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If I have an XP8 kit with bad (cracked) wrap what do you think the bare shells look like? I keep seeing the shells referred to as finished both inside and out. I'd like to make the shells natural maple if possible but don't want the outer ply pieced together. Also, are the XP8 shells made by Yamaha or Keller? Thanks for the expertise.
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Part of what the shells look like will be determined by the type of glue used. I have redid xp8 shells that just used contact cement and you could remove that and the bare shells will look new. But I have also seen where they used this brown glue that permeates into the wood grain and you cant remove it completely. It will stain the shell. Regarding the ply, some will look like a finish ply, others will have surface blemishes. The ones that I have done did not have pieced together plies
You will just have to remove the wrap to see.
The shells were made by Keller.

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Thanks
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daytonXP8 hit the nail on the head. It may appear to be a crapshoot, but Rogers shell quality in the XP8 period was the best in the business. They really tried to come back into the market strong, but eventually lost the gamble to excellent drums from Japan, and blunder after blunder from the execs at CBS.

Chances are, you'll remove the wrap and end up with a gorgeous kit in natural maple. 8 plies of perfection, inside and out.
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