Drum #97-10E"Walnut Twist"
This is the 10th drum in my E-series 15 inch drumhead diameter drums.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside layers are made from Black Walnut wood. The middle three layers are made from kiln dried Douglas fir wood.
The joints between the laminates on the outside layer are filled with purple dye colored wood filler.
I constructed the outside layer by first spiraling 24 evenly spaced 1/8th strips of walnut around the drum forming 24 spiraled inlay panels. I then cut walnut pieces to fit the panels. The end result gives the impression that all the wood has been twisted in a spiral fashion around the drums.
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. A rich and deep sounding bass, wonderful tones, slaps, and high ringing rim shots.
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