Using the the drum numbered #60-11D as an example:
#60 Stands for the 60th drum my little hands have made.
- Stands for a dash and is a dash.
11D Stands for the 11th drum made with the shell shape style D.
I am currently making seven different shell shapes I've labeled as A, B, D, E, F, G and H.
A is a 10" diameter head and an 18" high shell (a lap drum)
B is a 10" diameter head and a 24" high shell (a floor drum)
D is a 12" diameter head and a 24" high shell (a floor drum)
E is a 15" diameter head and a 24.5" high shell (a floor drum)
F is a 13.5" diameter head and a 24 high shell (a floor drum)
G is an 8.5 diameter head and a 12.5" high shell (a Bongo style lap drum)
H is a 14 diameter head and a 24.5" high shell (a floor drum)
What happened to the C style you ask? I made one C style shell. It was an attempt to create my own conga style drum (fat in the middle and small at the top and bottom). It came out very well. I used African Zebra wood for the finish layer along with a fancy carrying handle. But the sound was a total flop. I'm still working on why. Meanwhile some nice lady is considering buying it to make a
coffee table out of it. I need to discuss the problem with some other drum builders or
percussionist out there. I'm not giving up on it yet. Now, Artist's don't usually advertise their flops but you may click the highlighted flop here if you want to see a picture of one.The Big Flop!
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