Drum #148-33D "Alowood/Ebony Twist"


Size: 12 inch diameter head

Height: 24 inches

Weight: 9 pounds

Skin: Goat skin (spine centered)

Carrying case: Custom Coon Hollow canvas case ($84 extra)

Price: $885 for drum (shipping extra)

The drum comes with an information packet, tuning wrench, no skid floor pad, and a free Conga Joy beginners drum book written by Bill Matthews.


Drum Description:

This is the 33rd drum in my D-series.

The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside layers are made from Alowood-Ebony and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th layers are made from kiln dried Douglas fir.

Alowood-Ebony is a plantation raised Pine that has been pressure stained an Ebony color.

The long narrow strips on the outside layer are twisted into spiral lines. This makes panels that the rest of the pieces are fitted to. The final appearance suggests all of the wood has been twisted. Tricky huh?

Joints in the wood pieces are purposely made and filled with purple dyed wood filler.

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 electro-plating.

The sound qualities are super with a powerful bass, great tones, slaps, and high ringing rim shots. Sounds are similar to an African Ashiko but much more!

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