This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the July 2016 issue, which is available here.
Dreamtime Snare Drums
Creamy, smooth tones crafted from premium Australian timbers.
One of the standout products launched at this past Winter NAMM was a collaboration between notable Queensland builder Paul Warry of Metro Drums and Vancouver-based master craftsman Ronn Dunnett of Dunnett Classic/George Way Drums to build top-shelf snares from some of the finest tone woods in Australia. Warry is making the shells, which are ply-constructed to Dunnett’s specs, and Ronn is finishing the drums with his wide snare beds, precisely cut bearing edges, innovative hardware, and a specific choice of drumheads meant to optimize each drum’s sound and performance. This new line is called Dreamtime, and we were sent two models for review: a 5.5×14 Queensland walnut and a 7×14 blackwood.
For the complete review, check out the July 2016 issue, which is available here.