Yep heard more than a few people say the same thing about build quality. For the money they charge you should expect absolutely flawless in every aspect.I wont ever own one. Their build quality is very fragile and poor, I've looked at them very closely and was disappointed but, maybe that's what they were going for? Hard to say really. Some of them did sound good but, WAY over priced for what your getting. Maybe they just have high overhead ? I've had a few clients that bought them and they all regretted spending the money. I definatley wont be adding one to my snare locker anytime soon.
I appreciate the honesty in his review given that his store is also trying to sell the drum. Best policy.
After watching that video I feel like I would blow that thing apart after about an hour. I'm not a hard hitter, but I beat the crap out of my snares. Brass hoops would get mangled fairly quickly me thinks.
Yes let’s compare it to an AK that costs less…I understand what they’re going for and if they really are handmade in Texas I can understand the price to an extent. It’s just that they’re compromising on the one thing that really matters and that’s quality. I don’t care how ‘steampunk’ a drum is supposed to be, the brazing seam on the drum in the video is indicative of poor quality.