BRITISH DRUM COMPANY 14 X 6.5 BIG SOFTY OCHROMA / CHERRY 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.
The Big Softy….Deep, soft and chewy....
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 with the Big Softy Name, the vent hole is also a secondary badge, there is a beautiful serial numbered sticker inside the drum. The inner and outer cherry veneering is flawless and the brass snare wires are British Drum Co. branded as are the nylon 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.
Producing the deepest of soft tones, The Big Softy is the warmest snare in currently offered in the BDC collection.
Critically acclaimed and revered by the professionals as a studio snare, onstage, whether in a club or arena, this big-sounding 14” x 6.5” is a potent reminder of just how accurately BDC’s design concepts target specific sonic responses as well as providing the flexibility to tune up or down a notch to boost the highs or accentuate the lows.
While its 6.5” depth and Cherry inner and outer veneers accentuate the warmth of its response, the key ingredient is its kiln-dried Ochroma core. This surprisingly light hardwood has a micro-pore grain structure that filters out higher frequencies, so bigger, warmer and funky sounds are achieved without detuning.
This snare drum is incredibly responsive and is very at home in both the higher and lower tuning registers but with a much warmer sound than you would associate with many other drums when cranked up in the higher ranges.
14 x 6.5, 9ply, Ochroma and Cherry shell
2.3 mm Triple flange hoops
9ply, Ochroma and cherry shell
Big softy b-badge
Palladium Mk1 Strainer
Brass Snare Wires
Remo USA Drum Heads
Made in the UK