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June 8, 2017

A little about the Hammer custom drums business model.

 Not everybody wants, or can afford a full on custom build.

So the goal is to fit every  Price point.

 Also not every manufacture can go fully custom and are constrained to their proprietary  hardware.

With that i...

June 8, 2017

There is much hype about how shell construction affects the tone of a drum. We will cover the issue of the diameter, or the depth of the shell in another topic, but they do have similar effects on tone.

But the characteristics of tone as far as a drum shell goes, basica...

June 8, 2017

It takes 3 generations of musicians in an immediate family to produce a professional genius musician. Or so it is said.

Having all the right balances of education, commitment, accountability, and strict practice routine.

Basically the rule goes, if you study the craft of...

January 22, 2016

Finish and clear coat

Since the gloss and satin clear coat finishing options are pretty much self explanatory as far as their description, I thought it would be helpful to talk about our process. We tried several products, testing for various dry times, hardness, clarit...

January 21, 2016

About bearing edges

Much has been said about the shape, contour and function of bearing edges, but it is not nearly as complicated as many manufacturers have tried to make it out to be. Essentially there are three elements of a bearing edge that alter the sound and perf...

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