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more drums

shortly after the 10″ and 12″ super-flat acrylic snares, i got hooked on flat drums entirely.
so between summer 2007 and spring 2008, i made a whole stack of acrylic drums, about 9 in total.
about the suspension system and rack i should maybe talk in „technology“ at some point.

here’s a glimpse of what one set-up looked like:

from the top, it is hard to tell the depth, right? it’s 14 x 2.5″ snare, 10×2, 12×2.5 and 14×3 toms, 20×8 kick.
again, i got some ideas from these experiments.
like, how to make the rack system, so the bass drum would not touch the ground. more about that later in that other category.
here a look from the side:

now, a sound file would be nice to have, wouldn’t it?
this was recorded with a zoom h2, about three meters in front of the band, above the heads of the audience. no amplification for the drums at all:

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snare, small

here is the second drum i ever thought out, from early 2007.
i had found that small snares sound great.
but they usually are offered with shells that are too deep for my taste…so i had to:

it is a 12″ by 2″ acrylic snare, shell made for me by wahan, drillings and hardware application by me. made to sound not only high pitched, but also super fast in snare-head response, and not so many ringing overtones. to match my sound design for drum&bass, and styles like it.

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a propos snares.
the latest drum i made has a lot to do with the snare-to-hoop attachment.
i always wanted a 15″ snare. but deep. like, 6.5″ deep.
it just so happens that i made the aforementionned hoop for that dream coming true.

how it sounds? hm. definitely different than any snare i have heard before. deep, lots of air, big.
shell is 7ply beech, only treated with bees‘ wax (made to my specs by the afore-praised wahan).
lugs, hoops, strainer and screws are pearl, snares are tama.

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