Chris Brady crafted the world’s first modern solid-shell snare drum in 1980, when it was considered impossible. These very special drums - in both sound and construction - are literally carved from a solid section of a tree. No joins; no glue; no seam. To date, there are only a handful of our solid wood snare drums in the world.
"With it, I could achieve a wide range of tuning, all the while maintaining the drum’s other outstanding performance characteristics.” - Modern Drummer Magazine
The object of making a one-piece drum is that such a shell can resonate as one body, without the potential interference of glue seams, plies or mixed materials.
A true one-of-a-kind, a Brady solid-shell snare drum offers unparalleled sensitivity and response at virtually any volume level or tuning range. When played with sticks, its full-bodied tone blends with the snare sensitivity to shout out with authority. However, when played with brushes, it responds to everything from a whispery “swish” across the head to a sharp snap of the wrist.