Author Topic: DIY-Snare  (Read 2508 times)

Offline ahu

« on: July 09, 2014, 12:22:00 PM »
Hi there,
just wanted to share my new Project with you guys......

My goal was it to build my own Snare-"Pad" including my own Triggersystem.
After studying several Internet-Sites I came up with this......

I bought a 13" x 6" Shell, black chrome hardware and started to build the triggersystem.

Here some pics......

Offline Bones

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 04:22:44 PM »
Nice job!
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless to resist.

Offline ahu

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 07:09:57 AM »

Finished !!!

Offline Trondster

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 08:28:11 AM »
Looks very nice in deed! :)
DM10 Pro kit with dampened rack, extra crashes, mesh heads, Gibraltar stands, P2002C and a dream cherry snare by Diamond Drums.

Offline JimmyB

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 04:57:10 PM »
Looks great. How does it play?

Offline ahu

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 06:40:04 AM »

.....after a couple of minutes of playing it feels great, even the Rim-Triggering is almost perfect !!!

Offline Mate Dogg

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 06:06:48 AM »
Wow, looks great! :)
"Life's a bitch, and then you die!"

Offline Th3R00st3r

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 06:11:52 PM »
What was the cost to build?
th3r00st3r-Alesis DM10 Studio w/mesh head conversion (billy blast 2ply) and snare stand.

Offline elusivesolution

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 03:42:30 PM »
Do you have any problems with volume spikes if you hit the cone? I'm also curious as to the total cost. Very beautiful build!

Offline ahu

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 01:24:45 AM »
Thanks for your replies !!!
....the total cost for the Snare was about 220 Euros for all the parts.
There are no dramatic volume peaks when I hit the center of the Head.


Offline tgaillard38

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2016, 05:49:53 AM »
Great job ! One question : can you give us the wiring schema of the piezo to the jack connector ? I want to do the same, but I don't know how to wire the piezo


Offline AlanK

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2016, 08:51:24 AM »
wow, maybe missed this when you originally posted, but what a professional job you've done there, dang, you outta be in business! great looking snare!!
DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline rhysT

Re: DIY-Snare
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2017, 11:47:07 PM »
FYI, the current edition of digitalDrummer mag (p-46) has a neat DIY edrum project that should be fairly easy to construct:

Although I'd prob'ly add a layer of vibration absorbing foam under the head piezo sensor to avoid possible mis-triggering from rimshots, kinda like ahu did with his 3 rubber grommets.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 12:13:47 AM by rhysT »