Stunning Custom Series Maple Spaun Drum Kit (5 Pc) With DW floor tom Hardware in excellent condition.
Drums: 8x10, 8x12, 14x14, 14x16, 18x22 (all shells are 8ply, 5.5mm thick and made from maple).
Hardware: DW dual floor tom mount as shown and Spaun tom boom mounts (not available to be shown due to lockdown as they are stored elsewhere, but do come with the kit).
These drums are in brilliant condition, look amazing in their ‘silver glass with black stripe’ finish and most importantly sound phenomenal. The toms really sing and produce such a clear tone, the floor toms (both of them) are awesome and yet the highlight of the whole package is the kick drum. The kick sounds mic’d up and eq’d just on it’s own without a mic...huge, punchy sound that’s incredibly satisfying to play. The whole kit definitely turns heads due to both looks and sound, I can truly say it’s a joy to play. The drums sound fantastic in high, mid and low tuning. The silver glass finish is particularly striking under stage lights... classy yet has that element of flash.
There is no rounding on any of the drums, all chrome hardware is in good or better condition and there are no sonic defects to speak of. The only visual blemish is a little bit of rubbing on the bass drum from where the top tom has been in contact on occasion. This is shown in one of the photos. This kit also has recently been fitted with new drum heads; Remo clear power stroke on the toms and Evans emad on the kick drum. These heads have been used once or twice, but in perfect playing condition.
This kit is exactly as pictured and I can guarantee Spaun’s precision engineered custom series will make someone a very happy player! I’m having to sell due to moving to a terraced house - swapping it for an electric kit sadly (very sadly!).
Custom made in California by Brian Spaun himself, the kit is made up of 100% maple shells which are 8 ply 5.5mm thick, this specification provides a great blend of attack and low end.
This custom series kit also features Solid Brass Resonator (SBR) Lugs. There are no hollow cavities inside the lug which can absorb shell resonance. The SBR lug was designed to be small, stylish and sturdy and is connected via one contact point enhancing shell resonance.
Double 45 degree bearing edges feature across all shells as well. The double edge ensures that the drum head alignment is correct placing the edge on the flat surface of the head. This design has allowed better and easier tuning (particularly at lower pitch) and with this improved seating reduces the need for over tightening...this is a innovation unique to Spaun.
A word about the wonderful Spaun Drum Company:
Spaun Drums are the invention of Brian Spaun. These drums are hand made in the USA and feature Brians own proprietory 'SBR' lug design. There are an incredible array of shell and finish choices available too. The building is handled by a few select people including on occasion Brian's sons and what has often set Spaun apart from other builders is the incredible consistency and detail of Brian's breath taking finishes and designs. That said, the sound of the drums is spectacular too!
One of the key features of the drums and a big part of the great Spaun sound, is the proprietary SBR Solid Brass Resonator lug. Machined from solid brass, they are designed to become an extension of the drum shell, creating a unified body that resonates as one. They have no hollow cavities like the cheap die cast lugs used by 99% of all other drum companies.
Custom made drums from California.