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GMS Drum Co. has introduced a technology sure to revolutionize the drum world. GMS’s new Revolution Series drums feature a thin coating of real metal on the company’s premium-quality maple drum shells. Available metal types include brass and steel.
“Revolution opens up a whole new palette for drummers to personalize their sound,” comments GMS President Rob Mazzella. "The range of choices, both visual and sonic, is enormous.”
Adhering to the wood with a chemical cross-link bond, the metal is thin enough—approximately 1/32"—to make a negligible difference in the shell’s overall mass, therefore having no appreciable effect on its fundamental pitch. However, each metal type has a noticeable impact on the drum’s tone due to its characteristic reflection properties within the shell’s air column and the complementary interaction of wood and metal vibration frequencies. Bearing edges are left uncoated to promote a warmer tone, while the metal coating amplifies attack, projection, brightness, and bite.
“Each of the metal coatings, adds its own distinctive vibe to the drum. If you have a brass lined drum, you’ll get that brass sound, but the mass of the maple gives the drum a lot of “thickness”, unobtainable in a metal-only drum,” says Mazzella, “We’ve also found that the drums have an incredible amount of “headroom”; when you really hit the drum, it just knocks you of your throne!! With Revolution, drummers suddenly have a hi-def tool for defining—and creating—their ideal drum sound.”
Revolution 6.5"x14" Maple Snare Drum
Hardware, hoops, and finish are guaranteed for one year. Woodshells are guaranteed against splitting for six years.