The drum’s steel shell has 45’ bearing edges and comes with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, 10 double ended lugs, 20-strand snare wires and Remo heads, the batter head being a CS reverse dot.
The drum has a wide tuning range and to me, sounded particularly good at a medium and lower tensioning, although possibly a little choked when cranked up.
In fact, whilst editing the video, I was completely surprised at the low end and power coming through the speakers at me at the lowest tensioning I’d tried. I don’t normally go that low with a snare drum but in this instance, I was very glad I did. It reminded me of the Def Leppard Pyromania snare sound, except without it being a sample.
I knew when I took the drum out of its box that it was a budget model. It has some features which you will find on higher value drums, but for the price, which I only now looked up when writing this, I’m genuinely impressed with the drum.
It is a good size, the tuning range is wide, so you can take it up or down, and it would probably make a nice general purpose or gigging drum. Plus, the black nickel finish makes it look pretty cool too.