I think the rivets make them look unique and steampunkish.Can someone explain the reason behind the aluminum shells in the Waferer line (along with Kalamazoo snares) having riveted seams? They're very noticeable and to me, detract from the beautiful aluminum finish.
Can someone explain the reason behind the aluminum shells in the Waferer line (along with Kalamazoo snares) having riveted seams? They're very noticeable and to me, detract from the beautiful aluminum finish.
This is true. Although with aluminum, you can stamp it with a press, versus copper/brass which have to be hand-spun. Oriollo has some good video of both processes.A riveted shell is probably way less expensive. With a seamless shell you have to punch and shape the shell out of a single piece of metal with machines, which seems way more expensive.
I’m waiting to see how someone who gets the aluminum kit likes the sound.
Hardware mass and placement can make a difference, as can alloy and the working process for the metal. But I agree, bearing edge and shell thickness are probably at least as important in determining final sound.You know, aluminum shells can be as hit-or-miss as wood shells. Which I didn't think about until I bought a Sakae aluminum snare. At first I liked it, but side-by-side to an Acrolite it much different. Had a lot more ring and perhaps "character". Louder. Ideal for some people but wasn't what I was looking for. Two seamless aluminum shells with two completely different sounds. I'm not sure why. Thickness of shell? Bearing edges? Those are only two variables I can think of.
Beautiful kit and a beautiful color. Inde Blue is my favorite of their finishes.
But I think Josh needs to make a different size spur for small bass drums. I'm admittedly not a fan of gullwing spurs at all anyway, but those spurs look comically large on that drum.