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

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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.

Michael Dawson

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


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