Congratulations to LUKE UNDERWOOD.
Yes let us all say well done to Luke for winning the DrumCraft Lignum Beech 14” x 6” 12-ply snare drum. Luke has sent us a photograph of himself with his new DrumCraft Snare drum and he has very kindly wrote us a review about the Lignum Beech snare drum.
Here is what Luke had to say about the DrumCraft Lignum Beech snare drum:
The first thing i noticed when I took the Drumcraft Lignum Beech snare from the box was the heads. All too often, drums are shipped with inferior heads, but DrumCraft have supplied USA made Remo heads top and bottom. The batter head was the CS variety, and although I would tend to use a Evans PCRD batter, the Remo head supplied was just as good.
The size of the drum is 14“x 6”, which is a pretty much perfect size for most drummers. It has 12 plies which gave it a solid look. The hardware is black nickel which looks great against the gloss shell, and the throw off is a nice Nickel Drum Works, which again is good to see on a mid-range priced drum. The wires supplied are copper which seem better than standard generic wires that I have seen on some drums, and the drum came wrapped in a small canvas covering which was a nice touch.
So how does it sound? Cranked up, this drum would cut through most guitars. Tuned a bit lower and it I got that mid-range sound that most drummers would be happy with. It seemed to sound more at home on the heavier songs, but that could be something to do with the CS batter head. I have over 60 snare drums, and this is going to take its place in my collection as a good all-round “go-to” snare.
It looks great, sounds right, and for what it costs, is great value for money.
Thanks for that Luke, we really appreciate you taking the time to write such an in depth and honest review.
Luke is currently playing with his band Puretone
in and around the Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas.
If you get to see Lukes Band “Puretone”, then let us know what you thought of them!!
Remember to Check out DrumCraft Snare Drums on the Drum Shop website!