Turned from Ironwood to a wall thickness of 12mm (14/32")
; the shell has a bearing edge of 40 degrees. The inner
surface of the shell is carved to enhance acoustic performance.
It is left to season after turning and then is coated with
eight different layers of coatings to assist its structural
stability. All layers are hand sanded between coats and
Spirit Drums finish the shells with a clear satin finish
to show off the natural beauty of this unique timber. We
guarantee our shell's under the whole range of playing conditions.
Spirit Drums have designed and make our own custom lugs,
which due to their design always remain perfectly aligned
as well as requiring only one hole per lug. On the 6 1/2"
models they are mounted low on the shell to give four inches
of pure shell. They are turned from solid brass on a CNC
metal lathe to very small tolerances and after polishing
they are chromed or for special orders polished and clear
powder coated to retain lustre.
and Snare switches
The hoops for the 14" and
13" models are die cast with 10 lug, 8 lug and 6 lug
hoops for our 14 ,13 and 12 inch models respectively. Due
to availability and supply problems our 12" hoops are
pressed steel. All are chromed but we can arrange for gold
plating to order.
We offer the
Nickel Drumworks Piston style strainer on all models.
This strainer was designed by Greg Nickel and is used by
many top companies including DW, Spaun, Ludwig and Ocheltree
snares. Many believe it to be the best available and has
an action so smooth it has to be seen to be believed