The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside four layers are made
of kiln dried Douglas fir wood.
The fifth and finished layer is made from Ziricote a Tropical America wood. I was able to get some beautiful mirror image grain patterns by flipping flopping alternating laminate strips.
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. The drum shell is light in weight and resonates nicely with the drumhead enhancing the sound when played. It has a rich and deep sounding bass, wonderful tones, slaps, and high ringing rim shots.
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