This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the January 2016 issue, which is available here.

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Provenance 4×14 VW Snare

From the scraps of a funky old work van to one of the funkiest-sounding snares around.

The U.K.-based Provenance Drums specializes in repurposing materials from specialty vehicles like Jaguar sports cars, racing yachts, and military airplanes. Back in May 2012 we reviewed a 5.5×14 F4 Phantom cast-aluminum snare that the company made from a fighter jet, and we were knocked out by its versatile, high-end tones and flawless craftsmanship.

This month we have another unique drum with some historic mojo: a 4×14 steel snare built from the side panel of a 1962 Volkswagen van. The shell is largely untouched, so it has the original paintwork on the outside and a black under-seal rust-prevention treatment on the inside. The 45-degree edges, which were rolled, are the only parts that have been lacquered, to prevent further corrosion.

Check out a video demo below.

Michael Dawson

For the complete review, check out the January 2016 issue, which is available here.

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