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African Bubinga Drum Set (Guibourtia demeusei)


“Received the drums, and got them set up yesterday.  They look great, and sound even better.  Beautiful crafstmanship and well worth the wait. “

Ed Giangiorgi

Lake Forest, IL

African Bubinga, otherwise known as African Rosewood, originates from Tropical West Africa, Cameroon, and Gabon. Bubinga is a hard, heavy wood with characteristics similar to rosewoods. Color and density varies by species, but the heartwood is typically medium reddish brown or purplish brown with darker veining, often exhibiting dramatically chatoyant “bees-wing” mottle, such as exists in the bass drum pictured above.

Prestige Series drums represent the flagship of our company. These drums are crafted from individual, solid pieces of wood that are precisely mitered and edge glued. We use a proprietary technique to ensure strength and a practically seamless appearance. Each drum shell is turned on a lathe to within .005″ (about the thickness of a piece of paper) of being perfectly round. This is extremely important for ease of tuning and our quality control maintains this high standard in every drum we make. We guarantee our shells for life.

African Bubinga is one of six wood species that is used in this product line. This wood species is gaining a great measure of popularity in drum manufacture because of it’s tonal properties as well as it’s sheer beauty. More of our snare drums and drum sets are crafted from this species than any other species we offer. For snare drums and drum sets, African Bubinga has all the right proportions of frequency spectrums and resonance to create one of the finest drums you will ever play.

Tonal Properties: deep, pronounced lows, articulate high mids, excellent projection.

Featured Drum Set with custom options: Prestige Series $5,915.00
(African Bubinga kit shown)

• Stave shell design: (8×10,9×12,16×16,16×22, 6×14)
• Artisan Drumworks solid brass hexlugs in satin nickel
• 45 degree bearing edges with a slight counter cut, slightly rounded
• Die-cast hoops (snare) and vintage single flange hoops (toms)
• Trick Percussion strainer and butt plate
• German snare wires
• Remo Vintage Ambassador/Emperor batter sides
• Clear Ambassador bottoms
• French Polish Hybrid, Burnt Sienna
• RIMS type mounts
• Satin Nickel hardware
• Lifetime Warranty
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