Custom Drum Shell Options

 

Wood Ply Shells

6 ply ($)

For drum set and snare drum. Thin shells transmit lower frequencies more efficiently, making 6 ply drum shells warm, huge and boomy. Great for situations where projection is not needed, but maximum tone is desired. Standard in maple.

8 - 10 ply ($)

For drum set and snare drum. It is called "standard" for a reason. since its inception, the ply shell has dominated as the essential sound of the discerning drummer. The 8 ply and 10 ply shell has the advantage of greater projection and volume over the 6 ply shell. Standard in maple.

Multi-ply

15 ply ($$)

20 and 30 ply ($$$)

40 and 50 ply ($$$$)

Snare drum only. Standard in maple, Multi-ply shells offer greater rigidity, offering a higher focussed fundimental tone. The stiffness of the shell lends itselt to a higher tuning, as  well as enhanced projection and hightened sensitivity. 

Custom Ply Shells Available

Walnut

Oak

Ash

Beech

Birch

Mahogany

Bubinga

And More (ask for a list)

Standard Maple Shells

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

16" Depth

Hang Tom

16" Depth

Floor Tom

24" depth

Bass

24" depth

28" diameter

Custom Ply Shells

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Acrylic ($$$)

For drum set and snare drum. Acrylic shells offer stunning looks and warm, bright punchy tones. Superb projection and excellent for live application. Available in 17 standard colors including solid black and solid white not show.  Custom graphics and designs are also available.

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Composite Shells ($$$)

For drum set and snare drum. Virtually any automotive finish be applied to composite shells, such as clear coats, chrome flake, candy coat and pin stripes., They cannot be affected by heat or moisture, making composite the touring drum shell of choice.

 

Composite shells have a warm tone with good projection and resonance. Discerning ears have compared composite shells to birch, and the snares are described as sounding like a cross between wood and metal. That is, having the warmth of wood, and the projection and volume of metal.

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

16" Depth

Hang Tom

16" Depth

Floor Tom

18" depth

Bass 

22" depth

26" diameter

Maximum Depth:

Snare

16" Depth

Hang Tom

16" Depth

Floor Tom

16" depth

Bass

22" depth

24" diameter

 

True Solid Shell ($$$-$$$$)

Available for snare drum. Ask for drum set availability. Available in 12" 13" and 14" The finest drum shell made, ever, period. Solid shell construction, uses zero glue, zero plies, zero joints. Made from solid, hollowed out logs.

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

16" Depth

Hang Tom

16" Depth

Floor Tom

16" depth

Bass

20" depth

22" diameter

Stave/Segment/Block Snare ($$$-$$$$)

For drum set and snare drum. Very little glue is used in construction, allowing for much higher  sound transmission, which translates to amazing wood tone. Colorful wood patterns can be achieved by mixing wood species. 

Stave: Made from vertical wood grain, Makes for a very wet and warm tone.

Segment: Grain is horizontal, but the shell is built in staggered patterns, adding extra rigidity to shell, resulting in a dry and short fundamental. 

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

16" Depth

Hang Tom

16" Depth

Floor Tom

16" depth

Bass

20" depth

22" diameter

Steam Bent/Super Solid ($$$-$$$$)

Available for snare drum only.

Steam Bent: Sounds like a gunshot, dry, dark, punchy and huge projection. This would be a top choice for any drummer to add to their collection. 

 

Supersolid: Using compression technology, the shell thickness can be increased from 1/4"- to 2"! Basically a steam bent shell on steroids, the thicker shells can be tuned like a 15-50 ply, but by using little to no glue at all!

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

7" Depth

 

Metal

Cast  ($$$$-$$$$$)

Available in snare drum only. All cast shells are seamless one piece of pure cast metal, and CNC milled to customer spec. Available in 14" diameter up to 8" depth. Custom thickness also available up to 10 mil (up to 50 lbs of metal).

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

8" Depth

Seamless ($-$$$$)

Available for snare drum, ask for drum set availability. Seamless are on more professional recordings than any other snare drum. Characteristic bell like tone when the struck. Custom Depth 5"-8" available

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

8" Depth

Hang Tom

12" Depth

Floor Tom

12" depth

Bass

16" depth

20" diameter

Rolled ($-$$)

For snare drum only. 1.6 mil rolled shells are the standard for drummers around the world, customize-able hardware color, and choice of strainer.

 

 

 

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

8" Depth

 

Hybrid Maple/Acrylic ($$$)

For both snare drum and drum set. Visually stunning, the cross between the warm maple and the dark acrylic tones. The Hybrid Maple/Acrylic works excellent in rock, pop, and R&B, it is sure to be a crowd stunner on any stage. 

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Maximum Depth:

Snare

16" Depth

Hang Tom

16" Depth

Floor Tom

24" depth

Bass

24" depth

28" diameter

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