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Here at Drumazon we are are big fans of Alan's work. The look and sound of all his drums combined with his own 'made-in-house' snare mechanisms, lugs and even hoops make him a one of the truly great custom drum makers. Proudly all made 'in-house'in the UK, VK drums have found their way in to the collection of many professional drummers across the world because of their distinctive 'must have' sound.
The copper snare has the feel of a 1920's orchestral snare drum. This drum is made from grade 101 copper with 99.99% purity, which is the purest form available, and the best choice for that copper VK snare sound.
The Van Kleef Copper has a unique sound that, combined with the resonant qualities of the pure copper shell range from full, rich tones at low tuning, to bright, articulate tones at slightly higher tuning. The construction of these drums is another reason the drums sound so good.
This Van Kleef drum has found it's way into the hands of many drummers including Steve White, Thomas Lang, Matt Cameron, Dre Boyd, Craig Blundell, Sean Moore, Matt Chamberlain, to name only a few.
14 x 7 Copper Shell
Grade 101 copper is the purest form for that unique VK copper sound.
Straight steel hoops all made in-house at VK
Solid Sheffield stainless steel single point lugs, turned on a lathe, then drilled, tapped and polished by hand.
Stainless steel lugs are brush finished on the sides and mirror polished on the front faces.
VK-007 Sheffield stainless steel strainer and butt
Sheffield stainless steel "VKey", silent ratchet drum key is designed to live inside the VK-007 strainer.
New air hole logo, laser cut into the shell
Setup with Remo Ambassador heads
Made by hand in Sheffield, England
Please note: In the photos you will see some safety tape around the snare mechanism, this is how the snares ship from VK and we leave this in place to ensure the mechanism is protected until the drum goes to it's new owner.