Rullante artigianale “Memory of Matteo Biancucci” – Limited edition

14″× 6.5″

2.050,00

Slatted professonal snare drum | Drum Art
100% Handmade in Italy

A snare drum with a precious sound, the result of the synergy between Olive and Mutenye woods that take turns in making up the 20-slatted drum. The tonal and aesthetic qualities of the two wood species result in a unique snare drum characterized by a nuanced, well-equalized, warm and harmonious sound. Excellent sensitivity makes the shot always well defined.

The “Memory of Matteo Biancucci” Series is a limited edition of only 100 numbered pieces, created to remember a special person and help so many others: part of the proceeds are donated toAIDO Italian Association for Organ Tissue and Cell Donation, Fermo (FM) office. A way to give even more value to what we play. For each snare drum in the series we donate €100.00, for a total amount of €10,000.00.

Warranty: 4 years

We are so convinced of our products that we add two more years free of charge to the standard two-year warranty. For us, quality is a mission.

Specifications

Drum technology: hand carved from unitary wooden block Drum material: Padouk, solid wood Drum thickness: 27 mm Inner stem: unturned, faceted Seasoning: 4 years / 10 years Finish: wood-effect clear varnish Bearing edge: ad hoc inclinations to go along with the skin pattern as much as possible Tailpiece bed: designed for each snare drum diameter Hardware: chrome plated Blocks: no. 10 in full brushed anticorodal Tie rods: no. 10 stainless steel, with optimized pitch for effective tuning Rims: 3mm Power Hoop 14” Internal hardware: black anodized steel Cord tensioning kit: chrome-plated brass cord tensioning machine with microtune technology, orange cotton braided cord tensioning bands Skins (resonant/batting): Remo Ambassador Chord: Pearl Ultrasoud – 20 strands (42 strands on 7″ and 8″) Case: semi-rigid, with one compartment and shoulder strap

VOLUME

5/5

TIMBRO

3.5/5

VERSATILITY

4/5

SENSITIVITY

5/5
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Focus on the material: olive and Mutenye wood species

Olive wood is heavy and gnarled, golden, with a texture of darker streaks. Mutenye is a very hard and durable wood that is brown in color with grain tending to black. The mix of the two woods generates a full-bodied, warm and very balanced sound in which the mellow timbre of the olive blends with the darker harmonics of the Mutenye. The Olive wood species used in Drum Art handcrafted snare drums come from Italy, the Mutenye wood species from Africa, both of which have a certificate of origin, are selected from top-quality timber seasoned from 4 to 10 years.

Case

The convenient made-in-Italy semi-rigid case with padded compartment, orange interior and shoulder strap, also sold separately, is included with the purchase of the snare drum.

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Drum Art - Custodia rullante aperta
Drum Art - Custodia rullante aperta

Drum Art Technology

Drum Art handcrafted snare drums are professional instruments strictly handmade in Italy. We process selected lumber already seasoned from 4 to 10 years on the farm, create and assemble staves with utmost care, pairing the most compatible ones to make stems balanced in sound and aesthetics.

The staves are joined by a dowel of the same wood for maximum strength and perfectly welded by special glues for high violin making made specifically for each wood species.

The resulting 20-slat shaft is then meticulously turned on the outside, while on the inside the slight facets of the slats promote fruitful sound reflections. The bearing edge has specially designed inclinations to go along with the skin pattern as much as possible and avoid any tension. The wood is then polished and waterproofed, and we finally get a solid body with a thickness of as much as 24 mm.

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Drum Art Rullante Padouk dettaglio

The chrome-plated hardware, fixed with anodized screws, consists of solid anticorodal blocks, stainless steel tie rods with a special pitch optimized for quick and durable tuning, 2.3 mm triple-flange rims, and brass string tensioning machine with microtune technology that make it especially accurate and reliable. To finish, the 20-strand Pearl Puresound tailpiece and Remo Ambassador skins are fitted.

All elements skillfully chosen and calibrated to achieve a optimal sensitivity, wide dynamic range, volume, powerful attack and harmonic control.
Every choice, even the most mundane is made in synergy with the technology encapsulated in the prodigious and vibrant 24 mm slatted shaft with the sole aim of building the specific and amazing sound that sets Drum Art products apart from the rest of the world-a richness of tone that can thrill any professional musician.

Drum Art handcrafted snare drums are professional instruments strictly handmade in Italy. We process selected lumber on the farm that has already been seasoned under natural conditions from 4 to 10 years, a feature that ensures its stability and maximizes its tonal qualities. We carefully create and assemble staves, pairing the most compatible ones to make drums that are balanced in sound and aesthetics.

For maximum solidity, the staves are joined by a dowel (male) of the same wood and perfectly welded by special glues for high violin making made specifically for each wood species. The resulting 20-slatted stem (16 in the Fat-Boy model) is then meticulously turned (mechanically flaked) on the outside, while on the inside we let the slight facets of the slats promote the proper sound reflections.
The bearing edge has specially designed inclinations to go along with the skin pattern as much as possible, achieving exceptional sensitivity and allowing us, having full control over the harmonics, to sculpt as sound designers the timbre of each model. The wood is then reinforced with an insulating treatment that stabilizes it and makes it inert against weathering. A light sanding precedes the wood-effect clear coat, and we finally get a splendid and solid body with a thickness of no less than 27 mm (24 mm in the Fat-Boy model).

The tailpiece bed is another important aspect of the drum that decisively influences the sound of the snare drum, so we put all our experience and craftsmanship into achieving maximum adherence of the tailpiece to the skin while leaving the skin with excellent resonant ability.

The hardware, fixed with anodized screws, consists of solid and brushed anticorodal blocks, stainless steel tie rods with special optimized pitch for fast and durable tuning, 2.3 mm triple-flange Power Hoop hoops, and brass string tensioning machine with microtune technology that make it especially accurate and reliable. To finish, the 20/42-strand Pearl tailpiece held by two efficient orange braided cotton bands and Remo Ambassador skins are fitted.

All of which are expertly chosen and calibrated to achieve optimal sensitivity, wide dynamic range, volume, powerful attack and harmonic control.
Even the smallest choice is made in synergy with the technology encapsulated in our prodigious and vibrant slatted drum, with the sole aim of building the specific and amazing sound that distinguishes Drum Art products in the world: a richness of timbre capable of thrilling every professional musician.

The snare drum is the central element of the acoustic drum kit, but it is also a musical instrument in orchestral or band settings. The construction quality of the stem, tuning machines and materials used determine the level of professionalism of the instrument, which is seen in sensitivity and consequent dynamic range, tone quality, tuning efficiency, strength and durability. Versatility is an appreciable plus.

The best snare drum is one that allows you to best express, even beyond your expectations, your musical intent and that does not hinder your creative and performance flow.
So the choice is very subjective; it is related to the way of playing and the genres approached. Often one has two or more favorite snare drums, used according to the situation or there are those who prefer to focus on the versatility of the instrument. While this is a subjective choice, there are snare drums that are objectively better than others in terms of dynamic qualities, timbre, and materials.

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