Tiger Maple – Domestic species offering a slightly warmer tone than Hard Maple. Produces full low- and mid-range tone with good attack. Hardness (Janka Hardness Rating Scale 0 – 4000): 1380
Padauk – African species that produces a slightly dark but clear overtone content with a low- to mid-end predominance – much like many rosewoods. Hardness (Janka Hardness Rating Scale 0 – 4000): 1970
Shell Wall Thickness – Traditional straight walls with no re-rings. Tom and snare shells are 3/8”, 20” and 22” bass drums are 1/2”.
Bearing Edges – 45-degree oundover on toms and snare, full roundover on bass.
Hardware – Kits come outfitted with deluxe chrome die-cast lugs, triple-flange hoops, heavy duty telescoping spurs, claws, and floor tom brackets and legs. Optional snares are outfitted with our DS1 strainer.
Heads – Aquarian Textured Coated batter heads, Classic Clear resonant heads, SuperKick
I bass batter head, and Force II bass resonant head.
These drums produce a classic and pure sound that is home in any musical situation. Snare shells pop, yet are sensitive to light sticking, and the toms and bass produce tight full tones. These kits are the choice for players looking for a more focused sound with increased projection.
Doc Sweeney Drums is preoccupied with taking drum building to a new level. Our design efforts focus on creating drums that look, play and sound like a dream.
Each of our solid wood drums are built using exceptional quality components in every phase of construction. It starts with high- quality domestic and exotic wood, and continues at each stage of construction. Our advancements in manufacturing processes enable us to offer drummers the exceptional performance of solid wood drums at prices comparable to ply shell alternatives.
DSD Stave Drums Series is offered in Tiger Maple and Padauk, domestic and exotic species with incredible tonal qualities. Kits come in two configurations (optional 14×6 matching snares are available): Model 1 (20×14, 14×13, 12×8) I Model 2 (22×14, 16×14, 13×9)
STAVE SHELL CONSTRUCTION
Shells are fabricated from strips of solid wood called staves, laid up vertically in the same fashion a cooper constructs a barrel, then turned to exacting specifications. This is far different from the majority of drum shells on the market that use multiple horizontal plies. Whereas a ply shell is constructed by layering multiple thin sheets of wood with glue applied between each ply, a stave shell is made from solid wood pieces glued vertically in its natural state.
By constructing solid wood shells in this fashion, it eliminates the deadening effect of multiple layers of glue. Having the bearing edges placed on the end grain also allows for maximum transfer of energy down and through the wood fibers. The advantages can clearly be heard in the natural resonance and projection stave shells produce.