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4 Piece Drum Set Solid Brazilian Walnut - $1,200 (Los Osos)

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Travis Drive near Rodman

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Brazil
model name / number: Solid Wood Stave Shells
At $1,200 for solid Brazilian Walnut Drums, this is an excellent price for such quality drums!
The shells are 5/8” thick, with 45 degree Bearing Edges and ¼” Reinforcement Rings. The set includes:
Bass Drum 20” x 18” D
Snare 14” x 5” D
Floor Tom 14” x 12” D
Tom 12” x 8” D
Tama Drum Throne
2 Snare stands (one with extender to adjust the tom height)
Floor Tom Legs

“No Bass Drum Pedal”

The shells were manufactured in Brazil, from where they originally came. They put a dark stain on the shells. Stave Shells are fabricated from strips of solid wood called staves, laid up vertically in the same fashion a cooper constructs a barrel, then turned to exacting specifications. This is far different from the majority of drum shells on the market that use multiple horizontal plies. These resonant shells feature classic straight-wall construction, with a thickness of 5/8” and a ¼” Reinforcement ring on all drums (or Re-Rings). This traditional design offers excellent sensitivity, dynamics, and a focused timbre.

I gave these to my daughter, who also plays drums. She used them for a while, stopped playing, so they’ve been in storage for about 8 years. There are scuff marks on the shells and a hairline crack on the bass drum, which does not affect the integrity or sound (it also has ¼” reinforcement rings). In fact, the bass drum sounds awesome. My daughter put Remo FiberSkyn heads on all the drums except the bass drum. Personally, these are not the heads I would have used. They look great (traditional old school), but in my opinion they produce a dead sound. I prefer a more-lively responsive head, and use the Evans EC2 drum heads on my two sets. There’s very little use on the heads (look new). Personally, I would sell the current FiberSkyn heads and replace them with the Evans EC2 drum heads. If you’re ambitious, you could take all the hardware off, and refinish the Walnut shells in a more natural finish.

Walnut shells can offer you the best of both worlds from maple and birch. Walnut is a hard wood that gives off a darker more powerful tone, but much of its character is similar to a maple shell. You get the warmth of a maple drum with much more attack.

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