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drumkat 03-08-2012 02:30 PM

A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
I recently drove to this 2nd hand tyre place. While I was getting my tyres fitted, I took a stroll out the front of the factory for a cigarette....

I looked down the road and I noticed something that made my eyes widen.....

I saw the Brady Drum factory......

I quickly ran up to it and asked for a tour of the factory.....

They were were SO obliging....

It was a real wonderful experience....

Those guys are true legends of custom drum manufacturing....

I saw a shell at different stages of the building process...

From single plies right through to the heavy lacquered finish....

It was like Charlie & The Chocolate Factory...

Mad About Drums 03-08-2012 02:54 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
It must have been a compelling and very informative visit, I would love to visit a drum factory. :)

drumkat 03-08-2012 03:47 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad About Drums (Post 971839)
It must have been a compelling and very informative visit, I would love to visit a drum factory. :)

Its a real juxtaposition from the media to reality....

Drum making is a really messy business...there was (good) crap everywhere, the factory really, really stinks from the epoxy and the lacquer, there were shavings and dust....

But the end result is absolutely amazing....

They are very professional craftsmen

Arky 03-08-2012 04:11 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
drumkat,

1) I'm envious ;) That must have been very interesting...
(I can rely just a tiny bit, having been at 2 guitar makers several times - they made me 5 custom guitars. And I was allowed to participate in some steps.)

2) Hey, I expected some video links!! In HD quality of course!! Nothing whatsoever, haha.

iamjohn 03-08-2012 06:47 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
That's very cool. Were you surprised by anything you saw there?

drumkat 03-08-2012 07:28 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by iamjohn (Post 971964)
That's very cool. Were you surprised by anything you saw there?

Yes, there was one main suprise...it looked like a regular workshop, with regular guys working there!!!

It's actually quite small...

Brady Drums are played and respected world wide...yet the Brady workshop is covered with shavings, sawdust and the smell is really strong from the epoxies etc.

I kind of expected this "wonderland" vibe I guess

keep it simple 03-08-2012 09:17 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
What a great chance experience! It's great for drummers to appreciate what goes into their instrument. Cool snag :)

paistemage 03-08-2012 10:01 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
I once went through Bisondrums.com temporary factory before he moved. Seeing drums in different stages is very cool.

bradydrums 03-08-2012 11:27 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
One thing I am very excited to share with you......

CB is going on another "Walkabout" into the Aussie wilderness next Tuesday (part of the BRADY Walkabout Series: http://www.bradydrums.com.au/walkabout.html and we're all going along too! Exclusive Brady artist Shannon Forrest & I will be heading out with CB and his craftsmen as they seek out new timbers never before used in the drum industry. We'll be documenting the expedition on video and I'm really looking forward to showing you guys what it's really like in Australia, and what it's like at Brady as we strive to bring new sounds to drummers.

Flight back home leaves this Saturday. Can't wait!

Kelly Brady

patrickwitherow 07-16-2013 10:33 PM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradydrums (Post 972125)
One thing I am very excited to share with you......

CB is going on another "Walkabout" into the Aussie wilderness next Tuesday (part of the BRADY Walkabout Series: http://www.bradydrums.com.au/walkabout.html and we're all going along too! Exclusive Brady artist Shannon Forrest & I will be heading out with CB and his craftsmen as they seek out new timbers never before used in the drum industry. We'll be documenting the expedition on video and I'm really looking forward to showing you guys what it's really like in Australia, and what it's like at Brady as we strive to bring new sounds to drummers.

Flight back home leaves this Saturday. Can't wait!

Kelly Brady

Any clips of the video available anywhere?

bradydrums 07-28-2013 08:40 AM

Re: A tour through Brady Drum factory
 
Yes. Coming very soon :)


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