This is the second of my new F-series 13.5 inch diameter drums.
I like to call this drum style "The Walnut Twist".
The drum is finished in Black Walnut and Mahogany woods. To give this drum the twisted look effect, I spiraled 24 evenly spaced 1/8 wide mahogany strips that run from the top to the bottom of the drum. This created 24 spiraled inlay panels. I then cut the inlay peices of walnut to fit the spiraled panels. The end result gives the impression that all the wood has been twisted in a spiral fashion around the drum. The joints are filled with a wood filler dyed with a turquoise colored pigment.
The tuning hardware is electro-plated with polished brass with a solid brass hold-down band, tuning nuts and thread protection caps.
The sound qualities are excellent. It has a deep vibrant bass to a high rim tone. The bass sound is slightly higher then the large 15" inch E-series drums. The antelope hide dampens the sound slightly compared to sounds made by a goat skin hide. A little more "earthy" sound. (Click "Hear the Drums" link on the home page)
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