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Rocket Shells Carbon Fiber Snare Drum
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Credited by many as the most versatile snare on the market today and the loudest. The stiffness of the carbon fiber shell allows for an unmatched lev...Click To Read More About This Product
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A superb balance of sensitivity, warmth, and decay control.
Credited by many as the most versatile snare on the market today and the loudest. The stiffness of the carbon fiber shell allows for an unmatched level of sensitivity while maintaining warmth and controlled decay.
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Great looks, great sound, great snare, (The kits are by far the best on the market.)
I have a 5.5" x 13" snare plus a full kit to go along with it. It is amazing. The sound of the snare gets the kind of sound a miked snare would get. It's just amazing. So much crack and so much cut, but at the same time musical. I've used my set and snare everywhere from big rock to big bands to small jazz combos, and it has excelled. I switched from dw because i think they just sound better. Try rocket shells, I promise you won't be disappointed.
You want to know more about Rocket Shells? Rocket Shells drums have some similarities to acrylic in that they are more consistent than wood and are waterproof and ding resistant. but carbon fiber takes drum shells to a whole new level of strength, sound, quality, and customization. Rocket Shells has taken the stiffness and strength of carbon fiber (produces sharp, penetrating sounds) and coupled it with an internal sound core (produces low end and warmth) to produce an extremely light shell that produces a very full sound with great attack and resonance.Rocket Shells has developed a system which produces a very consistently round shell that has the exact same pitch every time. No need for pitch matching or trying out several shells to see which one sounds the best. Rocket Shells are also seamless, unlike acrylic, which helps them stay round. In fact, all shells and lugs are guaranteed not to warp, crack, delaminate or otherwise fail to perform under normal playing conditions FOR LIFE!
I can honestly say these are some of the nicest sounding drums i have heard on the market. Having played everything from DW to Peace - the versatility of this drum is un-matched. It has a very very wide tuning range which is great for all kinds of music. I have used it for Bop, Jazz, Rock, metal and everything in between. I play a 5.5 X 13" snare and short tom set-up for the rest of the kit. Mic'd up this drum won't treat you wrong. Walk into a session with it and make the producer try it - he will love it. This is a great drum for live gig's too - with the wide tunability - and one heck of a crack when wanted - this is one of the loudest drums you will hear. I don't know about you - but i would rather be trying to quiet a drum down than trying to make it louder. It sounds fat and wet or as dry as you want it. All this said my favortie feature is the composite materials do not change form with different temps. You can store it anywhere and the tuning will not change. What does it sound like? It reminds most of a louder version of a birch drum with the warmth of Maple. I would agree. Head choice is very crucial on this drum as it seems more sensitive than most to them (sound wise). I find it to be plenty sensitive and response is great with the correct head tension of course.Try it out for yourself - you'll dig it!