ANGEL EUROPEAN SERIES 14 X 6.5 MAPLE SNARE DRUM (PRE-LOVED)
Here we have another stunning snare drum from Angel. For those who have not come across this custom built brand, Angel are built in Hungary by master craftsman Zoltan Angel.
The drum we have here is from the European series and is a Maple shell, finished in a striking satin finish to show off the exemplary craftsmanship that has gone in to this drum.
The Snare is constructed from Maple using a hybrid segment/ stave method, with each piece of wood selected for resonance and shaped to give the best tone.
Zoltan's experience as a master furniture craftsman is evident in the fit and finish of this drum. The tube style lugs are hand-turned by Angel from brass and chromed. The drum also features the Angel throw, again machined by hand from a piece of solid bronze.
The lugs are seated using Angel's 'secret' dual-point method in order to promote shell resonance. Under each lug is a small hole, the theory being that multiple small holes will vent the pressure in the shell quicker than one single large hole. The snare beds are wide and shallow to promote the greatest articulation.
The defining feature of this snare are the 'Angel Hoops' - thick, single flanged steel, with hand-welded half-moon fixings for the tension rods. This design is to eliminate overtones and widen the useable tuning range of the drum. The only part of this snare not made 'in-house' are the drum heads
The finishing touch is the stylized chromed halo 'A' badge, which sits proud of the shell on two mounting lugs.
Sonically this drum really does what Zoltan strived for in its design. A wide tuning and dynamic range, the drum is over sensitive, great for ghost work, but is also at home with fast loud playing. The not is clear, the flanged hoop behaves like a die cast when rim shot, but allows for the wider tuning range and the warmer more vintage behaviour you would expect from a triple flanged hoop, this really is the best of both worlds.
- 14 x 6.5 Staved Maple Construction
- Handmade in Hungary by Zoltan Angel
- Brass Tubular Lugs (Chromed)
- Single Flanged Hoop
- Solid Bronze Throw Off
- Vented underneath every lug
- Pure Sound Snare Wires
- Condition 9.5/10 - re-headed by us with New Vintage A Coated and Hazy Snare Side, this drum is ready to use and sounds fantastic!