In case you haven’t been paying attention, Doc Sweeney Drums is straight killing it with its creative, innovative, and inspiring approach to the solid-shell snare and drumset. We have reviewed many of their drums over the years, and we continue to be blown away by the craftsmanship and the massive-yet-musical sounds.
This month, we got our hands on one of the first Legend series drumsets. This new line consists of two different three-piece shell packs that expand the very popular Legends series snares modeled after coveted Slingerland and Leedy solid-shell drums of the 1920s to 1940s. While the Legend series snares come in maple, walnut, and myrtle, the kits come in maple, walnut, and European beech. (Matching beech snares now exist, too.)
We received the M22 configuration, which comprises a 14x22 bass drum, a 9x13 tom, a 15x16 floor tom, and a matching 6.5x14 snare in European beech. Each drum features a sleek Dark Matter finish that gives the drums a striking and timeless look, while allowing the gorgeous woodgrain to peak through the black stain.