Raw Drum Shells
A Grade Veneer cold pressed and molded drum shells by AC Drums.
We produce drum shells at all sizes, in all the popular timbers, and lots of exotics.
Bearing edges and snare beds are all included in the price of the drum shells.
Prices shown exclude VAT, total including VAT is shown within the shopping cart.
Why buy our Raw Drum Shells?
We use the best A Grade veneer available, supplied from UK, European and USA ethical timber merchants.
We do NOT use any cheaper filler veneers in our shells. Our Maple drum Shells are 100% USA Maple, Our Walnut Drum Shells are 100% Walnut etc
Cold Pressed and Cold Molded is the best production method for drum shells, resonance and the natural tonal characteristics of the shell are all compromised by heat.
We have been making drum shells on a daily basis for over 10 years, with the 10 years prior to that developing the techniques to do so.
If you are unsure on what shell material would suit your playing style, or would like any other guidance prior to ordering please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can email us at email@example.com
There are huge amounts of advertising wizardry, particularly by the larger mass production companies about the virtues of X, Y and Z timbers, wacky ply orientations and mystical sonically marvellous adhesives, to the typical drummer my advice would be to keep it simple, Maple, Birch, Oak, Walnut etc all sound incredibly similar in a live situation, if you looking to have a natural or stained finish, consider adding an outer layer of an exotic or nicely figured timber over a cheaper material like Mahogany. Don't try concocting a cocktail of different species timber to create the ultimate sound , it doesn't work. What WILL effect the end result at this stage is shell thickness ( Ignore ply, focus on the actual mm thickness if your comparing shells from different companies) A thinner shell will have a lower note than a thicker shell as pitch increases with density, to my ear a thinner shell has a greater botton end, and produces a fuller rounded 'woody' note, thicker shells are brighter, fast attack and can be louder / project further depending how thick in comparison. However drums are loud any way are they not? and mic's are pretty standard these days so may or may not be a factor.
Shipping Costs UK ( Free with £1000 plus order)
Weight based charges added at checkout.
Snare Shells / Tom Shells £15
Floor Tom / Bass Drum Shells £20
Full Shell Packs £25
Shipping Costs International