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Snare Drum Shells

Pure Timber manufactures the thickest solid wood drum shells in the world. We are the solid wood bender for Drum Workshop, and make the Super Solid™ and Super Solid Edge™ shells exclusively for DW. We also offer shells to other builders under our PURE TIMBRE™ brand name, and fabricate custom shells (made to specs not similar to DWs).

Our process is similar to steam bent shells, but we use hydraulic compression to be able to bend thicker solid shells than steam benders can. If a thicker solid shell would benefit you, we have the thickest single ply shells in the world.

You can order shells directly from this page. Please email for other shell configurations. We do not offer boring of the shell. Cutting your snare bed is +$30. Shipping cost below is for US48. Other shipping rates will be higher. These are custom shells that take 4-6 weeks to produce. All of them are sized for 5" and 5.5" heights. We can go taller. 6" is +$50, 7" is + $100 and 8" is +$200. 

  • Solid one piece body, lathe turned to be 1/2" thick in the mid body and nearly 1" thick at the bearing edge.
    PURE TIMBRE Cherry or Walnut Drum Shell 5" or 5.5" x 13" or 14"
    Dimensions: One solid piece of cherry or walnut, no laminations. A huge 3/4" thick. (please specify size and species in order notes). These are custom shells that take 4-6 weeks to produce. 
  • PURE TIMBRE Drum Shell Elm or Ash 5" or  5.5 x 13" or 14"
    PURE TIMBRE Drum Shell Elm or Ash 5" or 5.5 x 13" or 14"
    Solid one piece Ash or Elm body (specify size and species in order notes). 3/4" thick. 45 degree bearing edge. These are custom shells that take 4-6 weeks to produce. 
  • A very thick solid hard maple shell. 1" body thickness will provide high pitch, loud volume and shot-gun rim shots.
    PURE TIMBRE Maple Drum Shell 5" or 5.5" x 13" or 14"
    3/4" thick body and 45 degree bearing edge. Solid one piece hard maple shell. This is a very thick solid shell that will have high pitch and large volume. Please specify size in order notes. These are custom shells that...


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