Sounds amazing, wonder what the cost for that would be?
Looking at the thickness of shell to do a one piece I'd think you'd have to hollow out a log.Now I bet a solid steam bent beech drum of same thickness and design would sound different than this drum. Something about layers/plies in a drum (and what they are made-often a softer wood like poplar) and some boundary effects within the shell? I bet a stave of same thickness would also be different from either-even though all beech and same thickness. It's freaking voodoo and part science at work so magical LOL. I wish they wouldn't be different (maybe they aren't but surely that can't be true-it can't all be in our heads LOL). Just seems like ply vs steam bent vs stave seem like different drums to me-just like metal drums.