Our maple shells have a beautifully warm wooden
tone and are powerful in both sound and projection. The 6 ply tom
shell thickness is 7/32", and are the thinnest shells for nice
tone, color and resonance. Our 8 ply snare drums measure 17/64",
and are made slightly thicker for good projection and articulation.
The 6 ply bass drum shells measure 9/32" and is our thickest
for stability and power. All of our drums feature accurate, well-defined
and flush sound (bearing) edges that are hand finished. The interior
of our maple shells are also hand finished with an oil sealant to
protect the wood. We offer these in a myriad of colors in High
Gloss or Vintage wax finish.
Fibes Crystalite acrylic shell drums offer a unique look and
sound. The striking visual appeal of these transparent shell drums
is only part of the story. The sound of our Crystalite shell
is closer to wood than might be imagined, but the drums have more
of a dry focused tone, with less harmonics than wood. Crystalite
shells project very well and hold their own in loud volume music.
Crystalite colors are clear,
amber, smoke, red, blue, yellow and green.
Our fiberglass shell is only available in snare drums. The Fibes
fiberglass SFT model snare drum is a true recreation of the original
Fibes SFT model. The shell is made by a special process for optimum
sound. The drum can be incredibly loud in high volume music, but
has the dynamic range to be played very softly, with it sounding
very crisp and articulate. Buddy Rich liked his Fibes SFT snare
drum so much that he played his live in concert, even though he
was endorsing another drum company. We offer fiberglass drums in
chrome and brushed copper plus all of our other coverings.