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    Default Segment drum Shells

    Anyone have any Segment Drum shells can i get some description of the sound qualities?
    Also if pictures of your segment drum shells would be nice to see and very appreciated.

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    I don't have toms, but have a few segment snares: I have a fairly shallow red oak (i.e. 14x4.5" deep) snare and a 14x6.5" Rosewood segment snare. I love the sound of both. The oak: the word that sticks in my mind is "bell-like" - i.e. very clear, musical. The rosewood is also very musical, and has a fantastic crack and rimshot; very similar to my Jarrah stave snare, very authoritative snare. Generally I love segment and stave snares, but it does depend on what sort of sound you are looking for: It is not as "open" sounding as some thin-walled snares, for example not as "open" as a steam-bent single ply; much more focussed. I also have a Sleishman free floating snare with Padouk shell. A fantastic snare too and I love it, but I don't think it would help you if I described the sound given that the free-floating mechanism is playing a big part in it; not just the shell.

    Red Oak:




    Rosewood:


    Stave Jarrah with slivers of maple:


    Padouk Sleishman (pictured with Rosewood segment snare):
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    From what I've heard, they are more high pitched than their stave counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *_*Drumfreax*_* View Post
    From what I've heard, they are more high pitched than their stave counterparts.
    I haven't really found that. I have found that either have pretty wide tuning ranges and sound good high or low. In particular, that red oak that I posted obviously has the sensitivity of a shallow snare, but can be tuned to sound like a much deeper snare. But that is just my experience. Perhaps with different snares, different bearing edges, etc you might have had a different experience.

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    Beautiful drums btw.

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    Sound is dependent on wood type. My cocobola is way lower pitched than my purpleheart. My tulipwood has a very wide tuning range as does my rosewood. You can see mine by clicking on the "My Dirty Little Collection" link in my sig...

    Here's a couple of pics of the last one I built, 7x14 zebrawood.



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    Wow that looks pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latzanimal View Post
    ...Here's a couple of pics of the last one I built, 7x14 zebrawood....
    Very nice! very striking zebrawood. And I also love the metal sonor's in your dirty little collection

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    Wow! Those are amazing. Do you sell these?
    Tama Silverstar Jazz (18x14, 12x8, 14x14, 14x5), 12x7 Mapex Black Panther snare, Pearl M80 Snare, DW 10x5 Collector's Series tom
    Sabian & Zildjian cymbals, Tama Iron Cobra double belt drive pedal (For sale), DW5000 double pedal

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovetheblues View Post
    Very nice! very striking zebrawood. And I also love the metal sonor's in your dirty little collection
    Thanks..

    Quote Originally Posted by PumaPhreak View Post
    Wow! Those are amazing. Do you sell these?
    If this is directed at me then yes, I do...
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    6,5x14x1/2 kauri segment
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