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We get our hands on the hottest new drum gear Evetts snare drums From £839 www.evetts­drums.com.au

Rhythm - - BEAT! -

Aus­tralian bou­tique drum maker Evetts started hand-build­ing ex­quis­ite snare drums in 2008, in a work­shop south west of Syd­ney. Its since ex­panded to build­ing com­plete kits in a range of premium Aus­tralian hard­woods, pri­mar­ily Spot­ted Gum, Jar­rah and Tas­ma­nian Black­wood.

All Evetts shells are pressed in-house with spe­cially de­signed dry-form­ing, cold-pressed moulds. This mould­ing tech­nol­ogy en­ables the resins to cure nat­u­rally at room tem­per­a­ture un­der con­sis­tent and even pres­sure, re­sult­ing in amaz­ing, pure tones.

These five stun­ners have been sent to us di­rect from Cardiff drum em­po­rium Dru­ma­zon (www. dru­ma­zon.com) and the line-up in­cludes an 8-ply, 12"x7" Spot­ted Gum shell with Black­heart Sas­safras ve­neer with in­lay, a 12-ply, 13"x5½" Queens­land Wal­nut shell with Tiger Myr­tle ve­neer, and a 10-ply, 13"x7" Jar­rah shell with Black­heart Sas­safras outer ve­neer. There’s also a 13-ply, 14"x5¾" spot­ted gum shell with Ebony Ma­cas­sar ve­neer and 10-ply, 14"x7" Jar­rah shell with Silky Oak ve­neer. These drums are so strik­ing in the flesh that it would be hard to pick a favourite.

No ex­pense has been spared on hard­ware ei­ther; each drum fea­tures vin­tage tube lugs, 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, a Trick throw-off and Pure­sound wires. Look out for an Evetts re­view in

Rhythm soon.

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