SAKAE TRILOGY 4 PIECE DRUM KIT, GOLD SPARKLE
Sakae is the Japanesse drum builder who up until 2013 exclusively produced Yamaha's high end drums. In 2013 Yamaha and Sakae parted company and Sakae decided to go it alone making drums under their own name. The Trilogy was the first kit Sakae brought to market and this is a different beast to anything that could have possibly been predicted.
The Trilogy is based on the thin shell formats from the great USA drum builders back in the 60's. The 3 ply shell is a Maple/Poplar/Maple sporting 60 degree bearing edges and 4 ply reinforcement rings on the toms and 6 ply reinforcement rings on the Bass Drums and Snare Drums. Excluding the Rerings, these shells are some of the thinest out there (around 3mm) including the bass drum which is extremely light, though due to Sakae's extremely high build quality and the design of the rerings (ply not solid) these shells are stronger and cheaper to produce.
Another retro feature that really adds to the tone is the inner grey/silver paint (similar to the Gretsch Silver Sealer) this isn't a new approach from Sakae, inner painted shells was a big part of the Yamaha Recording Custom, another legendary drum kit realised by the Sakae factory.
Like kits from the 60's the Trilogy is currently offered in a range of stunning wrap finishes, the 'transmit' lugs are beautifully designed and extremely well chromed, and the Toms sit in a cradle like way rims mount that is inverted to hold the drum from the bottom.
Sonically this kit is everything you would imagine, it is one of the closest experiences you could have to playing a true vintage 60's kit, the tone is dark, the sound is round and controlled, the bass drum has a note and an attack like those favourite 60's / 70's records - upfront punch and a round full note! They also feel great to play, I personally think it has a lot to do with the bearing edges and I think that is also why lots of drummers love the vibe of the older 60/70's era kits.
- SAKAE TRILOGY 4 PIECE GOLD SPARKLE
- 20 X 16 BASS DRUM (TRK2016)
- 10 X 7 & 12 X 8 (TRT1007 & TRT1208) TOMS
- 14 X 14 (TRF1414) FLOOR TOM
- MAPLE/POPLAR/MAPLE 3 PLY SHELL
- 4 PLY REINFORCEMENT RINGS ON TOMS
- 6 PLY REINFORCEMENT RING ON BASS DRUM
- TRANSMIT LUG FEATURES HEAVIER DESIGN HELPING FOCUS SOUND TO THE SHELLS EDGE
- 60 DEGREE BEARING EDGES
- RIMS MOUNTS ON TOMS
- SHELLS PAINTED INSIDE
- STUNNING VINTAGE SOUND WITH MODERN DAY DURABILITY
- MADE IN JAPAN
- PRICE INCLUDES TOM HOLDER AND FLOOR TOM LEGS
SAKAE SHELL BANK:
We currently have Sakae Trilogy shells in stock and ready to go as separate sizes in lots of colours. If you would like to add anything to this set or just configure sizes that suit your own personal taste you can choose from the following range:
Bass Drums: 18 x 14, 20 x 16, 22 x 14, 22 x 16, 24 x 14, 24 x 16
Floor Toms: 14 x 14, 16 x 16, 18 x 16
Toms: 10 x 7, 10 x 8, 12 x 8, 12 x 9, 13 x 9, 13 x 10,
Matching Trilogy Snares: 14 x 5.5, 14 x 6.5