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Old 03-10-2008, 10:22 PM
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Default Kent Snare Drum

Hi folks - Here's a project snare I just finished. It was originally a 5" X 14", but a crack formed around the top, inner edge of the innermost ply, leaving about a 3/8" section of the shell with only one ply to bear the tension of the head. I cut the shell down on both sides to keep the lug spacing even (from top to bottom), then re-cut new 45 degree bearing edges. After a little hand sanding, I reassembled the drum and here are the results. It was too late to play it properly and see how it sounds, but I'll be doing that first thing tomorrow morning.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:59 PM
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Default Re: Kent Stubby Snare 4 1/4" X 14"

Gotta love those Kents! I'm glad you fixed this guy..
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: Kent Stubby Snare 4 1/4" X 14"

Thanks BeBop! The tension rods are now too long to get the heads to the proper tension, so I've ordered shorter ones. When I get them, I'll tune it up and see what it has to say. I also made some spacers for the lugs as I noticed that the shorter distance between lug and hoop caused the lugs to splay outward too far.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Kent Stubby Snare 4 1/4" X 14"

I've actually been meaning to make some gaskets/spacers
as well..But I've been too busy fixing up a 1967 Kent BDP
kit..
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Kent Stubby Snare 4 1/4" X 14"

Cool - Can't wait to see the kit when it's done. Be sure to post some pictures here please.

For spacers/gaskets, I had an old pair of leather motorcycle chaps kicking around that I haven't used in years. I cut up some strips, poked some holes and voila! Worked like a charm.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:45 PM
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That's a great way to reuse material. Very creative.
If you need to make them again, you can buy a gasket sheet
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