CAST ALUMINUM DRUM SHELLS

A.C.S. Drum Shell

Our Cast Aluminum Shell has a .250" (1/4") wall thickness. This shell is cast with 356 aluminum and is hardened to a T-6 condition. Then it's machined to perfect tolerance. Casting and machining the shell creates a seamless design which ensures the shell will be perfectly round giving the drum a clean appearance and making it ready for any finish you want to apply. Casting and machining a perfectly round and seamless shell gives you a pure and slightly drier sound with less overtones. Oh yeah, did we mention it's cast and machined here in the U.S.A.?     

AVAILABLE IN 13" AND 14"

DIAMETERS

CHOOSE YOUR DESIRED DEPTH

EACH SIZE DIAMETER DRUM SHELL IS AVAILABLE AT A WIDE VARIETY OF DEPTHS.

YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM 4" TO 8" DEEP

AND ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN. 

PLEASE NOTE YOUR DESIRED DEPTH AND DIAMETER WHEN PLACING AN ORDER (I.E. 6.5" X 14")

PRICING:

13" $230.00

14" $240.00

ALL DEPTH OF SHELL ARE THE SAME PRICE

Our Cast Aluminum Snare Drum "Basher" Hoops are cast in 356 aluminum and hardened to a T-6 condition. They come machined with the top edges rounded over and a counter cut on the bottom to hide the hoop of the drum head. The snare side hoop has a 2" gate milled out on both sides for the throw off strap to pass threw. They have a clean machined surface allowing you to apply any finish you desire. These hoops are great if your looking to add that "crack" to your snare drum.  

AVAILABLE IN 13" AND 14" 

DIAMETERS

PRICING:

13" $150.00

14" $153.50

THESE HOOPS WILL WORK WITH A.C.S. DRUM SEHLLS OR ANY STANDARD 13"/ 14" DRUM SHELL

(WOOD, METAL, ACRYLIC, ETC).

PLEASE NOTE THAT DEPENDING ON TYPE OF LUGS USED, YOU WILL NEED A SPACER TO MAKE THE LUGS WORK WITH THESE HOOPS. 

IF YOU ARE USING STANDARD TUBE LUGS,

A.C.S. HAS SPACERS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

CAST ALUMINUM HOOPS

 

ROUND FACE - AIR VENT

This air vent is unique to American Cast Shells. It's ideal for the custom builder who is looking to stand apart from the rest. The air vent is machined from 360 brass rod and is finished in chrome plate.

 

It requires a 7/16ths drill hole to install and will fit any shell up to 1/2 inch thick.

 It is designed to retrofit into an existing Ludwig air vent hole for the person who is restoring there classic kit. You can keep your vintage look with this threaded air vent.

  It comes with a nylon washer, external tooth lock washer and jam nut.    

PRICING:

$4.60 EA.

This spacer fits under a vintage tube lug lifting it away from the shell allowing perfect alignment with the claw and the tension rod. The aluminum alloy used on the spacers is 6061-T6 and has a machined finish

PRICING:

$0.49 EA.

(CHROME PLATING DONE BY CUSTOMER)

ALUMINUM TUBE LUG SPACER

 
 

SERVICES

CUT BEARING EDGES

Cost $50

Double 45 degree bearing edges are standard. You can specify what type of edge you want in the message section of the order  page.

CUT SNARE BEDS

Cost $40

We cut a wide and shallow snare bed that allows full contact between your snare wire and drum head

DRILLING AND LAYOUT

CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE

Whether you don't have the equipment to drill for hardware or have never done it before, We can do it for you. 

Contact us with all your exact specs and samples, and get a quote from us.

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