STEAM-BENT SNARE DRUMS
At Unix drums, every shells are made from carefully hand selected 1/4" exotic or domestic wood, hand-picked for grain consistency and run through a steam bending process. Each pieces is unique and are manufactured with the greatest attention to detail that makes Unix drums renowned around the world.
Our shells are lathed to create perfect cylinder to produce the most resonance and projection. our drums are hand cut bearing edges that are checked twice on granite table true 1/1000th of an inch.
We do 45 degree bearing edge. This very common cut features a sharp 1/16" edge that peaks close to the outside of the shell. Sharper bearing edges produce more attack and more sustain, which results in a generally more lively, “modern” sound. The added attack and sustain are due to less of the drumhead film being in contact with the shell.