GMS's new Revolution Series drums feature a thin coating of metal on the maple drum shells.
Available metal types include bronze, brass, copper, steel, and nickel.
Drummers can choose to have a metal coating on the inside, outside, or both surfaces of shell. They can mix and match different combinations of metal and wood—for example, nickel on the inside and bronze on the outside, or copper on the inside and wood on the outside.
Adhering to the wood, the metal is thin—approximately 1/32"—and is designed to make a negligible difference in the shell’s overall mass, with no appreciable effect on its fundamental pitch. However, each metal type is designed to have a noticeable impact on the drum’s tone due to its characteristic reflection properties within the shell’s air column and the complementary interaction of wood and metal vibration frequencies.
The GMS “Revolution” Drums Series will premiere at NAMM in January.
For more information, visit their web site at www.gmsdrums.com.
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