Eames ‘Master Model’
Apologies if you’re getting tired of the phrase ‘you don’t see many of these‘ but today’s featured snare drum is another rarity on these UK Shores; an Eames ‘Master Model’.
Eames drums are handcrafted in the USA, bespoke to a customers needs. This drum is 15 ply (5/8″) birch shell, bevelled in proportion to the shell thickness. Their website claims “A massive shell wall maximizes compression yet a thinly cut bearing edge allows the head to vibrate freely for response and sensitivity”.
This beautiful Eames snare drum is fitted with Fibes lugs; it has filled holes, suggesting that it was built with another snare strainer but is now fitted with a Fibes strainer and butt plate. It tunes up with ease and sounds…well, it sounds absolutely lovely. Real depth, a lovely fat sound to this drum with great sensitivity from the wires. A real stunner. Don’t miss out on this, make an appointment to come try it.
More information and loads more photos on the website