I like to call this drum "The Walnut Twist".
There are five laminated wood layers which make up the shell of this drum. The outside layer is finished in Black Walnut. To give this drum the twisted look effect, I spiraled 24 evenly spaced 1/8 wide strips that run from the top to the bottom of the drum. This created 24 spiraled inlay panels. I then cut the inlay peices 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 an purple dyed wood filler. The tuning hardware is electro-plated in brass with solid brass for the hold-down band, tuning nuts and thread protection caps.
The sound qualities are excellent. It has a deep vibrant bass to a high ringing rim tone. You can get some really great slap sounds too. This drum seems to be very active even when its not being played!
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