July 28, 2017

Drum Kits

 

 Blackwood Bebop Kit

With the luxury of hindsight, the Fidock “Bebop” is a uniquely contemporary approach in the tradition of the great drums of the past!

Using only native Australian Blackwood for its incredible tone and resonance, each stave drum is hand carved including sculpted reinforcement rings. Steam bent solid wooden hoops (also Blackwood) add to the depth and warmth of these impeccably turned and finished solid timber shells.

Versatility is the key! Play it soft, play it loud, the “Fidock Bebop” is a well balanced instrument with a clear rich tone and beautiful sustain. With all the top and bottom end you could dream of, these drums come together with a soulful coherent voice.

Source: Australia (Victoria, Tasmania).

 

BASS DRUM: 18”x 14” (10- 12mm stave shell; 8 lugs). REMO Emperor or Powerstroke (batter); Ambassador on front.

RACK TOM: 12” X 8” (6mm stave shell; 6 lugs). REMO Diplomat or Ambassador coated (batter) and Diplomat or Ambassador clear (resonant)

FLOOR TOM: 14” X 14” (8-10mm stave shell; 8 lugs). REMO Diplomat or Ambassador coated (batter) and Diplomat or Ambassador clear (resonant)

MOUNTING SYSTEM:  Sold separately.’Rims’ type suspension system, generic brand (pictured) or  Gauger Percussion Inc. Rack tom: RIMS® Alloy ‘Pro Series’ suspension system. Floor tom: DynaMount®.

SKINS: Bebop kits are now available with calf batter heads from Stern Tanning Co., Inc. (USA: http://www.sterntanning.com/percussion.htm).

 

 

Blackwood Session Kit

Listen to samples here

Built specifically for the studio, this 5 piece kit is entirely handcrafted from select tonal Blackwood.
Each drum, including the bass drum, has reinforcement rings sculpted into the shell.
This feature not only adds focus, warmth and depth across the entire drum set, but eliminates the need for external dampening.

This also allows us to lathe the shells to the optimum thickness for maximum volume and tone.
As a result, shell thickness is varied across the kit for a perfectly balanced ensemble.
We have kept our unique steam bent hoops sitting low on the skin across the entire drum set for smoother access to the playing surface and a more efficient playing motion (kits are also available with triple flange or diecast steel hoops).

The shells are free of mounting blocks.

From choice of timber to construction and parts, FHD session kits offer a superlative recording instrument suitable for all styles of music.

Source: Australia (Victoria,Tasmania).

BASS DRUM: 24”x18” (10mm stave shell).
Drum heads: Remo Powerstroke (batter) and Ambassador coated (front).

RACK TOMS: 12”x10” AND 14”x10” (6mm stave shell)
Drum heads: Ambassador coated (batter) and Ambassador clear (resonant).

FLOOR TOM: 16”x14” (10mm stave shell).
Drum heads: Ambassador coated (batter) and Ambassador clear (resonant).

MOUNTING SYSTEM:  Sold separately.’Rims’ type suspension system, generic brand (pictured) or  Gauger Percussion Inc. Rack tom: RIMS® Alloy ‘Pro Series’ suspension system. Floor tom: DynaMount®.

Custom Drum Kits

Drum Kits can be ordered with a minimum of three shells in the following sizes.

Rack Toms
12×8” (6-7mm) 6 lugs
12×10” (6-7mm) 6 lugs
13×9” (6-7mm) 6 lugs
14×10” (6-7mm) 8 lugs

Floor Toms
14×14” (6-7mm) 8 lugs
16×14” Shell (10mm) 8 lugs
18×14” & 18×16” (10mm) 8 lugs

Bass Drums
18×14” (10-12mm) 8 lugs
20×14” & 20×16” (10-12mm) 10 lugs
22×16” & 22×20” (12mm) 10 lugs
24×18” & 24×20” (12mm) 10 lugs

Snare drums: Blackwood only.

Snares and toms are available with solid timber steambent wood hoops or triple flange steel.

Skins: REMO and/or Calf heads from Stern Tanning Co., Inc.

MOUNTING SYSTEM:  Sold separately.’Rims’ type suspension system, generic brand (pictured) or  Gauger Percussion Inc. Rack tom: RIMS® Alloy ‘Pro Series’ suspension system. Floor tom: DynaMount®.