A nice shoutout from the good folks at Pantheon Percussion regarding the song, “Gan Bei”, that I recorded drums for. These guys built a 14″ by 5″ single ply maple custom snare that is inspired by the legendary Slingerland Radio Kings, and it is this snare that I used on “Gan Bei”
Have you heard our single-ply steam-bent snares? Here’s one that was used for a studio recording. This snare is a beautiful 14 x 5 Solid Maple snare with vintage chrome hardware, Blue Sparkle finish, and Canopus vintage dry wires. These wires were modeled very closely to vintage Slingerland wires in terms of construction and materials used, right down to the number of spirals in the wire. This beautiful and great sounding snare is one of our tributes to the legendary Slingerland Radio Kings snares, and we wanted to capture the spirit of the era. This track which brings back visions of old Shanghai, brought out the best in this snare; all thanks to the beautiful and very sensitive playing of Jason Benedict Cruz.
The bonus here is that the toms are from an all-maple nesting kit that we had built for the recording studio. Man do they sound sweet!
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