Gear

Coiled Ambience

By Andrew Lentz Published September 21, 2009

All drummers need to accent their beats at times. Now you can add real zing to your kit with the SpringTree from Tree Works Chimes.

Tree Works Chimes is the brainchild of Mitch McMichen, a one-time drummer for Brad Paisley who started building chimes just for fun in his Nashville garage until what started out as a hobby blossomed into a full-time industry now located in a 5,800-square-foot facility.

Tree Works’ most recent offering, The SpringTree, is 19” coil of polished, T6-tempered aluminum-titanium alloy that produces an amazing range of tones and accents. The TreeSpring can be played with a triangle beater using direct strikes, long vertical sweeps, or muted strikes (as when muting a triangle with your hand).

The SpringTree can be clamped to any cymbal stand thanks to the included TRE53 mount. Also includes a stainless steel beater and sand cast bronze finger cymbal. Hand-built in Tennessee. $116.

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