MASSHOFF 14 X 6.5 TWIN SHELL CAST STEEL / MAPLE SNARE DRUM BLACK AND GOLD DUCO
We are really excited to welcome Masshoff to Drumazon. We've been massive fans of what Udo Masshoff has been developing not only in terms of his one of a kind custom snare drums and drum sets but also we're big fans of his drum sound school based out of Frank Zappa Street in Berlin (how cool is that!)
Udo is a platinum awarded drum sound designer and luxury drum maker. He has been in the business for more than two decades and has shaped the drums and drum sounds on more than 500 productions, this guy knows Drums!
Masshoff Snares have made it in to the snare drum arsenals of drummers such as Charlie Watts, have been sampled by Native Instruments for the immensely popular 'Studio Drummer' sample library and feature on countless hit records across the world by request of some of the worlds most discerning producers.
About the Twin Shell.
We recently launched the Twin Shell Snare with Udo at the UK Drum Show and everybody commented on how fantastic this drum sounds. The Inner Maple Shell (which can be removed) adds loads of great mid range tone to the drum whilst the steel shell gives the drum a great crack but without the high end ringy frequencies. The drum feels perfectly balanced against the rest of the drum set and there is absolutely no need for dampening, this drum is amazingly controlled.
The Masshoff Duco finish is a modern interpretation of the classical duco finish of the 1930´s but mixed with a very rare Ludwig Snare drum finish called "stipple gold". This finish was created by hand. The golden stripe around the drum has a real cool aged structure ("stipplegold") that gives this drum some nice depth in the finish. The black lacquer is carefully sanded to the desired look. The red piano felts are isolating all the hardware parts from the shell and give the whole drum that little twist in the appearence. The colour of those felts are always part of the style.
One thing the pictures don't show you is how incredibly solid this drum is. The shell is solid die cast steel and features reinforcing rings top and bottom. This allows the drum to be extremely powerful and precise at the same time.
Masshoff snares sound incredible, and if you follow Udo's drum tuning methods, this drum propels to another dimension. Udo's entire drum building concept has been to use the very best parts in order to not only achieve a fantastic finish, but to deliver an uncompromising sound. The Shell, Hoops, Snare Wires, Lugs and the Finishing are all done in house and by hand and you can hear the love in these drums as much as you can see it. Masshoff say an average drum consists of around 200 parts, in the process of building a Masshoff snare, this can sometimes and usually be up to 800+ parts.
In summary, these are truly special instruments, A Masshoff snare will last a lifetime and deliver joy every time you play it. We are very particular about what brands we stock, and can say with certainty that Masshoff is up there with the best & finest drums we have ever had the pleasure to represent!
- 14 x 6.5 Twin Shell - Solid Die Cast Steel Shell with Reinforcing rings and inner Maple Shell (removable)
- 42 Strand 100% hand made snare wire
- Masshoff patented five-point venting system
- Fitted with laser etched Masshoff Triple Flanged Hoops
- Custom hand painted one of a kind Black and Gold Duco Finish
- Finished inside with red to black interior
- Stunning 1940's Slingerland replica beavertail single double lugs
- Trick snare strainer
- Exclusive red piano felts, to isolate all hardware parts from the shell, removes unwanted high ring frequencies, further rounding the sound