Here we have one of the best looking, best sounding, best value drum kits around. Since launching last year the Natal Café Racer has enjoyed great success! We can't emphasise enough how impressed we are with the build quality, finishing and sound of these drums. These drums come from the factory in immaculate packing, everything is very well labelled, lubricated and it is obvious from the get go that the guys behind Natal (Marshall Amplification here in the UK) care deeply about their relatively new drum brand.
Taking many design cues from the flagship Originals series drums such as the spurs, aluminium tom holders and sun lugs the Café Racer has a completely different shell design and sound. The Tulipwood shells have slightly rounded, hand-finished, 45 degree bearing edge shells. This popular shell from yesteryear often used with high end drum ranges delivers warmth and projection and a great variety of tones that will suit all drumming genres.
The Café Racer comes out of the box with a full set of Evans Drum Heads adding further value. All the shell mounted hardware is very well built, we particuarly love the mounting systems and the bass drum spurs! The tom clamps which are included (a rare thing nowadays) are probably the best approach we've seen to the ball socket type L-arm clamp type design,The roller balls are metal construction, making them quick and easy to position and fantastic to lock.
Each tom has two die cast Natal badges featuring the 'Sun' logo. The bass drum also features a wood I.D. badge, the attractive chrome-plated zinc 'sun' lugs are another beautiful detail. Natal also offer their own integrated suspension system (same as on the Originals series) which is attached very discreetly to two of the lugs, the mount is then isolated by two rubber grommets allowing the drums to resonate freely whilst maintaining a more rigid and predictable tom mount that is far easier to use than many of the other isolation systems on the market that often have a great deal of lift that can make tom placement more of a guessing game.
10 x 8 & 12 x 9 Toms
16 x 16 Floor Tom
22 x 18 bass drum
L-Arm ball clamps included for 2 toms
8 Memory locks included for both toms and both floor toms
Evans G2 Coated Tom Batter Heads, Uno Resonant Heads, E-Mad Bass Drum Batter Head
Surf Green Lacquer Finish
2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops
Die Cast Bass Drum Claws
Bass Drum hoops finished in White to accent the finish
7 Ply Tulipwood shells
True-Tune tension rods
Designed in the UK, Made in Taiwan
We have pictured the kit with DW Hardware and a Paiste Cymbal pack. These items are not included in the price. Please contact us if you would like to configure a package to include stands and/or cymbals.
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