Apart from Spirit Drums, Brady Drums and Sleishman Drums, are there any Australian drum makers that make drums in Australia.
Fidock springs to mind.Apart from Spirit Drums, Brady Drums and Sleishman Drums, are there any Australian drum makers that make drums in Australia.
By the sound of things, they are always good, no crap mass-produced dums only custom. It is these small businesses that struggle to compete with the big corporations, who do they have to sell to? It is because big corporations have the financial leverage to make individual drumkits at less expensive prices.Seriously, why should I be paying $1400 for a drum made in my back yard?
(and seriously, the company in question is within 50 km of my house)
I was just readying about these snares in the most recent MD. They seem to be pretty incredible. Versitile, beautiful, and pricey as well. haha nice to know it provides such a diverse sound. I wanna look into getting one myselfI won't mention what I shelled out for my Brady stave snare, but I will say that is was worth every penny I paid. This drum can do anything! It can sound like a vintage Radio King, or thick as molasses. It's also a great jazz snare. I cannot say the same about any other snare I have owned, and I have had some pretty good ones over the years. It records like a dream & has unbelievable tone & sensitivity.
Hey there. The Yamahas are MCA's in Vintage Natural sized 18x14" 12x8" & 14x14". I also picked up a 10x7.5" tom just to have the 2-up one down set-up option. They're great drums, excellent for jazz combo work. They're the only set of ply drums that I own that sound really good and don't choke out tuned-up. They're quite versatile.Postscript: Also.... Drums and Beer, which 'Yammie' kit is that? The set that I use the most is the MCA. I also have a Gretsch 'stop sign' and a 62' Rogers Holiday w/ (COB Dynasonic).
You'll love their snares. This one is made out of Tasmanian Blackwood, which is softer that Jarrah or Sheoak but harder than Maple. It's a superb instrument and oddly enough has a bit of a vintage Radio King type tone, full and round and warm without sounding boxy. Great sensitivity and can be played whisper quiet.I was just readying about these snares in the most recent MD. They seem to be pretty incredible. Versitile, beautiful, and pricey as well. haha nice to know it provides such a diverse sound. I wanna look into getting one myself
I've got a zenzian in brazilian walnut, they got joints in there staves just like Brady, geat sounding snare, I put some wood hoops on it and it's about one of the punchiest fattest snares I've got. I also owned a Brady jarrah ply snare and have a jarrah kit, great sounding drums, jarrah just does noy choke no matter how hard you hit it , it seems like the louder you play it the more it opens up.there is a compnay in brisbane called Zenzian. they mainly make stave snares from exotic and australian timbers. i think they have just introduced a full stave kit as well. Btw, for all the drum builders out there i advise you to be wary of an australian website called drum parts online. i haven't received my order after 8 weeks and have been getting vauge updates on the order.
Thanks mate. I was just about to chime in, I run a small business specialising in ply snare drums. All horizontal grain and cross laminated. I will have some photos up soon at www.facebook.com/evettsdrums the website is on its way.Check out Evetts drums. Steve makes some gorgeous shells.