FIRST LOOK One O One Drums snare drums

We get our hands on the hottest new drum gear

Rhythm - - BEAT! -

From £567* www.oneoone­drums.com

We first fea­tured Swe­den’s One O One drums back in is­sue 275 of Rhythm. At the time we de­scribed their light­weight, mois­tur­ere­sis­tant com­pos­ite wood fi­bre Black Di­a­mond snare as an “im­pres­sive de­but”. Prov­ing they’re no one-hit won­der, here are three new ad­di­tions to the One O One canon.

The 14''x5 ½'' Nat­u­ral Di­a­mond snare fea­tures a 2.5mm shell (5mm at the in­te­grated re­in­force­ment rings) con­structed from One O One’s ‘top se­cret’ com­pressed wood fi­bre recipe. The un­treated shell al­lows the unique mark­ings of com­pos­ite ma­te­rial to shine through while the sound should be pure and res­o­nant. On the larger side, the 14''x8'' Black Di­a­mond fea­tures the same 2.5mm shell as the Nat­u­ral Di­a­mond but comes fin­ished in black lac­quer with bling-y gold hard­ware, in­clud­ing tube lugs.

The head­line story here, how­ever, is the new 14''x6'' SupraNolic Se­ries, fea­tur­ing what One O One de­scribe as “prob­a­bly the world’s thinnest wood fi­bre snare”. We’d be in­clined to be­lieve the hype – this wafer-thin drum comes in at only 1.5mm, with 5mm re­in­forc­ing rings. We can’t wait to play it.

All drums are decked with Evans heads and DW’s Mag strainer, plus 45-de­gree bear­ing edges, rounded on the bat­ter­side. Cus­tom hard­ware and fin­ish op­tions are also avail­able. We’ll be test­ing all three drums soon. Stay tuned for our ver­dict!

Prices 101 The 14''x5 ½'' Nat­u­ral Di­a­mond snare will set you back ap­prox­i­mately £567 while the Black Di­a­mond mod­els costs around £634, based on the cur­rent ex­change rate from Swedish Krona

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