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Old 01-13-2019, 07:14 AM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Default Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

I considering a project to wrap my 65 jazz fest in some vintage wrap. It came to me with no wrap but is a great drum. My question is what would be a suitable source of the donor wrap which I appreciate would be a big challenge. I appreciate that floor toms are the obvious choice. But I have the opportunity to get a bassdrum shell, 20x14 in my favourite vintage wrap. Has anyone done this with a donor of this kind. I donít mind applying the wrap in a number of pieces, I will need to of course. Is this a viable approach?
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:05 AM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
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Default Re: Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

Im not sure how much vintage wrap is available out there. It would be hard to remove wrap from a floor tom or bass drum and re-use it and you would be ruining a perfect drum in the process. You should consider new wraps in my opinion.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:19 AM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Default Re: Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

Donít worry I would only consider a beyond repair drum. The shell Iím considering is badly water damaged as well as having a big gouge out of it. Itís well beyond repair. Anyone else have experience of this type of work?
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

My experience is extremely limited, and it really only extends to removing old wrap. One of the best investments in tools that I ever made (and I’ve made alot!) was buying a Wagner heat gun. With it, I have been able to remove pearl wrap from a drum in one piece. The other critical tool you’ll need is patience!
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:47 PM
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Thanks. That is helpful advice. ����
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:26 AM
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Default Re: Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

my thoughts on this would be find a marching 14" shell with your choice of wrap, after carful thought cut your snare out of the center of shell on table saw, then reinstall your re-rings, perfect snare.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

What is your favorite vintage wrap? I just sent some strips to Spain for a forum member. Don't let anybody dissuade you, this is exactly the cool thing to do with old shells. Finding the donor wrap is just a question away.
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