6.5x14 Walnut stave shell .7.5" thick with a 30 degree rounded bearing edge. Inlays at the connecting points between hollow core and solid bearing edges. Modern tube lug with mounting points on the top and bottom inlays. Die cast hoop for focused tone and tuning stability. Inde strainer on an aluminum bridge mount with 16- strand snare wires. Hand-rubbed oil finish.
We’re continuously searching for ways to improve sound performance. Our latest endeavor is focused on creating enhanced sound with a radical change in shell structure.
Hypothesis: A hollow core shell will produce a more resonant and fat sounding snare drum
The design consists of solid batter and resonant bearing edge sections, with a hollow core made of thin internal and external walls that slip into joints on the bearing edge sections. We audio tested several variants of the design, including different bearing edges, shell thicknesses, lug layouts, and species. The outcome of those design and testing efforts is our new HOLLOCORE snare.