drum plys

SGarrett

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meinldude69":qwlk7t18 said:
what's the difference between a drum with say ohh 8 ply compared to a drum around 15 ply?
About seven plies. :p

Oh c'mon, you had to expect that. :D

It depends on the thickness of the plies, but generally more plies make the shell heavier which raises the fundamental pitch, requires more power to fully activate, and resonates less.
 

Timekeep69

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SGarrett":10orpu60 said:
meinldude69":10orpu60 said:
what's the difference between a drum with say ohh 8 ply compared to a drum around 15 ply?
About seven plies. :p

Oh c'mon, you had to expect that. :D

It depends on the thickness of the plies, but generally more plies make the shell heavier which raises the fundamental pitch, requires more power to fully activate, and resonants less.
What he said + thicker shells make louder drums.
 

Alan_

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thinner shells tend to emphasize the fundamental and thicker shells tend to bring out the overtones/harmonics a bit more.
 

Vanden

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How do they bend the ply into a perfect circle? And then how do they make it stay perfectly circular?
 

dwtoast72

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Alan_":1q207yr2 said:
steam and a mold. they bend it into the mold.
yep...the hot water moistens and softens the wood so that it can be manipulated a bit easier.. It doesn't keep perfect form afteit's dryed and released from the mold though...the ply is beveled and glued...and another ply is added till the desired thickness is met... I'm pretty this is the process...TimeKeep would know better than I would..
 

stu

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Potatoe Snack":3uqv1h23 said:
I've always been curious what a 50 ply snare drum sounded like....
might as well go with a thick as stave or segmented shell.
 

SGarrett

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Vanden":3ltvhn4q said:
How do they bend the ply into a perfect circle? And then how do they make it stay perfectly circular?
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percussle

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Potatoe Snack":1f6peih6 said:
Timekeep69":1f6peih6 said:
Potatoe Snack":1f6peih6 said:
I've always been curious what a 50 ply snare drum sounded like....

Higher pitched, loud, and weigh a ton.
do they sound any good? or is it just ridiculous?
to me it sounds ridiculous. only cos thats 40 more plies than i would have in the first place.
 

Timekeep69

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Honestly, I think that a 50 ply shell is rediculous. You can get yourself a really nice stave shell for less made out of a more exotic wood.
 

seneca

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Vanden":3hxdtxe2 said:
How do they bend the ply into a perfect circle? And then how do they make it stay perfectly circular?

Check these guys out! http://www.lukapercussion.com

They bend the shell...since there's no ply's! They complete your kit out of the same log (by cutting a shell out of a shell). Check them out..it's interesting!
 

Alan_

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Timekeep69":4ebgf2d2 said:
Honestly, I think that a 50 ply shell is rediculous. You can get yourself a really nice stave shell for less made out of a more exotic wood.
Brady drums makes some killer snares out of australian exotic hardwoods using the stave method.
 
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