Last night I had my first recording session of the New Year. That in it’s self was not really a big deal, but there was one thing that was rather special. I used a complete Tee Drums set, Snare and full Kit. The drum Kit in question is my first signature set, handcrafted by Mr Alan Tocknell. It features the Turbo bass drum Technology that entails a large tube to be mounted in the bass drum to allow the air to be ported through the drum at a greater velocity. This in it’s self adds a tremendous punch sonically. Couple that with 3.6mm vertical grain mahogany shells. You have one warm, powerful, punchy sound.
The shells of the Kit are very shallow with the Rack tom coming in at 10x6 and the floor toms are 14x9 and 16x12. But don’t be fooled. The frequency response out of these lovely hyper shells is directly on par with my standard fusion sized Odery Custom kit. Although the shells are smaller they are half the thickness thus allowing the Lower harmonics to be more pronounced.
The biggest thing about this kit is that it is not trying to be something other than what it is. Flexibility and practicality go without saying. I look forward to getting to know it more thoroughly and keeping you guys up to date.
Here is a Demo video of Alec playing his Signature kit... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj7BCiU1HoA