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Snare Drums by Tee Drums

Classic series Walnut

Tee Drums Classic series snare drums from £229. Hand crafted drums made my Alan Tocknell. Shells available in Walnut, Mahogany, BirchTee Drums Classic series Snare Drums

Finish: Satin Walnut

Sizes: 12", 13", 14" in depths from 4"-10"

Shell Construction: Walnut, Mahogany, Birch or Combinations

Price: from £229 (based on a 12") Typical 13"/14" £249.

For more information on prices and options please contact us on... alan@alantocknell-drums.com  




Custom Series WMP/Mirror

Tee Drums Custom series snare drum. Finished in white marine pearl, mirror chrome and 2 silver sparkle inlay bands. Mahogany/Birch shell. Hand crafted drums made in England by professional drummer/drum builder Alan Tocknell Tee Drums Custom series snare drum
Finish: WMP with Mirror Chrome and Silver Sparkle.

This Snare Drum features our Mahogany/Birch shell.
2 ply Mahogany, 6 ply VG Birch core, 2 ply Mahogany inner. 

Other Custom series options are...

  • 100% Bubinga
  • 100% Mahogany
  • 100% Walnut
  • 100% Oak
  • Walnut/Birch

For more information on our custom series drums or if you have your own idea for your very own custom snare or kit, please contact us to talk through options. A custom drum maybe alot cheaper than you think.





 

Custom series Blue Stripe

Tee Drums Custom series snare drum. Hand crafted drum shells and drums made in the UK by professional drum builder/drummer Alan Tocknell. All Custom series shells are constructed with Mahogany and Birch to maximize both projection and depth.Tee Drums Custom series Snare Drum

14x6.5

Finish: Blue Stripe

All our custom series shells are Mahogany/Birch, Vertical grain Birch core with Mahogany inner and outer plys. The vertical grain Birch offers projection, clarity and control which vibrates the softer Mahogany outers to give a rich low end tone on low to mid tuning.







Tee Drums Custom series snare drum. Hand crafted drum shells and drums made in the UK by professional drum builder/drummer Alan Tocknell. All Custom series shells are constructed with Mahogany and Birch to maximize both projection and depth

Classic series Waterfall Bubinga

Tee Drums Waterfall Kevasinga/Bubinga classic series snare drum, Hand crafted in the Cotswolds by professional drummer/drum maker Alan Tocknell. Snare drum pictured with our vintage style wooden hoops.Tee Drums Classic series with Vintage style hoops

14x6.5 Mahogany shell finished in a Waterfall Kevasinga/Bubinga with matching vintage style wood hoops.

10 ply shell (including the outer) which is part of the shells construction and not glued onto a ready made drum shell (we also use the same method in making our vintage style hoops).

Available with triple flanged, die cast or vintage style hoops.

Snare drums available from 10"-14" in any depth. if you would like a snare drum or a kit finished in our Waterfall Bubinga, please message us (on the contact us page)

Vintage style Snare Drum

Tee Drums Vintage style snare drum. Mahogany drum shell with re-rings. Hand crafted drum shells and drums made by professional drum builder Alan TocknellTee Drums Vintage style 14x10 Snare Drum

Tee Drums Vintage style snare drums are made with a thin Mahogany shell with thick re-rings. We can make your Vintage series featuring any of our exotic wood outer plys or a wrap of your choice.

Vintage Style snares are available in all depths.










Tee Drums Vintage style snare drum showing the Mahogany shell with re-rings and the adjustable internal dampener. Hand crafted drum shells and drums made in the UK by professional drum builder Alan Tocknell Inside the Vintage style snare drum

Mahogany shell with the Maple/Birch re-rings, also showing the adjustable internal dampener. 

Spirit Series Snare Drums

Tee Drums Spirit series Snare Drum Halloween offer. Hand crafted drums made by professional drummer Alan Tocknell









Spirit series Snare drums have 10% off on Halloween ONLY. Check out the range of finishes below.

Tee Drums Spirit series, Mazur finish. Hand crafted drums made by professional drummer Alan Tocknell
Mazur Finish















Tee Drums Spirit series, Macassar finish. Hand crafted drums made by professional drummer Alan Tocknell

Macassar Finish














Tee Drums Spirit series, Red Tulip finish. Hand crafted drums made by professional drummer Alan Tocknell

Red Tulip Finish














Tee Drums Spirit series, Ebony & Ivory finish. Hand crafted drums made by professional drummer Alan Tocknell

Ebony & Ivory Finish














Tee Drums Spirit series, Rio finish. Hand crafted drums made by professional drummer Alan Tocknell
Rio Finish

Distinction series Oak with Oak hoops

Tee Drums Distinction series

Oak with Oak wood hoops.

14x7 Oak/Birch shell featuring a feathered Mahogany/Maple inlay with Oak/Birch vintage style wood hoops.

Vintage style wood hoops are available on all of our Distinction series drums.

Check out a quick video demo of this drum here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V2CeVvfZik

Work in Progress - Veneer Matching

Making of a Distinction outer ply using Walnut Burr and Birdseye Maple, we have also added Mahogany/Maple feathered inlays to break the 2 veneers up. Hand crafted by Alan Tocknell at Tee Drums in the UK
Work in progress
Few pictures of our outer plys being made.
All exotic outer plys are part of our shells construction and NOT glued onto a ready made shell. 

Picture 1: features a quality Walnut Burr and Birdseye Maple divided with feathered Mahogany/Maple inlay bandings.








  
Making of a Tee Drums outer ply with Ebony Macassar and Zebrano. Real wood veneers crafted by Alan Tocknell.
Picture 2: features Ebony Macassar and Zebrano.
The veneer strips are stitched together to form one ply, we would sometimes then heat press onto a backing veneer of Maple or Mahogany to make a stronger workable ply.

Alans Classic series Snare Drum

Tee Drums Classic Custom series. One of Alan's personal snare drums. Hand crafted drums made in the Cotswolds, England by Alan Tocknell Alans New Snare Drum.

It might look cute but really its the devil (in so many ways)

Do i really need a new snare drum??? noo! not really, however this was a shell that i just had to make up and keep. Starting back to work after the Christmas holidays in January of 2013 I was doing the bearing edges on this (at the time 18mm thick) shell, when suddenly the router piece flew out of the machine bouncing off the inner part of the shell before ripping through my hand.

Unable to supply the shell to the customer it had been sat in a cupboard looking like something from a murder scene so a few weeks ago i decided to add a few more plys and clean it up and build it for myself as a reminder of what could have been alot worse.

characteristics of Drum Hoops

Characteristics of Drum Hoops

When choosing a new drum the hoops really are a major factor to take into account and each hoop will work much differently with various shell materials and thicknesses. When customers visit the Tee Drums showroom/studio, we take time out to go through various shell thicknesses and materials and then demonstrate the difference In sound that the hoops will make. Tee Drums shells are either vertical grain or half and half vertical/horizontal construction which have slightly different characteristics to the most common and what seems to be the industry standard snare shell, a Maple 8-10 ply, difference being that our full vertical or half & half vertical/horizontal will be a little dryer than a full horizontal grain which will resonate much more.
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