Shell Banks

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  1. RickP

    RickP Dan RH Jr.

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    Inspired by Zenghost shell bank of Jenkins Martin/INDe drums, as well as a conversation with lperdomo13 I went ahead and added a few drums to my 20/12/14 Noble and Cooley Horizon set.
    I also sold a few kits to make room and help finance the additional drums for my Shell bank over the years.

    My query for you ? What drums Brand/Model would you decide on to build a shell bank ( multiple tom/bass drums sizes) for multiple configurations ? What sizes would you go wit in your shell bank ?
     
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    john14 Well-Known Member

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    You know what brand I would go for Rick! I think 20/12/14 and 22/13/16 would do it for me! I love the idea of a personal shell shell bank to draw from for each situation.... Just got back from rehearsal and switched out cymbals - the 22" Ride for the Amedia Flat Ride I got from you... Perfect as it was only a trio tonight and will be on Sunday!
     
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  3. DrumKeys

    DrumKeys Very well Known Member

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    I could easily see myself expanding my N&C Horizon kit as well. I have 5 other kits now but if there is one kit I would ever want to expand on, it would be that one. I have a 20/10/12/14 configuration now but would love to include a 22 bass drum and 16" floor tom in the not too distant future when funds allow.
     
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    Gretsch Broadkasters. Probably 10/12/13/14ft/16ft/18bd/22b.d . All standard sizes. I've thought of doing it, for sure.

    Could go with 2 12" toms instead of 12/13 and/or maybe 16bd, 20bd, 22bd.
     
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    paul DFO Veteran

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    I didn't call it a shell bank, but between 2000 and 2002 I built a Gretsch pack of 8/10/12/13/14/15/16 and 16/20/22. I used it in various configurations from the start, and still do, although I sold the 16" kick a few years ago, and it's been a long time since the 8" tom left the house.
     
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    I wouldn't mind expanding my 1980 Walnut lacquer Pearl G-series Maple shell kit in the future. It's currently 13/14/16/18/24 all standard depths. It would be nice to add a matching snare, maybe 10" and 12" toms, other bass drum sizes, etc.

    At the moment acquiring a few more nice cymbals and stands is more of a priority for me though.
     
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    Closest thing I have to a shell bank is my custom beech set, which isn't even built yet. But it will have 12/13/14/16/20/22 and two different depth 14" snares. I will likely try to get a 10" shell as well to round out the shell bank.
     
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    Frank Godiva Well-Known Member

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    Sonor rosewood inside out Phonics
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    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    I'm finishing off my Mapex Orion shell bank right now. I chose them because A.) They're great drums, and B.) I got a sweet deal on a 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 24, 24, snare. I had always wanted to build a shell bank, so I figured why not.

    I currently have 8x8, 10x8, 12x8, 13x10 toms, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16, 18x16 floor toms, 20x16, 22x16, 24x16 (sold the other one), and 14x5.5 snare.
     
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    wayne Very well Known Member

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    Is a shell bank not limiting you to what is now your fave sound? What happens when the next "best sound" comes out, which it will. I would think if you play a four pc kit, get another 4 pc kit in different sizes and have a choice?
     
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    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    I could maybe see having a different kit for a modern or vintage sound. But you can change sounds very easily with heads, tuning, different sizes, and muffling. I personally prefer a modern sound, but also like to change my kit up every once in a while. It's nice to be able to put together any combination of sizes, any time I want.
     
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    repete This one goes to eleven

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    I would love to add some Yamaha orange swirl club customs to my 12-14-20 kit. A 10,16 and 22 would be good.
     
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    Shell bank???
    Sorry, doesn't have a nice ring to it....
    What components of the shell bank do I bring to the gig tonight vs. what kit do I bring to the gig tonight.....
    However I do have a multi tom, double set of Ludwigs and mix and match....so there ya go.
    bt
     
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    mfryed2112 DFO Master

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    IMG_2651.JPG The original shell bank
     
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    My new Yamaha RC currently 8/10/12/14/20... Id like a 13 , 22 or 24 and a matching snare someday......
     
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    I own four kits, all of them include most of the standard sizes, including 8ā€ and 13ā€ so I think I already have multiply shell banks.

    If I were going to pick a kit to build a shell bank with it would be the Tama Star, even though all my other drums are Sonor. I think Tama laid the gauntlet with the Star line.
     
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    If I were ever able to afford a "shell bank" I think it would probably be Ludwig Legacy Maple (except for the 8" would be matching finish Classic maple because you can't get a Legacy in an 8"). Sizes as follows: Depth x Dia

    Toms: 6x8 concert, 8x10, 8x12, 11x13, 13x15, 15x18 - Bass': 14x18, 16x20, 14x24

    No snares because I am way to choosy in that realm of drumming.
     
  18. BennyK

    BennyK DFO Master

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    3 x12 " - Fullerton Rogers, Yamaha stage custom , 5ply Slingerland - all OK , but just nothing more .
    2x 13" - Slingerland 3-ply - excellent, aluminum DIY cooking pot from yard sale,Mapex lugs- interesting, like a timbale
    1x14x14" - Yamaha stage custom - OK plus
    1x10"x7" - Fullerton Rogers- this one goes in the studio always , can do no wrong-excellent, huge sounding even when tight
    2x14 x 22"- Premier Resonator, Slingerland 3-ply - keepers plus
    1x20x16"- Milestone- sweetheart
    1x 18 x 12"- Ludwig B/O three ply granitone bass drum- project drum
    1x14x7" - Slingerland 60's marching drum conversion wood hoops
    16x14 Pearl 6-ply maple - excellent
    16x16 3 ply Slingerland - one of the few 16's that works like a 16 should

    All sprayed black, all combat veterans .

    Always looking for that special 12 , maybe a regular 14 rack three ply .

    I got rid of a truckload of orphans 2 years ago , all were iffy .

    My recently acquired Slingerland is one of the few matching kits that is consistently really good,works as a complete set .

    If a drum speaks well over a broad range of tunings and the head fits nice , I'll adopt it .
     
  19. lossforgain

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    I am currently really happy having some different brand and shell options. Iā€™m not sure I could pick one shell to have every size of. Maybe Nashville Slingerlands? Fat chance of that!
     
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    BennyK DFO Master

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    yowza ... have to stay away from KIJIJI

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-drum-percus...le/1408229056?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
     

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