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    Default MM's Decade Maple 8" snare drum for cajon drum kit

    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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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    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?

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    Very clever MusicMan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    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.

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    …………. but it's not in comet sparkle???



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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    …………. but it's not in comet sparkle???
    Al,

    LOL.

    This is just a prototype that I wanted to make with a more affordable and accessible shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMdrums View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    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.
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    That’s really cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWH View Post
    Thatís really cool!!
    Thanks
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