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Forum: General Drum Questions 06-29-2019, 08:19 PM
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Posted By OddBall
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

The scarf is all fractured and without the wedge, loose. You should have to look hard to see it. I can drive a truck through the separation. It's junk.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-28-2019, 12:12 PM
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Posted By OddBall
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

As a lifelong woodworker, that top scarf joint is junk. I wont pretend it's not. I can't see the edge of the bottom one. Somebody didn't know what to do.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-26-2019, 06:29 PM
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Posted By OddBall
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

If it does not go under the ring, the only other thing that makes sense is a piece to prevent clamp marks for gluing the seam. There appears to be leftover spacer at the bottom of the seam too. Is...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-26-2019, 04:30 PM
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Posted By OddBall
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

Yes, I think the shim was done at the factory. You would be surprised what get's by when production is running full capacity. Ludwig has ugly glue drips and lap lumps that get by. A white head would...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-25-2019, 12:08 AM
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Posted By OddBall
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

The birth marks near the seam is from the drum sander stopping and going back over the seam. A naked I will not see sanding differences but the finish will show it.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-25-2019, 12:03 AM
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Posted By OddBall
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

I can see the slide and the rail have a lot, no, too much play in them. It's so much you can see it.

If you take the slide and wiggle it and there's easy play, like I see in yours,..the slide...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-23-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,544
Posted By OddBall
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

The wedge could simply be to stop a vibration or fill a void during gluing. The 14 is probably assembly or inspection related.

The wedge actually looks factory to me.
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