It’s been a while since I visited these forums. What a trip it’s been.
During the past few months I have improved my product and am pleased to be on the verge of the release of the new 16” 11 note Lotus Drum. The ones I produced in the past were 12” and contained 8 notes, these new ones will be 16” and contain 11(or more) notes. Tuned to any scale of choice.
A major difference will be the makeup of the steel and turnaround time. With my regular drums I have developed quite a waiting list; they take A LOT of time and production is quite laborious involving hours of cutting, grinding, heating, bending etc. The steel used in the new 16” instruments will be pressed by a manufacturing plant, they are allowing me the freedom to control every detail - thickness, diameter, carbon content, heat treatment etc. I’m very excited about these.
As of today, I have begun offering the 16” and am currently allowing customers to place themselves on the waiting list. As soon as I have caught up with the pending 12” orders, production of the 16” will commence. The 16” drums will take me approximately half the time to build.
I should be caught up with the 12” orders within the month and at that time will begin shipping the 16” drums to their rightful owners. I will also be releasing videos and photographs as I make them, until then you will have to take my word that they are going to sound amazing.
I will continue to offer the original 12” Lotus Drum, but only by special request.
Below is an image of one of the final 12”... they really came a long way. Each and every one of them endured a subtle change from the one before, evolving like a living creature. I will take the concepts I discovered throughout the explorative experience and will apply them to the new 16” instrument.
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