Sakae Bubinga Snare Drum (and others) Now Available
World-renown Osaka, Japan based shell makers Sakae Rhythm continue to amaze with the latest product offerings we just loaded on our website. The Bubinga drum you see in the video above features:
- 10ply (10.0mm) shell
- Union Lugs
- STR01C Strainer and STB01C Butt
- SN1420-0636 Snare Wires
- Mighty Halo 2.3mm 14x10 Hole Hoops (Top and Bottom)
With such a thick (10.0mm) shell and the Mighty Halo hoops, this drum is a dream to play and tune. We started with the drum at “zero” (finger-tightened the tension rods only) and made two complete turns on the top head - it sounded like a dream! Full of body, fat, articulate sound (and it took us literally 2 minutes to get it sounding that way right out of the box).
Sakae is certainly on to something here. Wait, they’ve been on to something since 1925 - making shells for other manufacturers that are this good and this consistent. We are not surprised in the least bit that these drums sound incredible. Sakae shells/drums have sounded incredible for years. They’re just now coming out on their own - and coming out very strongly. We highly recommend them.