Shallow snares have a noticeable metallic sound, and deep snares lose out to the volume of other instruments. This is a specification that solves those problems well. The 40-ply thick wooden shell absorbs the unpleasant sound of metal and does not produce a grating treble sound. This snare can be used for any genre of music. However, it is very heavy.
Another great build from Brian..I have this Oak Stave Snare Drum in a 6.5 x 14 version and it sounds amazing ! . The shell is extremely durable and creates a drum that will stand the test of time. The thick shell and double 45-degree bearing edge creates a penetrating and loud back beat, brilliant cross-sticking sounds and carries limitless headroom that can cut through any amount of excessive stage volume. I have this drum tuned fairly high and it still offers a nice warm all around solid crack when played I have the brass tube lugs and hardware on it that accents the oaks natural wood grain beauty very nicely. SPAUN ALL THE WAY !!! THANKS Brian !
I really love how this snare sounds and looks. Very sensitive and loud. It's great if you like clear and loud ghost notes. Also, you can tune it very low to very high. Very unique design. Highly recommended.
Brian built this 40 ply maple snare drum for me again but adding a chrome wrap and candy blue hardware. This drum is just like my other 40 ply has a lot of crisp high end crack to it when tuned up tight. The 4 vents really allow you to hear the ghost notes when playing. I love this drum and is another great build by Brian. I also have the matching popcorn snare 8 x 10 to go with this drum. Brian also added a personal touch by including my signature on the drum badge kinda making it my own signature snare. SPAUN.....ALL THE WAY !!!
This is my drum Brian built for me. This acrylic snare has a bright loud sound that is different from traditional wooden drums. The transparent shell produces a punchier and louder crack with more projection than typical wood drums.This acrylic drum has a distinctive look that makes it stand out from the crowd.I love the candy blue hardware on it makes the drum really pop and stand out.
SPAUN....All the way ! I use a Remo coated emperor coated batter head and a Remo Diplomat bottom. Can't say enough amazing things about this build.
This is definitely not your typical snare drum. With 40 plies of solid maple, this is a very heavy snare and is a very serious drum, built for extreme tone and ultimate control. From very subtle dynamics to a very loud powerful crack, this 40 ply Maple Snare is all about the attitude massive, fat tone, with a powerful attack and a crisp, biting decay. This is one of my go to snares for when I need a really loud drum to go over the screaming guitars. The 4 vent holes offer the ability to hear ghost notes extremely well and has a great over all balance to it. I have it tuned very high and tight and it offers a superb sounding crack. You can't go wrong with this drum. I use a Remo coated sound control black dot batter and a clear diplomat bottom. I also use just a very small drum dampening circle to control the overtones a bit...The snare is the centerpiece of a drummer’s kit, and an expression of their personality..the looks of this drum is amazing too Thanks Brian for another great drum build !!! SPAUN....All the way !
I have this drum in a 7 x 12 version and it sounds amazing. A loud attack and quick decay due to the density of this exotic wood.It has it's own sound characteristic as with any wood drum.This drum has a nice round open controlled sound and has no problem cutting through the mix of all the other instruments.This is definitely a great drum if you are into the higher pitch sounds a snare can give. The beauty of the wood is amazing as well with a bit of satin lacquer spray to finish it off giving it just the right amount of shine without taking away from the natural beauty of the wood. Brian did n amazing job on this drum. SPAUN.....ALL THE WAY !!!!
I believe I'm the 1st to have this drum... I asked Brian to build me this to similar specs to the Van Halen Signature Ludwig Supraphonic drum. What turned out as a concept to me became an amazing sounding drum. The looks are absolutely amazing too. The Copper plating accents the aluminum shell and I couldn't be more happier. I put a Remo coated sound control black dot head and taped the underside of the batter head and sounds pretty close to that iconic Van Halen snare sound. Ive tuned this up tight and it sounds amazing the snare delivers a crisp attack, great resonance, and a distinctive crack. This drum also has amazing punch Brian really came through on this build for me...SPAUN all the way !!!
I got this snare some time ago and this snare drum may make all the other snare drums obsolete! This snare has become one of my favorites, and This drum is similar to a black beauty without all the unwanted overtones only a little sweeter in the punchy mid section. Out of the box,this drum sounds great - put a hazy on the bottom torqued tight as you can, and add a coated Emperor on the top tuned fairly tight and you wind up with one of the best sounding snares money can buy. Tune it down when needed, but enjoy the strong mid punch and solid crack at most any top tuning. I can't say enough about this drum...
I told Brian what I wanted as far as design and he produced it even better than I imagined. It sounds great, and it looks fantastic. A very unique snare for my collection. Thanks Brian!
Super sensitive response, sounds awesome through a wide tuning range, great tone, and it's durable, this is a great drum for any session.
My Microkit was delivered a week ago and I got it dialed in fast. This drum kit proves that size doesn't matter. The 20" bass drum sounds fantastic, as do the toms. I'd read good things about shallow tom depth and find it to be true. Plenty of volume, easy tuning, beautiful tone.
A few days after delivery, I played St. Patrick's Day at a dive bar on a small raised stage and this Microkit fit well. A small footprint even with hardware. I highly recommend this drum set for great sound, easy transport and high quality craftsmanship. Oh yea, another thing, Brian Spaun is a professional, fast response to my questions. Many thanks to Brain and Spaun Drums.
First time I’ve purchased a new set in 10 years and I couldn’t be happier with this kit! It’s a jaw dropper whenever I haul it to a show, it sounds amazing, and the communication when ordering the kit was great every step of the way!
Another great build from Brian! Loved the walnut he built for me had to get another one..copper this time. Couldn’t be more pleased.
My custom 40-ply snare exceeded all expectations and then some. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the sound is incredible - from the softest ghost notes to hardest delivered attack , the sound quality is consistent, clean, crisp and never washes out. I opted for the wooden super hoop in black which added even more sound optionality - and combined with a black Remo head, made it an absolute visual stunner visually. Way to go guys - you nailed it!