Bass drum rebuild for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Just finished up rebuilding this old bass drum for the Cambridge Symphony.  This 16″x32″ Ludwig began its life as a big marching bass drum, built in 1961 and had definitely seen plenty of miles.  To fix it up for orchestral use, we stripped the old finish, repaired a lot of damage to the shell, hoops and lugs, gave it a mahogany veneer, cut new bearing edges and added some custom mounting hardware for the CSO’s new stand.  It looks and sounds fantastic!




and After!

Bill Whitney