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Old 02-10-2012, 06:01 PM
Musicaldeath Musicaldeath is offline
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Default KnuckleHead Bocote Custom Snare

I got this beauty yesterday from my buddy Fungus Amungus. Built custom for me.

I gotta say Fungus knocked this out of the park.

He did all the bearing edges by hand and they are smooth as silk. Plus the vent hole is hidden under the strainer great little touch. Extremely classy looking snare!

I haven't had much time to experiment with her yet, but I can say even with the limited amount I had played, this will be my snare for live gigs. It sounds fantastic.

If you are looking for a nice custom snare so you don't have to take your vintage babies out of the house look no further!
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:05 PM
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Isn't it "N"ucklehead without the "K"?
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: KnuckleHead Bocote Custom Snare

That really is a nice looking drum.
Spare parts won't be too hard to find, but shoot, they won't be needed for a brand new drum for quite some time, one would hope?
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:12 PM
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That really is a nice looking drum.
Spare parts won't be too hard to find, but shoot, they won't be needed for a brand new drum for quite some time, one would hope?

I don't think there will be any issues at all for a long time.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:23 PM
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I'm a NuckelHead & my drums are NuckelHeads...Nick can spell it anyway he likes. He's a great guy to deal with & I built him a great drum...very proud of this one!

For the record, it is NuckelHead...it fits me (go figure) and is an answer to a question I was asked several years ago. I was selling one of my first drums online & a guy asked me what kind of nucklehead spends months finishing a shell instead of just wrapping it...my answer was "ME". LOL!

Thanks again Nick! Glad you're happy!
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:02 PM
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I'm a NuckelHead & my drums are NuckelHeads...Nick can spell it anyway he likes. He's a great guy to deal with & I built him a great drum...very proud of this one!

For the record, it is NuckelHead...it fits me (go figure) and is an answer to a question I was asked several years ago. I was selling one of my first drums online & a guy asked me what kind of nucklehead spends months finishing a shell instead of just wrapping it...my answer was "ME". LOL!

Thanks again Nick! Glad you're happy!
Dan

Yeah I couldn't remember if there was a K or not so I went with it hahaha

Seriously though guys, Dan was there every step of the way he even took pics of the edges and sent them to me while he was doing them. Great experience all around
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:26 PM
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Musicaldeath, Congrats on obtaining a BEAUTIFUL drum!

Dan, excellent job!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:29 PM
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I'm a NuckelHead & my drums are NuckelHeads...Nick can spell it anyway he likes. He's a great guy to deal with & I built him a great drum...very proud of this one!

For the record, it is NuckelHead...it fits me (go figure) and is an answer to a question I was asked several years ago. I was selling one of my first drums online & a guy asked me what kind of nucklehead spends months finishing a shell instead of just wrapping it...my answer was "ME". LOL!

Thanks again Nick! Glad you're happy!
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Ok,..I have to ask, When people here say they do the bearring edges by hand,..Are you take`n a hand held router (700+rpm) and going around the curcumference, or are you useing a rasp and file with sandpaper ??

I`m not being a jerk or anything but I been working wood for 35 years and I`m not bad at surface finnishing either so, What part of the finnish work takes anything the even remotely resembles a month, let alone months ??
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:27 AM
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Ok,..I have to ask, When people here say they do the bearring edges by hand,..Are you take`n a hand held router (700+rpm) and going around the curcumference, or are you useing a rasp and file with sandpaper ??

I`m not being a jerk or anything but I been working wood for 35 years and I`m not bad at surface finnishing either so, What part of the finnish work takes anything the even remotely resembles a month, let alone months ??
Sometimes I'll buy a shell with the basic edges cut, sometimes I cut them myself on my router table. Depends on what shell the customer wants, some guys have found & bought shells that already have the edges cut. I hand shape them depending on the thickness & density of the wood species. This drum due to the density (2200+/- Janka Scale) has a very fat round over to the exterior of the shell...the interior was just left at a basic 45. The finishes take the time I described because I use multiple coats of Tung Oil. Bunnyman's drum has over 40 thin coats of Tung & 4 coats of hard wax. The thin coats of Tung take several days each to dry & several months to cure. The products I use come from TreeHouse Labs in Washington State & are natural & eco friendly...very good stuff & available online. I don't use poly's or lacquers unless requested by a client. Vince's drum didn't take as long because Bocote will not except a great deal of finishing oils. It is so naturally resinous that the wood actually expels the oil finish...very slow process and again, curing time. I was actually building this for myself but Nick saw it online & wanted me to build it out for him. He picked the hardware and you guys are seeing the final results.

Are there faster ways to do all this?...yep!, this is just my thing. I love the look of old antique furniture & pattern a lot of builds after that look. I'm just doing Old School-New School!
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:34 AM
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BTW, here's a pic of bunny's drum.
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