BRITISH DRUM COMPANY IMP 3 PIECE COMPACT DRUM KIT, KENSINGTON KNIGHT
MADE IN THE UK!
We are really pleased to have British Drum Company here at Drumazon! We have been fans since the beginning and we really love the build quality and sound of these drums! The British Drum Company has fast become a big name in drums, and even better is that it’s being made in the UK! Founded in 2015 by Award-winning master drum-maker Keith Keough, Kasabians Ian Matthews, Pub Landlord Al Murray, Stu Warmington and Alan Kitching this brand is already going places.
The British Drum Company adheres to the proudest traditions of British drum manufacturing, using only British made shells, employing striking design and committing to constant innovation. We recently went to visit the BDC factory in Stockport and we were absolutely blown away by the attention to detail that goes in to every aspect of production.
On first looks at this drum kit what really excites us is BDC’s incredible attention to detail. The beautiful Chrome B-Badge, the vent hole is also a secondary badge (inside and outside the drum and then there is the stunning holographic serial number sticker inside each drum too with the Made In Britain logo. The hand rubbed satin oil finish is flawless and the internal finish on the IMP matches too. Whilst much of this is more based on the look of the drum rather than the sound, it goes to show how committed BDC are to fully realising the complete build of this product. The Palladium lug, bass drum claw and tom brackets are all made by BDC and that is before we talk about the shells. In a world where many drum makers are outsourcing a great deal of components that is certainly not the case with BDC and it makes for a superior looking and feeling product.
The IMP shell is a combination of maple, tulip and birch, arranged to optimise volume and projection, these are cross laminated plies that utilise BDC’s signature Cold Press Moulding technique which results in a super strong air gap free shell. BDC’s precision hand cut 30-degree round-over bearing edges are used on the IMP which increase head to shell vibration to boost output.
The IMP is aimed at the professional looking for a compact kit that can deliver. This is certainly up there with the finest compact kits we’ve ever seen and delivers an excellent sound with top of the range durability. It has great attack, but can be tuned up for tonnes of character or down low for a fatter feel. The kit is very comfy across the tuning spectrum and will suit all kinds of genres and will be an incredible kit for any situation that requires a space conscious set up or for drummers needing to travel light. It’s a really fun to play kit too and it sounds great out of the boxes with a full compliment of Remo USA drum heads.
The Palladium hardware is fitted across the entire kit, the lug draws inspiration from the Art Deco period, its a lug that loves lights and looks great from all angles. The Lug comes in two sizes - the smaller one being used on Tom and the Larger one for the Floor Tom and Bass Drum. The Bass Drum Claw continues the design cues, again constructed using cast alloy.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
10 x 6 Tom
13 x 10 Floor Tom
16 x 10 Bass Drum
Maple, Tulip and Birch Hybrid Shell
Kensington Knight Satin Oil hand rubbed finish
Remo USA Heads - Tom Batter - Ambassador Coated | Tom Reso - Ambassador Clear | Bass Batter - P3 | Bass Reso - Ambassador Smooth White
Made In The UK
Tom arm and Floor Tom Legs included
Please Note: For visual display purposes this drum kit is pictured with hardware, snare drum and cymbals - these are not included, if you need any additional items please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you and create a package to suit your requirements.