We’ve all heard of rock snare drums, but this is ridiculous!
In it’s decades-long quest for new drum sounds, Drum Workshop has experimented with a staggering array of drum shell materials, from exotic wood types and ply configurations to metals of all sorts to hybrids that marry all of the above.
And now, new for 2013, comes what is perhaps DW’s wildest shell material yet – concrete. That’s right, concrete (although, to be precise, we’re told by an unnamed inside source that the material is closer to soapstone).
The company promises that the new 14" x 5.5" and 14" x 6.5" Collector’s Series Concrete snare drums deliver a sound that is completely different than either wood or metal – dry, focused, with lots of extra volume. The 5.5mm raw stone shell is cut with 45-degree bearing edges, and contrasts nicely with DW’s matte satin chrome hardware.
The Custom Shop drum also includes standard features such as: MAGTM throw-off system with 3PTM (3-position) butt-plate, True ToneTM snare wires, True PitchTM stainless steel tension rods, 3.0mm steel True HoopsTM, and DW Heads by Remo.
Retail prices for both sizes are $1,230.99.