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4×14″ Solid Walnut Symphonic Snare

Here is a cool snare we built for another percussionist for the San Francisco Symphony. It is a solid single ply steambent all walnut shell with matching walnut reinforcement rings for a darker, warmer tone. The 4×14″ size leaves a drier, articulated tone and extreme sensitivity paired with our perfect sharp bearing edges and custom cut snare beds to fit the triple snare wires & cords. All custom hardware including double ended chrome over solid brass tube lugs, single flanged hoops with clips, and a Triad strainer and butt system. A high gloss natural finish really classes up this unique walnut drum.

4x14" Walnut Symphonic

A Custom Painted Quilted Maple Shell

We did this paint job for another builder. We have the expertise to outsource to for our extreme paint jobs and much more. Any paint, wrap, edge, drill, etc. Let us know how we can help even if it’s a small job to a complete build. This was a very rare heavy quilted maple solid single ply steambent shell that had amazing figuring and grain pattern. Perfect for one of our paint finishes. The color is an ocean blue candy (transparent) high gloss that dances with the amazing grain figure of the color maple.

Ocean Blue Kandy Quilted Maple Solid Shell

6×13″ Solid Steambent Curly Maple Dark Walnut Stain

This is a curly maple solid single ply steambent shell with maple single ply reinforcement rings that is stained Dark Walnut and high glossed to perfection. We use a vintage style rounded bearing edge on our steam bent shells to offer more head to shell contact and fatter tone. The 6×13″ size really pops yet has a great versatility to it. All chrome hardware, including tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops and a Trick multi step throwoff.


5×14″ Solid Steambent Curly Maple

A highly figured curly maple solid steambent single ply shell with matching curly maple reinforcement rings. This 5×14″ snare is finished in our natural high gloss with all black nickel hardware, including full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops for a full and open tone, and a Trick multi step throwoff. Solid steambent shells have a ton of body and natural wood tone as they utilize less glue and all solid wood compared to standard ply shells. We install a rounded 45 degree bearing edge that produces a rounder, fuller tone and a subtle muffling as solid shells typically have more high end ring and bearing edge eliminates excess ring. A sweet drum that sounds great live or recorded.