Drum #102-13E"Ohio Wild Cherry"
This is the 13th drum in my E-series 15 inch drumhead diameter drums.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside layers are made from some very special old growth wild cherry wood. This wood came from the farm I was raised on near Farmington, Ohio ("sacred wood").
The handle is fashioned from laminates of this same cherry wood.
The middle three layers are made from kiln dried Douglas fir wood.
The joints between the laminates on the outside layer are filled with ivory colored wood filler and v-grooved for a nice paneling effect.
The outside layer laminates were flip-flopped to give some pleasing mirror images of the wood grains.
The steel anchor band and tuning hooks were electro-plated with polished brass.
The tuning nuts, Thread Caps, and hold-down band are solid brass.
I form every thing in my shop except the electroplating.
The sound qualities are super. A rich and deep sounding bass, wonderful tones, slaps, and high ringing rim shots.
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