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    SuperPly - My 128 ply 8"x14" Snare WIP

    Good, Bad, or Ugly I wanted to come up with a new style of drum shell. My idea was to use up some of the 1/2" Maple/Apple Euro plywood that I had left over from some kitchen cabinets I made. I decided to cut out solid rings of it and stack them. I have never seen another plywood shell like this one (maybe for good reason?). So... consisting of fourteen 9 ply sheets of 1/2" plywood with solid maple bearing edges on top and bottom - I present to you PLYZILLA™!

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    I must say that I am very pleasantly surprised at the "tap tone" and resonance of this shell. It is also as stiff as, well, a board. There is no flex in this shell. As always, if my description above doesn't make sense or if someone else wants to know how to make one of these I will be happy to do a tutorial. Also, if this has already been done before I would like the info and I will move on to another idea for a new kind of shell. Hasta la pasta!
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    Big YEAH!!

    Love it!!

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    That is FANTASTIC!!!

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    GOD DAMN IT!!! I explain to my son this afternoon about a new shell I was going to make........look here and there it is!! Even the solid edge rings. You suck. That is hot and I am still gonna make some!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doble R View Post
    Big YEAH!!
    Love it!!
    Quote Originally Posted by sonorguy View Post
    That is FANTASTIC!!!
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    GOD DAMN IT!!! I explain to my son this afternoon about a new shell I was going to make........look here and there it is!! Even the solid edge rings. You suck. That is hot and I am still gonna make some!!
    Thanks, guys! I know that the (drum) wheel doesn't need to be reinvented, but I always have nutty ideas runnin' through my head. Every now and then I've gotta act on them to stay sane.

    Mojo - great minds think alike (and so do ours)! If this thing sounds any good then I'll probably make a full kit. I actually really like the look and it could be died and glazed any color. I imagine some people will hate the look, too. Probably not much middle ground.

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    Looks good. I was thinking a 50/50 chance of needing a wrap!! .....but it looks fine as wine!!
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    You are on the list of GNer's I need to meet in person. I'd love to play around in your shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funk_drum View Post
    You are on the list of GNer's I need to meet in person. I'd love to play around in your shop.
    Hit me up the next time you are in Seattle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsoulman View Post
    Hit me up the next time you are in Seattle!
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    Excellent!
    What's the plan for hardware?
    Any pix of the inside of the shell?
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