We love to do what we do best, making
Rings of Steel
For the production of the drum shells we use stainless steel rings that are between 4 and 10mm thick.
The microstructure of the rings is of a very high consistency, allowing precise control and differentiation of vibration characteristics.
Why do we need a drumkit made from steel?
Why are they even produced?
The answer is simple…
Because we can!
Our drum shells, with axial run-out of only a few hundredths of a millimetre, are more exact than anything made so far.
The bearing edges, which support the drumhead, are manufactured so precisely that the drumheads really are fitted to all parts of the rim. The radius can be made so small that the supporting surface area is minimal and does not impede the drumhead vibrations.
This manufacturing precision and the homogeneity of the drum ring material together with the hard coating of the outside of the ring give the drum a very particular vibration behaviour, which results in a unique sound character.
Drumkits made in Germany
All parts are meticulously crafted by us. Quality and workmanship are of the highest calibre.
Ceramic coating of the drum ring is not only decorative, but significantly affects the vibrations of the drum. This coating, approximately 0.2mm in thickness, shortens the vibration time and eliminates unwanted extra oscillations. After the coating, the drum ring undergoes cylindrical grinding until it is perfectly round.
To complete the drum, we use tension brackets, snare throw offs and clamping rings made by Dixon. They are the world’s leading manufacturer and outfitter for most drum makers. The quality of the parts are second to none.
Special brackets are produced by MDP for the positioning of the tom-tom. The standard racks and brackets are unsuitable. MDP drums are stored entirely in rubber and thereby mechanically isolated from the hardware.
For transporting the drums, special flight cases are needed along with a strong helper.