This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the December 2015 issue,
which is available here.
Archetype Series Snare Drum
A versatile, super-thin stave-shell option made from one of the world’s premier tonewoods.
The Archetype series from Hendrix Drums is a high-end line of ultra-thin stave-shell snares. The company claims that the drums, with their exotic woods and world-class hardware, are some of the most versatile on the market. The series includes various wood options, including American black walnut, African sapele, and American black cherry. Our review sample is a 6×14 African padauk ($1,059 street price). We had an incredible time pushing this drum to its limits to hear everything it could do.
Check out a video demo below.
For the complete review, check out the December 2015 issue, which is available here.