This is the 20th drum in my F-series.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside layers are made from the Alowood/rose and the 2nd,3rd, and 4th layers are made from kiln dried Douglas fir. The Alowood/ Rose is pressure dyed tree farm wood with swirling grain patterns. I was able to get some nice mirror image patterns by alternating the laminates.
The drum is fitted with a laminated handle from the same wood.
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 with a powerful base, great tones, slaps and high ringing rim shots.
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