We are very proud to exclusively offer HHG Drums here in the U.K. Hand Crafted in America, Haggerty Hollow Guild use traditional woodworking techniques coupled with cutting edge equipment to provide instruments that sonically and visually deliver at the highest level. HHG beat out some tough competition to win the vote for Best Snare Drum in the Rhythm Magazine 2018 readers poll.
At HHG drums, every build starts with the highest quality materials. For their stave and segment builds, HHG hand select and purchase only the finest domestic hardwood lumber, the exotic lumber is supplied to them by a specialty lumber dealer who is capable of getting any exotic or specialty species from around the globe.
This lumber is then milled in house from its rough cut form, to perfectly square, flat and true stock, ready to begin the process of becoming a drum. from here the lumber is machined with the highest level of precision into many segments that will join together flawlessly to create a drum shell.
The rough drum shell, or "blank" is then attached to a specialty wood lathe capable of spinning the drum at around 14000 rpm. While spinning, the shell is carved with specialty chisels, by hand, into a perfect cylindrical drum shell. This method is more time consuming, and requires more skill, but it allows HHG to build amazing segmented and stave shell drums that other companies are incapable of creating.
About this Snare
This snare was in the works for a while. It's made from aromatic cedar, the same variety used in most quality cedar chests. The particular board used to make this drum was in a friend of Sam's woodshop, slated to become a chest. he was visiting one day, and saw the board, it had this amazing flame like grain, so he managed to talk him into selling it. Then Sam used that single board to make this drum, trying his best to preserve the grain orientation that was in the original board.
It's a 14x8 stave shell, 1/2" thick. Die cast hoops, brass tube lugs, vintage p-85 style strainer, all flat black powder coated hardware, 30 strand wires, hand cut leather washers at all hardware attachment points and a special antique brass badge that is reserved for specialty/prototype snares. If you can believe this drum sounds better than it looks, super crisp, focused, tons of volume, all while retaining excellent sensitivity and response through all tuning ranges. This could be a real work-horse snare, excellent for studio or live work.
14 x 8 1/2" Thick Stave Shell
- Aromatic Cedar Wood
- High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
- Bearing edge: 45_ Inner Cut, 1/4" Round Over Outer, Round Apex
- Hardware: DieCast hoops,
- P85 Style Strainer
- Flat Powder Black over Brass Tube Lugs,
- Die Cast Air Vent
- Snare bed: Cut Deep and Wide
- Special Gold HHG Badge reserved for Speciality and Prototype Models
- Hand Made in the USA - One of A Kind