I have a shoot next month near Concord,NH. If I have the time, I'll visit the Keller facility in Manchester, NH, and see if I can get that top secret list of who buys their shells.ok, so not to ":burst the bubble", but I have heard that most of the "specialized" companies just use Keller shells. Like, very few are actually making the shells from "scratch"
Is this true?
ok, so not to ":burst the bubble", but I have heard that most of the "specialized" companies just use Keller shells. Like, very few are actually making the shells from "scratch"
Is this true?
If they don’t go into detail about their on-site shell manufacturing in their marketing, yeah, usually Keller.
If there's a price point, I think in some cases it would be reversed from what you said.....
At what point does a boutique cross the line to major, i.e. DW?
Without a doubt. It's getting to no snare made that way by either of them is under a grand. Talk about boojie!I love Noble's snares for sure although the pricing on solid shelled snares .. across the board for most companies, has gotten ridiculous, especially for craviotto IMO.
I saw that kit on Instagram today. Absolute insanity. I love Craviotto and I own one of their snare drums. It's an excellent all-around instrument, but....there is no way in hell a 3 piece kit is worth $8K.I want to put Craviotto on my list but $7,999 CDN for a 3-piece 20/12/14 set?
I don't care how well they're made. I would feel ripped off paying that amount for a 3-piece kit, especially when a comparable Gretsch USA Custom can be had for about 50% of the cost of the Craviotto.
I'm not cheap, either, but I am not in the "money is no object" camp. Guess I'm not their target demographic.