Yup. That YouTube video sold me once I listened to it with good headphones on. And the best part is…I was able to get mine to sound even better!!! Amazing pop, rimshots and backbeats sound so raw and big and full it’s hard to believe it’s coming from a 13, let alone a 5.5” depth shell. I don’t like having the same drums as other people so I swapped for diecast chrome hoops and single ball chrome lugs and holy smokes…..it’s killer!!! I have an ambassador res head, and an emperor single ply batter, Puresound equalizer snare wires.
This is my second Spaun snare and both are superb in every way. The quality and craftsmanship are topnotch and obvious to both the eye and ear. This particular snare has a crisp, tight sound. And let's not discount the fact it looks just darn cool. For the money you'd be hard-pressed to find anything better.
I’ve been a professional drummer for nearly 4 decades and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve built, rebuilt, tuned and refined a custom Spaun kit in my head. I’ve had it scoped out, in my cart and a hand hovering over the “BUY NOW” button more times than I can count. Well, this year the planets aligned, and I pulled the trigger. All I can say is WOW. First, Brian Spaun could not have been nicer, more attentive, or responsive during the process. Yes, everything takes longer these days, but quality – REAL quality - should. Brian made sure I was informed throughout, and I think he was as excited to send me my kit as I was to get it.
OK, I have to say, before even pulling a stick out of the bag, these drums are gorgeous. The satin finish is darkly beautiful and lets the natural wood grain show through for a rich but subtle look. The black hardware lays perfectly into the shells and let’s the stunning wood do the work visually.
My 8x12 rack tom and 16x16 floor tom have a thick, warm sound that resonates a balanced and controlled tone even with the heads just slightly tightened. I prefer a boomy, low end sound from my toms, and these drums allow so much control that I can dial it in easily.
Ah, but the star of this show is the kick drum. It’s an absolute cannon and as responsive as an Aston Martin. With just slight tension on the resonant head, an EQ Pad muffler, and medium tension on the batter head I was able to make this monster absolutely growl. It’s a punchy, BIG sound but without any troublesome overring. The lug system is built for precision, and I’m sure you could dial this thing in like a Swiss watch, but this thing is crafted like a fine wine … you make it in the vineyard and try not to f$%k it up in the winery.
In summary, I love these drums. And, if I ever get a chance to meet my 20 year old self, I’m giving him Hell for not buying them back then!
This kit has been my work horse for a number of years. I’ve used it on countless tours and shows and it never ceases to impress me! It’s a huge talking piece with it’s nearly Holographic finish.
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I never leave home without this drum. Crisp dry pop, and a pre EQ'd sound that microphones love.
Brian Spaun makes some of the highest quality drums available on the market.
This is a heck of a drum. Huge fat crack, large tuning range with amazing sensitivity and feel. The finish is stunning. Couple that with hardware finish and you have a true masterpiece worthy of display, if you’re a collector, or have another sound pallet in your arsenal.
No matter if you’re choosing this drum, or getting any other Spaun drum I will tell you this, whatever you choose you will get an amazing drum. Brian Spaun’s attention to detail, craftsmanship, creativity and customer service is excellent. Would order from him again in an instant.
I love this snare! It's super versatile, sounds great tuned up high or low.
This is one of my favorite cymbals. The crash is perfect for any style of music, and it makes a wonderful jazz ride as well. Bravo Mr. Spaun.
It took me a few tunes to get this drum where I like it, and when I did, I fell in love. It has a really nice pop, and it cuts through the mix like I believe a snare drum should. It has become an instant favorite.
I’ve had this drum for 14+ years! It’s by far my favorite snare!
Love this Snare lot of Pop Sick Sounding for Metal Drumming.
This snare is an absolute BEAST! It has an awesome tuning range without the overtones you can often times get from a brass drum (maybe the 1/8" of brass and great craftmanship have something to do with this- I don't know). The diecast hoops really focus the tone. The sound is absolutely AMAZING! Currently tuned in a mid range, this snare kicks you in the chest! Cuts through all the noise.
Weighing in at about 20lbs this thing is heavy so make sure you lift with your legs when putting it on your STURDY basket!
Brian knocked it out of the park with the rough patina finish- it looks GREAT behind my Spaun Drums Silver Glass Custom Maple Kit! This snare will definitely see all my gigs!
Thanks Brian Spaun and all of you at Spaun Drum Drum Co!