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MusicMan
01-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Hi,

Here's a unique snare build that I put together last summer (as a prototype) in order to test out using an 8" snare drum with floor tom legs along with my cajon bass drum. The snare is made from a 4-lug Pearl Decade Maple 8x7 tom. Due to the two air vents from the Opti-Loc system, the build required offsetting the snare butt and strainer and the floor tom leg brackets.

I played a few unplugged church gigs this past fall using this little snare drum along with a cajon (with bass drum pedal) and a hi-hat. I never like mounting a little snare drum from the hi-hat, so this version with the legs worked out better for me. I'm currently working on a new version of this snare using a 5-lug Pearl 8" tom from the MCT series.

The snare is the perfect size for a cajon because it produces a real snare sound but with limited volume and a nice muted low pitch (due to the depth).

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Feenix
01-09-2019, 01:51 PM
Neato. I built a snare drum out of an old 10" Export tom. It's been a great little popcorn snare drum.

Did you cut yourself some snare beds as well?

MusicMan
01-09-2019, 02:10 PM
Neato. I built a snare drum out of an old 10" Export tom. It's been a great little popcorn snare drum.

Did you cut yourself some snare beds as well?

Feenix,

Yes, I did put some snare beds on it. Not sure if a drum this small really needs them, but I did it anyway.

How about yours?

MM :)

TMdrums
01-09-2019, 02:47 PM
Very clever MusicMan!

AL PERCIVAL
01-09-2019, 02:56 PM
…………. but it's not in comet sparkle??? :D :D :D

Feenix
01-09-2019, 02:56 PM
Yes, I did put some snare beds on it. Not sure if a drum this small really needs them, but I did it anyway. How about yours?

I did so.

I had some trouble sourcing wires for a 10" snare, can't imagine trying to find wires for an 8". Had to special order a set. Any trouble with that? Might depend on the drum shoppes and their suppliers, I guess.

MusicMan
01-09-2019, 02:59 PM
…………. but it's not in comet sparkle??? :D :D :D

Al,

LOL.

This is just a prototype that I wanted to make with a more affordable and accessible shell. :)

MusicMan
01-09-2019, 03:00 PM
Very clever MusicMan!

TM,

Thanks. I'm currently working on an 8x8 version with a 5-lug Pearl MCT tom that will be the final one. :)

MusicMan
01-09-2019, 03:01 PM
I did so.

I had some trouble sourcing wires for a 10" snare, can't imagine trying to find wires for an 8". Had to special order a set. Any trouble with that? Might depend on the drum shoppes and their suppliers, I guess.

Pearl makes 10" snare wires that are easy to find. :)

TWH
01-09-2019, 08:21 PM
That’s really cool!!

MusicMan
01-10-2019, 06:01 AM
Thatís really cool!!

Thanks :)