Nothing compares to Chris Brady's innovative style of block (stave) construction for a remarkably bright shell with a rich, gratifying low end.
"I don’t want to get carried away here, but this is one of the most unique and exciting snares I have ever played.” - Rhythm Magazine
The introduction of our now world-famous block-shell snare drums a quarter of a century ago led to our global reputation for crafting outstanding instruments. Achieved primarily through the use of relatively unknown timbers and our lateral view of drum design, these sounds made the industry sit up and take notice. The best session drummers were soon putting Brady block snares on their snare stands and these drums gave their live and studio performances some serious character.
"Versatility incarnate.” - Modern Drummer Magazine
A sheer joy in the studio, block shells differ sonically from ply shells in that a block shell has a very quick decay and a thicker tone; therefore sound engineers no longer need to use noise gates or heavy reverb plates to enhance natural tones. Renowned for their thick, throaty, woody bark, Brady block shell snare drums thrill, seduce and surprise.