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Today's Shocking Revelation: Australia Has Eight Drum Manufacturers! Eight!

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Interesting but looks like it could be a bit uncomfortable. Where can I find more information on it ?

The idea is that because it has less padding then you really have to sit correctly to be comfortable.
Never tried one, just liked the idea, and I've not been liking how flexible and squishy pretty much all the thrones feel, so I wanted to give this a chance.
 

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Can you please list those companies? I'd like to know. Tack på förhand!

Ja men absolut.

I actually thought of 2 more after yesterday.

-Kumu Drums. They have been around longest, they make birch kits with different shell thicknesses.

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-Saari-rummut. Sets and snares with their own wood lug design. Mikael Wikman has a kit or 2.

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-Northern Drumworks
Pretty new company making stave kits

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-Wacco drums
Not entirely sure if they make their own shells, but it's definitively more than just drum assembling.

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-Mezo drums
Stave drums with really interesting design. The inside walls are wavy so they have quite dry overtones.

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-Sorva Custom Drums
-Cast and seamless metal snares. I have one of their stainless steel snares and it's fantastic!

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-Sampo Drums
Stave snare drums

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-Ossi-percussion
They mainly make true solid conga drums, but also done true solid snares carved from one piece of wood.

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-Rumpu-seppä
Snare maker.
Not 100% sure if they make the shells in the house, but it looks like it.

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The idea is that because it has less padding then you really have to sit correctly to be comfortable.
Never tried one, just liked the idea, and I've not been liking how flexible and squishy pretty much all the thrones feel, so I wanted to give this a chance.
This is exactly why my back feels better with my cheapo wal-mart office chair. It's basic, and kind of hard, and I can only be comfortable sitting straight.
I really, really love my Roc-N-Socs, but now you've got me thinking about this spartan drum throne.
 

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Ja men absolut.

I actually thought of 2 more after yesterday.

-Kumu Drums. They have been around longest, they make birch kits with different shell thicknesses.

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-Saari-rummut. Sets and snares with their own wood lug design. Mikael Wikman has a kit or 2.

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-Northern Drumworks
Pretty new company making stave kits

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-Wacco drums
Not entirely sure if they make their own shells, but it's definitively more than just drum assembling.

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-Mezo drums
Stave drums with really interesting design. The inside walls are wavy so they have quite dry overtones.

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-Sorva Custom Drums
-Cast and seamless metal snares. I have one of their stainless steel snares and it's fantastic!

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-Sampo Drums
Stave snare drums

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-Ossi-percussion
They mainly make true solid conga drums, but also done true solid snares carved from one piece of wood.

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-Rumpu-seppä
Snare maker.
Not 100% sure if they make the shells in the house, but it looks like it.

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The Wacco Old School Set seems a little wacko. That doesn't mean they don't look cool. Maybe it should be Old, Old School. When were rope tensioned drumsets in vogue? Answer: Never.
 
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This is exactly why my back feels better with my cheapo wal-mart office chair. It's basic, and kind of hard, and I can only be comfortable sitting straight.
I really, really love my Roc-N-Socs, but now you've got me thinking about this spartan drum throne.
There's a truism for rowing machines and I suspect it applies here too. Cushy plush seats feel nice at first. But I think the more padding you carry with you, the less padding you want on your chair. My 60lb kid who's sit bones gouge when he tries to sit in my lap could probably use a bit. Myself, too thick a padding causes my butt to go sleep, even if it feels comfy at first sit.

I'm not sure if it's anything more complex than an uncomfortable seat forces you to move a bit and maintains circulation, but if you have enough to want to lose weight, you don't really want more than the thinnest layer of padding. I think there may be some unexplored formula for how thick vs how cushy, but inches of soft plush is a recipe for problems.
 

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Is Eucalyptus any good for drum shells ? Grows well down under. If I remember correctly Premier put some in their XPK line of drums.
 

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Whilst assembling material for an upcoming Top Vegemite-Eating Drummers, I stumbled across an astonishing news article revealing that Australia (pop. 25.9 million) -- a country heretofore known chiefly for Crocodile Dundee, the Croc Hunter (R.I.P), AC/DC and Kangaroos -- has an economy heavily weighted in the manufacture of drum sets, with as many drum factories as the number of Australian bands I can name off the top of my head: Divinyls, Rose Tattoo, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Easybeats, INXS, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel (?) and Men at Work!

If you break this down on a per-capita basis, New York State alone should have at least six drum companies. Slackers.

Here's the article from Mixdown magazine.

We check out the A-Z of the Aussie percussion landscape.​

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been checking out some of the best local luthiers, pedal makers and outlets hooking Aussie musicians up with all the best local gear available on the market.

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on some of the best local drum manufacturers around Australia to check out what’s on offer for devoted percussionists both at home and around the world, proving once again that if anywhere else in the world can do drums, Aussies are almost certainly guaranteed to do it better. Dig in!

Summary​

  • In addition to pedals, amps and guitars, a number of Australian music companies also specialise in the making of drums and drum hardware.
  • Several manufacturers, such as Red Rock Drums, Sia Drums and Evetts, utilise Australian tonewoods in their creations for unique tones and aesthetics.
  • Others, such as Pansini Percussion and Gas Custom Drums, specialise in making bespoke acrylic kits using advanced tooling methods.

Article continues: https://mixdownmag.com.au/features/eight-australian-drum-manufacturers-you-ought-to-know-about/
There's a super rare Drouyn Bandstand kit for sale on reverb right now; check the listing: https://reverb.com/uk/item/56810608-drouyn-bandstand-1970-71-honey-maple?publish_confirmation=true
 

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Here are some more Australian drum names that I have cataloged over the years. Some may no longer be around.

Billy Hyde
Brady
Dandy
Deejay
Drouyn
Fidock
Legato
Lowrider
Mastro
Oneill
Spirit
Zenzian
 

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What I find surprising is how few recognize the resilience, resourcefulness and tough work ethic of the Australian spirit . That they have this many drum builders is another tribute to their character .Numerous island peoples tend to be like that . Iceland, Taiwan , England , Ireland, Japan ... for example .
 
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There's a lot of key SEO (search engine optimization) phrases that send web servers into hyperdrive -- sexy, sinful, wicked, wild and horrific to name a few.

Neither "drum manufacturers" nor "shocking" are on that list. Shocking probably once was, but ... diminishing returns.
 

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They missed Paul Warry - Metro Drums.
Perhaps they emailed him and he didn't respond (like I have a few times with no response whatsoever), so they left him out.

I'm quite sure Stephan Fidock died a few years ago, so the Fidock drum company is most likely no more.
 


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