shell weights

metal drum shell weights:

(bare shells – without hardware)

 

See below for a list of shells that I had here in my workshop.

It’s just a pure listing that may be informative for some… please  keep in mind:

 

The sound of a 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

shell form (bearing edges, reinforcement beads, ecc)

mounted hardware

 

                      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