BRITISH DRUM COMPANY 14 X 6 BLUEBIRD DOUBLE BEADED CHROME OVER BRASS SNARE DRUM
MADE IN THE UK!
We are really pleased to introduce the British Drum Company to our line up 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.
On first looks at this snare drum what really gets me going is BDC’s incredible attention to detail. Every washer inside this snare is branded, the vent hole is also a secondary badge, there is a beautiful serial numbered sticker inside the drum. The chroming is flawless and the brass snare wires are British Drum Co. branded as are the blue snare straps. 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 and snare strainer are both also 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 shell is a classic chrome-over-brass with a difference. The Bluebird shell is 14” x 6” deep with double-beads to focus the sound and combined with B.D.C. Palladium hardware create subtle nuances that boost the synergy between the shell, the heads and the snare wires to produce a musical rather than metallic sound.
The Bluebird also delivers superb response sensitivity across whole batter head meaning you can play well defined rimshots, while side-sticking will be tight and cutting. This broad response sensitivity also means accuracy brush work takes on a fuller and richer dimension - digging in delivers more punch - rolls are articulated and cut clearly - and accents can be seriously ripping.
Above all the Bluebird is designed to cut through in any situation. Even raging guitars can’t bury this drum. And it’s not a matter of having to play harder to be heard; this chrome beauty cuts through the chaos with ease.
14 x 6 C.O.B. Shell
Remo USA Skins
2.3 mm Triple flanged hoops
1.2mm double beaded brass shell
Blue b badge
Brass Snare Wires
Made in the UK