UTUR IX

What is UTUR? Read about it here.

Size: 14 x 7,5 inches.

The shell of this single tension drum is made from ply-wood and a sheet of so called "airplane-triplex" of only 1,5 mm. thick (birch). It is undrilled. The hardware is handmade from aluminum and brass and is slightly patinated with ferro-chloride. The finish is the first result from my watercolor experiments: I made a large watercolor on porous acid-free paper. I completely soaked that paper in a very hard lacquer. Then I cut it up in pieces and made a pattern with it, that I glued onto the airplane-triplex. This was then covered in a few coats of lacquer. The batter-side bearing edge has a 6,5 mm. round-over (which is pretty large) while the reso-side edge is very scharp and has it highest point near the outside of the drum. Because of this difference the reso head is quite a bit tighter than the batter head, a difference that is preferred by almost all drummers above equal tension of reso- and batterhead or the batterhead tighter than the resohead.

This drum is extremely lightweight and sounds super super fat when hit hard but is also light and sensitive wen played lighter or more subtle.

Prize: sold.