It’s been a while!Â We can plan all we want but sometimes things have their own way of working, just look at Japan. God bless all those who are affected.
Over here I am just grateful I moved in to a new place with minimal fuss, proposedÂ to my now-fiancÃ© , starting new job on April 4th, all the while trying to manage a boatload of side projects (Yes Real T the translations are coming!)…and of couse, there is theÂ Carbon Fiber snare that I finished. It sounds fantastic, like maple on overdrive.
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Here are the specs:
14×6.5 carbon shell from Mckenzie Drums
8 All Star Arch Lugs
Dunnett R4 quick release Strainer
Coated Ambassador on Ambassador Snareside
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Overall a straight forward build, the shell is easy to drill, I added nylon washers under the lug screws to balance out the long lug screws, also washers underneath the lugs to remove lug splay. If I say I chose the Dunnett R4 strainer for the build quality and functionality, I would be lying. It’s all because of the curved handle. Look how nicely it matches the lugs!
I brought it to practice last night and it sounded great. Much more sensitive than the 14×5 Acrolite I was playing. It’s got a warmer, smoother tone, and amazing rim shots from the S-hoops. The drum also had a breathing quality to its sound, hard to describe but it just sound so natural and lively. No weird and sharp overtone, just all goodness in a very organic sort of way.
What projects should I tackle next? Aside from getting furnitures (I have no couch and am sleeping on the floor), wedding planning, planning for the new job, translations for Real T…. oooh boy.