In case I haven't said already, those are some BEAUTIFUL drums Andy!..you and the others at Guru should be proud!..I'm sure they sound great as well...
Thank you guys. Here's a short clip of David (forum member, Kalma) playing the little lightweight steam bent ash classic kit in our demo room at the London Drum Show. Recorded on a Zoom Q3 handycam recorder. Put on good cans, & note the power in that little 12" deep bass drum! better recordings out in a couple of weeksYou are very welcome.........I'm sure the placement and environment could make or break sales over here............especially "high-end" items like you have.
.............I'd just like to actually sit down and play one........I'd bet they sound even better than they look
You are very welcome.........I'm sure the placement and environment could make or break sales over here............especially "high-end" items like you have.Thank you for your kind words. The short answer is yes, we are seeking distribution, but I'm not sure how or when that will happen. We're concerned about margins inflating an already high sales price, & especially the environment our drums are displayed/demonstrated in.
Thanks Mikey Lugs, bass drum & floor tom brackets + spurs/legs are all aluminium Guru bespoke & made in the UK. So, everything that's physically attached to the drums. Might go our own way on the suspension bracket too, not sure yet. We'd love to do pedals & stands too, but the setup costs for the Origin hardware was cripplingly expensive as it is, to go the whole way with stands, etc, would cost a fortune. We'd need real volume to make that happen, & we just can't see it. I'd love to produce a range of aluminium stands, but I doubt many would pay the price.That cappuccino kit is absolutely gorgeous! I can't help thinking how much sweeter it would look if it was ALL Guru hardware....stands and everything. The design of the lugs alone makes me wanna see hardware with that style.
Those are beautiful drums. Makes me wish I had gone to London.
Thanks Glen, but please bear in mind, our theories are tested, then expansively A-B'd. If the theories don't cut it, they're dropped. Effectively, we don't have theories relating to work we've already done, just results. I do completely agree though, that differing opinions are both good & to be embraced.I love your drums. I love your pics. I agree with some of your theories, and not others. It's all good. As far as pictures, last time I checked a big part of drum sites is pictures. Some folks on here love to look and comment on pics of kits, and others for some reason ignore, or say nothing.
Thank you Henri. I know you had fun playing the drums, just a pity it was in an exhibition context rather than somewhere more conducive to relaxing with the instruments.Please stop uploading those "cappucino" pics Andy, I can't take the pain anymore... the biggest problem is that this tiny kit is not only awesome looking, it sounds enormously big too, it's small, it's super light, but it's the best ever kit I played, it's defying logic, that 20"x 12" bass drum can make a 22"x 16" sound very thin and lacking in tone and depth, truly an amazing kit
Not advertising Glen, involvement. Ok, if my activities on the forum help spread the word about what we're doing, then great, but it's not the focus of my participation here. I was here way before I even thought of getting so deeply involved in drum manufacture, & when I did make that step, I included forum members in every step of my journey. Many have said, both on the forum & by PM, that they find the whole process interesting, & really value insights into the process that I've brought here. Members opinions have also shaped some aspects of the drum's specification, & I think that's cool. I seek members views, & both respect + value their opinions. This forum, after all, exists for the purpose of exchanging views.There has been a lot of free GURU advertising on here over the last couple of months.
Thanks Duncan The vast majority of my Guru related posts are answering questions from those interested in why we've designed something a certain way. there's interest in the process of evaluation, & much of what we work on, & indeed, the results we get, have direct benefit to others & their own drums.And I'm very happy that the free advertising continues. These drums are like nothing else I've ever seen or played.
One day Andy. One day!
Please stop uploading those "cappucino" pics Andy, I can't take the pain anymore... the biggest problem is that this tiny kit is not only awesome looking, it sounds enormously big too, it's small, it's super light, but it's the best ever kit I played, it's defying logic, that 20"x 12" bass drum can make a 22"x 16" sound very thin and lacking in tone and depth, truly an amazing kit...I thought I'd do a "Sticks" & shamelessly post some recent pictures that don't feature in this thread.
Yup, you got me there. Hands down the more natural kit, & no need to tune them either Now that's innovation!OK, after a ton of research, mostly because these weigh a ton, I have finally found a way to take down once and for all Guru Drums!!! I think mine have a more " natural " feel than Guru.
Thanks Karl, high praise indeed coming from you It's a tough ride, & will continue to be I suspect. We're busy doing lots of stuff, not least of which is our honest capture Origin drum demo video series next week. It's all costing a fortune, & a massive amount of effort. Just hope we don't crash & burn before we have a chance to get some momentum. Two more developments to go, both of which we're working on right now. Origin series snare drums due out in the spring, & another new drum series due out early summer, with luck.Holy sweet Heaven...every time I look at these drums I am blown away.
The shells look amazing of course, but the lug design, and the FT leg bracket design are just great.
They sound pretty good too.... ;-)
There are some drums that just "speak" to you, and you know you'd feel at home sitting behind a set, and these drums do that.
Great job in creating these, and best of luck as it continues!!
Thank you for your kind words. The short answer is yes, we are seeking distribution, but I'm not sure how or when that will happen. We're concerned about margins inflating an already high sales price, & especially the environment our drums are displayed/demonstrated in.KIS,
I know I've asked you before, but for the life of me, can't remember your answer.............do you, or are you planning to, have a distributor here in the states?
Not to sound like a broken record, but I just have to say that your drums are just flat-out beautiful.
KIS,Just thought I'd drop a few pictures here of the chrome finished hardware on the Origin Performance range kit. I had to throw these together for an advertisement due to press on Monday. Still not finished with our bespoke stainless steel tension screws, but getting close to complete. I think the chrome really pops against the padauk
What do you think, good pictures for inclusion in an ad?