2.75″x13″ Birch Stave Snare

This drum is what started it all and is the original prototype for The Reapercussionist! I began building this drum as a 4″x13″ to experiment with different combinations of bearing edges and it ended up turning into a feat of engineering and machining. At the time that I built this drum, it was the thinnest wood shelled, fully functional snare drum on the market. I machined all of the aluminum hardware specifically for this application, built the wood hoops, and made the necessary modifications to stock parts to get everything to work together nicely. The end result is a deceptively loud and surprisingly deep sounding piccolo snare! 🙂