Thursday, 23 June 2016 05:05

ImpossibleCutout

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Custom made HighEndLine 40x16,
concave birdseye maple frame,
blue stain on silky-gloss finish,
Classic tuning system with 8 open star tuners,
'Impossible' Cutout:


Usually it´s impossible to do a cutout on a concave frame. Well... it´s possible, of course, but you get a high fragile breaking point on the inner edge of the cutout. The open edges of the cutout provide a risky leverage effect if pressure gets on them. So I usually reject to do a cutout on a concave frame and always give the advice to go for a shallower rim instead of going for a cutout. However, this customer had really good reasons for such a deep concave frame with cutout, so I decided to make the cutout possible. I reinforced the cotout frame part on the inside with a cross glued solid part of birdseye maple. Then I used differnt tuners to provide a comfortabe finger-tuning even on that critical part of the drum. So, it´s definitely not a standard solution which I would recommend, but sometimes special requests need special solutions ;) ...happy to work on your challange :)

 

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