the UK.!
 

bodiesablaze805

New member
Vanden":3h870gb4 said:
bodiesablaze805:

I just looked at the Creature Drums Myspace. Some of those kits look sick!

thank you, alot of people on here seem to think other wise

only because a badge may be crooked, but we dont use those badges or employees anymore. so its solved
 
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