“I asked The Reapercussionist to custom build me a snare for my set. I was having difficulty finding a drum that met my specifications and The Reapercussionist worked with me to get everything the way I wanted. After receiving the drum, I was absolutely blown away by the appearance and after getting it tuned up, it sounded even better than it looked! Every gig I play, someone asks me about the drum saying how great it sounds and looks. Thanks to The Repearcussionist, I have finally found the sound I always wanted.”
Photo Credit: Todd Ferrante
(You can check out more info on Christian at his website: www.ccapercussion.wix.com/christianallen)
“The kit alone is beautiful. It catches the eye of the drummer and audience. The tonal qualities that resonate from the shells when playing is electrifying. Ideas flow naturally when playing on a well made drum set. Solo ideas bounce off the heads. The hickory shells are very warm but have the attack that responds well when mic’d and un-mic’d. Hands down it’s a great investment not just for a drummer, but for an artist.”
(You can check out more by James at his website: http://www.jaj2music.com/)
“I just played two nights this past weekend at Jazz St. Louis (formerly The Bistro, I suppose, although it will always be The Bistro to me!) with Dawn Weber and Friends. Plain and simple, I was floored by the sound and feel of your house kit there. I played the 12 and 14″ toms with the 20″ kick (I brought my own snare). I immediately felt a connection to the toms – I personally own a set of 1975 Gretsch maple drums in the classic “bebop” sizes, and your kit came the closest I’ve heard to replicating the great tom sound that I enjoy with those (hopefully that doesn’t sound too boastful!). They were resonant yet restrained, with a great solid tone that didn’t waiver despite the single-ply heads.
As much as I enjoyed the toms though, I absolutely fell in love with the 20″ kick. The drum was either completely or mostly hollow, and had only a small dampening pad on the bottom edge of the batter head. The drum was stunning! It was tuned low- really low in fact, much lower than I would have thought to tune it- but once I hit it, I didn’t dare crank it up. The kick was somehow sloppy and bombastic, yet totally controlled and articulate. Whether I was playing a ballad with brushes, an uptempo swing tune, or an outright rock jam (all of which were called for during the set), the drums were unquestionably up to the task of inspiring me to play my best. I think the best compliment I can give is this: your drums helped me play such that I had no regrets afterward. They were a treat.”