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Old 02-04-2014, 02:06 AM
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$29.00 and three hours labor and my steambent maple is now White Macassar Fade from BumWraps.com. I think its much improved.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:10 AM
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Did you notice any difference in the sound because of the extra mass on the shell?
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Due to the time of evening, I haven't played it yet .
Just tapping on it doesn't seem to have done much. The wrap is much
thicker than I thought
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:40 AM
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Looks awesome! Will the added thickness of the wrap raise the pitch of the drum?
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:43 AM
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Interesting, and it looks like you did a nice job on it. It's definitely not plain looking anymore.

Just one opinion here, but I like it better the other way.
That's the beauty of a wrap well-done though.
If you get tired of it, you can always revert back.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:52 AM
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I haven't played it yet so I'm not sure how it will sound.
I was perusing some you tube vids and saw their ad so I decided to check them out. They have a good deal of variety and will also make a wrap from your photo at no extra charge.

I was tired of the wood look and decided to cover it for now. absolutely no harm to the previous surface.
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Looks great. Nice wrap.
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Looks like the new Ludwig kits.
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That looks great. I'm thinking I may wrap my Mapex snare with one of their wraps. Was it easy to work with?
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Looks excellent, like it came to you that way! Outstanding.
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Same guys who did my floor tom wrap. Very happy with it, and your snare looks great.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:05 PM
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That looks great. I'm thinking I may wrap my Mapex snare with one of their wraps. Was it easy to work with?
I will offer the following tips. go to their site and watch the how to video. You will have time while it's being shipped. there are a lot of holes to cut out so I tried something else. Using a scapel, exacto knife, I made small holes from the inside out, and then used a small pencil soldering iron and melted out the hole areas from the outside in. Trying to cut those small holes was taking forever. PLEASE USE A VENTILLATED AREA. iT Stinks. Also it will help if you have 4 clamps. I only had 2. But all in all I am happy. The product is not contact paper but thick wrap and should last forever

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:13 PM
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Nice job. Looks realy cool.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:56 PM
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After looking at it a few more times, it's starting to grow on me. I like it.

Must be an old-fogey thing - taking time to adapt to change - LOL
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After looking at it a few more times, it's starting to grow on me. I like it.

Must be an old-fogey thing - taking time to adapt to change - LOL
Well thanks. I know it's not for everyone, but I didn't do such a hot job on the natural finish so I thought I would liven it up.
Would you like me to mail you an 8 x !0 glossy? lol
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Well I put the drum back on the stand behind the kit, tuned it as always and all I can say is, it is loud. Imnot sure what the dynamics of the wrap produce, Andy's Area, but it was always a warmer drum that I tuned lower than some because of its size, but now it is loud.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:47 AM
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Great work. The snare is very flash now. :-)
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Thanks for checking it out. I have another project in the wings.
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Looks great! Looking forward to the next project that you mention.
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Well I put the drum back on the stand behind the kit, tuned it as always and all I can say is, it is loud. Imnot sure what the dynamics of the wrap produce, Andy's Area, but it was always a warmer drum that I tuned lower than some because of its size, but now it is loud.
Sorry Grunt, only just seen this. FWIW, I think it looks great! Very clean & distinctive.

If I'm picking up your observations correctly, the drum is now louder & brighter than before. On a steam bent single ply shell, the difference will be more noticeable than on a multiple ply shell, & entirely expected. Essentially, the wrap has added some mass & stiffness to the shell. This will reduce low dynamic resonance response & increase higher frequency reflection. You'd notice it more if you did the same to a tom. Not a bad thing on a snare, just a different vibe :)
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Sorry Grunt, only just seen this. FWIW, I think it looks great! Very clean & distinctive.

If I'm picking up your observations correctly, the drum is now louder & brighter than before. On a steam bent single ply shell, the difference will be more noticeable than on a multiple ply shell, & entirely expected. Essentially, the wrap has added some mass & stiffness to the shell. This will reduce low dynamic resonance response & increase higher frequency reflection. You'd notice it more if you did the same to a tom. Not a bad thing on a snare, just a different vibe :)
Thanks Andy and you are dead on. Your analysis is perfect. It is a Vaughncraft single ply just under 1/2 inch thick and has been one of my favorite snares other than I didn't like how my original finish came out. But with stain and a clear coat there wasn't much else to do. I have another in the works, A Taye Studio Maple snare that I am re-doing. should be done this week
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Thanks Andy and you are dead on. Your analysis is perfect. It is a Vaughncraft single ply just under 1/2 inch thick
It's good to know I occasionally get luck with a wild guess ;)

Seriously, 1/2" is pretty thick for a steam bent shell, especially once you add the rerings. On a more typical thinner shell (for steam bent), the difference of the wrap would be far more noticeable.
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My mistake. It is 1/2 at the edges with the rings.
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My mistake. It is 1/2 at the edges with the rings.
Ah, ok, I thought that was a little strange. Anyhow, glad I was right about the sound change :)

Still liking the look of the wrap, & TBH, the original finish was a little uninspiring. Stripped of stain & dry waxed however = different story. Not easy to reverse a stain.

BTW, interesting internal colour on the shell. Is that a trick of the light? Looks almost like purpleheart.
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The old stain was Minwax Sienna Red. oops sorry. The interior is a stain the original owner put in there. Not sure what flavor
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The old stain was Minwax Sienna Red. oops sorry. The interior is a stain the original owner put in there. Not sure what flavor
In that case, a wrap is a good choice IMO. Getting back to the original maple isn't a viable option, & if you like the change in sound the wrap provides, even better :)

I think you might have just inspired another Andy thread. Oh dear ;)
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Quote from Andy.."Very clean & distinctive." That's Andy's proper English, meaning, yep, that's one of a kind for sure. No one else would use that pattern." lol

I love watching English movies from around the late 1800's to Early 1900's. The Language is just so colorful. I remember one where right after a wedding, this one Gentleman was talking to one of the ladies leaving the reception and she commented,"Wasn't the bride just lovely, and he replied "yes and the brides maid were tastefully inferior" Is that color or what???
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Quote from Andy.."Very clean & distinctive." That's Andy's proper English, meaning, yep, that's one of a kind for sure. No one else would use that pattern." lol

I love watching English movies from around the late 1800's to Early 1900's. The Language is just so colorful. I remember one where right after a wedding, this one Gentleman was talking to one of the ladies leaving the reception and she commented,"Wasn't the bride just lovely, and he replied "yes and the brides maid were tastefully inferior" Is that color or what???
Hahaha, you're right on there Grunt. Skilful use of the English language is a wonderful tool for conveying a negative message in a complimentary way ;)

That said, there was no such meaning when describing your wrap. I genuinely like it :)
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Thanks. Excuse me for reading into your wording. lol
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Looks great! I have some Curly Maple Fade wrap coming in from Bumwrap. Glad to see the install went well.
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The next project. Got tired of looking at the Bumble Bee Bop set, so I ordered some Bubinga fade. Snare drum first. This is a Taye Studio Maple snare. The last photo has no flash
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Quote from Andy.."Very clean & distinctive." That's Andy's proper English, meaning, yep, that's one of a kind for sure. No one else would use that pattern." lol

I love watching English movies from around the late 1800's to Early 1900's. The Language is just so colorful. I remember one where right after a wedding, this one Gentleman was talking to one of the ladies leaving the reception and she commented,"Wasn't the bride just lovely, and he replied "yes and the brides maid were tastefully inferior" Is that color or what???
Brilliant observation. Some of us just like to communicate in layers...

I'm not sure that I like what you did to the snare but I can happily say that you've done a good job of it and if it makes you happier with it, then more power to you mate!
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This is a second bum wrap job I've seen on here this week and they look amazing. I have been looking all over to buy something older that I can re wrap.
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Here is the finished Bubinga Fade on the Taye Studio Maple. not the best photos. Will get them adjusted this weekend. Duncan I hope you like this one better
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Your snares look great! Because of this, I just ordered a wrap for my snare drum myself. Will post pics when it's done.
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Here is the finished Bubinga Fade on the Taye Studio Maple. not the best photos. Will get them adjusted this weekend. Duncan I hope you like this one better
Snares look great........................the bubinga fade looks very classy..................pretty extreme makeover, coming from the "bumblebee" look.

and Mayor, I'm American, so nothing hidden, colorful, or thought provoking in my comments whatsoever...................just not that articulate
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Thank you. I love watching olde British movies just to see how the language should be spoken. And I like classy, great and extreme.
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Today I ordered the Bubinga Fade wrap for my 18 x 16 bass drum conversion.
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