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shell weights

bare metal drum shells – without hardware
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See below for a list of shells that I've have the opportunity to work on and inspect.
It’s just a pure listing of shell weights (bare shells, without any hardware mounted on) that may be informative for some… please  keep in mind:

The sound of an assembled drum depends on many more factors than just the shell weight:

- age (crystalline structure changes with time. A new drum shell will never sound like a 80 years old one!)
- density & hardness (production method: rolling / spinning / deep-drawing / casting)
- shell form (bearing edges, reinforcement beads, ecc)
- mounted hardware (type, weight, lugs number & placement,..)
- player / room
ecc...

brand

size (in)

weight (g)

                                  

Slingerland

20s Black Beauty

6.5x14

1810

20s Black Beauty

6.5x14

1834

30s Broadcaster

6.5x14

1885

 

Ludwig

20s two-piece

5x14

1582

late 20s 2-piece

5x14

1515

30s Silver Anniversary

5x14

1394

 

 

 

20s DeLuxe – 2-piece

6.5x14

1830

 

 

 

early 60s Super - brass

6.5x14

1979

 

 

 

20s 2-piece

4x15

1445

 

 

 

early 20s 2-piece

5x15

1430

 

Leedy

20s B.E. – machine engr.

4x14

931

 

 

 

early 20s B.E – 1st engr. pattern

6x14

1332

 

Dresdner Apparatebau

Spenke & Metzl

5”x36cm

1496

Spenke & Metzl

5”x36cm

1474

Spenke & Metzl

5”x36cm

1242

Pre-war D.A. (vertical seam)

5”x36cm

1180

 

CONN

CONN Tuxedo

5x14

1135

 

AK

Co/Bra (2-piece)

4x14

1138

 

 

 

Brass (2-piece)

5x14

1240

Copper  (2-piece)

5x14

1409

Co/Bra (2-piece)

5x14

 

Copper

5x14

1344

Brass 1mm

5x14

1609

Brass 2mm

5x14

3230

 

 

 

AK Copper

5.5x14

1484

AK Raw Brass

5.5x14

1238

AK Raw Brass

5.5x14

1196

 

 

 

Craviotto/AK Masters Bronze

5.25x14

1750

Craviotto/AK Masters Bronze

7x14

2190

 

 

 

Craviotto /AK Masters Metal (2-piece)

5.5x14

1406

 

 

 

Craviotto/AK  Masters Metal (2-piece)

6.5x14

1594

Craviotto/AK Copper

6.5x14

1647

Craviotto/AK  Masters Brass

6.5x14

1347

 

 

 

AK 2-piece brass

6.5x14

1419

AK Copper

6.5x14

1708

AK Slingerland BB replica

6.5x14

1315

AK ME 1mm

6.5x14

1965

AK Co/Bra

6.5x14

1617

 

 

 

AK Co/Bra

6.5x15

1713

 

 

 

AK Dresdner Replica

5”x36cm

1422

AK Dresdner Replica

5”x36cm

1415