|SD Magazine - Spaun Drum Co - Snare Giveaway... Hurry!|
|Monday, 10 August 2009 20:00|
Time is running out on the Spaun Drum Co. "Destroyer" Snare Drum Giveaway!
(This contest will run into September, but the final end date is at Spaun's disression)
Check out this drum that was designed in cooperation with Gus Rios. Here is what Gus had to say about the creation of the drum:
"A few months ago, the guys at Spaun Drum Co. asked me to help design a snare drum that they wanted to market to "extreme metal" drummers. My design was based more on function than form. If you are playing loud music with more notation than usual, like blastbeats, you need a drum that not only cuts, but delivers the note quickly and with punctuation. When you hit any drum, the initial strike sends vibration down the shell and then hits the bottom head. That's where the tone comes from, and that's why bottom heads are half of a drum's sound. The shallower the drum, the more immediate the response. This is why piccolos (snare drums 4" or less in depth) are so loud and cutting, but usually lack in fatness. That's because the deeper the drum, the more full bodied it becomes. The wrong drum for a particular musical situation usually gets lost in the mix.
My design was a 5"x14" drum, a pretty standard size, but it works well for metal. We decided on a half inch thick shell to raise the pitch a bit and add both sheer volume and attack, all characteristics of a thicker shelled drum. Finally, die cast hoops. These hoops have little to no give, compared to standard triple flanged hoops. They make the center of the drumhead feel less spongy, which is perfect for blastbeats. I'm not saying that this particular drum is the ONLY one for metal -- certainly there are a lot of choices on the market that would be great as well. Just try a few out and find the one the works best for your music".