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HHG cast B20 bronze snare drum

HHG cast B20 bronze snare drum

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Our Price: $2,800.00

Availability:: Usually Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks
Product Code: B20

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The cast bronze snare drum. The archetypal boutique custom drum. We've been developing the processes, techniques, and equipment to build these type of shells for a long time and are so excited to finally be able to offer them to the world.

Our cast bronze snare drums are made from genuine B20 cymbal bronze, not the aluminum bronze used by most other companies. B20 bronze is more musical, but also more expensive and more difficult to work with.

Each drum gets a custom wooden mold made in our shop. That allows us to easily vary the thickness, depth, and diameter that then gets rammed up in a sand mold. Then in the foundry B20 bronze is heated to 1800° until it's a liquid, and poured into the mould. After being allowed to cool and relax, the rough bronze casting is removed from the sand mould. It gets thoroughly cleaned, and heads to the machine shop. Here it will be precision machined on a lathe to be a perfect cylinder, with exacting tolerances. At this point the bearing edges are also machined into the shell.

You can choose between a 3mm or 5mm shell thickness, or 5mm edges with a 3mm body (reinforcement ring style).

Once the shell is complete, it is marked for your choice of hardware, drilled, and assembled.

Each cast bronze snare gets a matching set of Hoops cast and machined at the same. Made from the exact same B20 bronze.

The shell and hoops both have a light coat of tarnish-preventing lacquer inside and out to keep your bronze beauty looking brand new for decades.

Each drum is outfitted with our heavy duty gear-tube lugs, a diecast HHG badge, diecast airvent, diecast Butt plate, trick strainer, Evans drum heads, and puresound snare wire.

These drums are masterpieces of precision, material, and engineering. We hope you will decide to add one to your arsenal today.
A quick look at the wood pattern we make for each drum that is used to make the mould for the bronze.
A quick-and-dirty cell phone demo of this beautiful drum

    • Cast bronze shell, featuring genuine B20 cymbal bronze
    • Your choice of oiled bronze, chrome, gold, or black nickel hardware
    • Puresound custom pro snare wires