New Weighted High Tension Lugs
The revamped modern design retains the traditional essence of the Recording Custom. In order to maximise the attenuating properties of the birch wood, we have increased the weight of the lug., further enhancing the artist's expressive power and reducing undesirable noise from the shell without using a mute. This ensures optimum sustain for the core sound, producing a crisp articulate tone.
All Birch Shell
In addition to their punchy power, birch shells are known to reduce unwanted noise to prevent interference when drums are set up side-by-side. The unique sonic characteristics of birch wood ensures that each stroke is clearly delineated, making it widely considered to be the ideal choice for recording environments.
Lifted Style Bass Drum
After working with Steve Gadd on the Recording Custom Series we found that he prefers a 20 inch lifted bass drum, so we adopted this specification.
We reduced the interference from the floor to maximise the resonance of the shell, and increased increased the length of the pedal beater rod, centring it precisely to ensure absolute accuracy during performances.
This lifted bass drum produces a more punchy sound and accentuates the sound produced in the core of the shell.
R1.5/30 degree bearing edge
While testing many combinations of shells Steve Gadd opted for 30 degree bearing edges, to deliver a sharp response. The shells have a wide tuning range, respond well to different head choices and are easy to tune.