Used 14×7 inch Spirit Drum Iron Wood Snare drum in Very good condition. Includes case.
“Spirit Drums of Australia has taken the concept of a solid wood shell to it’s simplest form. Their shells begin as solid segments cut from tree trunks . Each segment is already in roughly cylindrical form, and the drum shell is formed by lathing away the inside and outside of the that cylinder until the desired dimensions of diameter and thickness are achieved. The resulting shell is a single , seamless piece of wood, absolutely unchanged from the way it existed within the living tree.”
-Rick Van Horn in Modern Drummer August 1999
Turned from Ironwood to a wall thickness of 12mm (14/32″) ; the shell has a bearing edge of 40 degrees. The inner surface of the shell is carved to enhance acoustic performance. It is left to season after turning and then is coated with eight different layers of coatings to assist its structural stability. All layers are hand sanded between coats and Spirit Drums finish the shells with a clear satin finish to show off the natural beauty of this unique timber.
Spirit Drums have designed and make thier own custom lugs, which due to their design always remain perfectly aligned as well as requiring only one hole per lug. On the 6 1/2″ models they are mounted low on the shell to give four inches of pure shell. They are turned from solid brass on a CNC metal lathe to very small tolerances and after polishing they are chromed.
Hoops and Snare switches:
The hoops for the 14″ and 13″ models are die cast with 10 lug, 8 lug and 6 lug hoops for 14 ,13 and 12 inch models respectively. Due to availability and supply problems 12″ hoops are pressed steel.
The Nickel Drumworks Piston style strainer on all models. This strainer was designed by Greg Nickel and is used by many top companies including DW, Spaun, Ludwig and Ocheltree snares.