Drum #153-37BSpalted Alder Wood
Size: 10 inch diameter head
Height: 24 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
Skin: Pakistan goat skin (spine centered)
Carrying case: Custom Coon Hollow canvas case ($84 extra)
Price: $695 Plus shipping
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.
This is the 37th drum in my B-series.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside four layers are made from kiln dried Douglas Fir. The outside layer is made from Spalted Alder wood. I was able to get some very striking mirror image patterns by flip flopping the laminates.
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. The drum sounds are similar to and African Ashiko but much more.
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