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The magnesium snare has the look and feel of a vintage drum, but the ruggedness of a sports car or fighter aircraft. This drum is made from 2mm thick magesium, which is the best choice for that dry magnesium snare sound.

The Van Kleef magnesium shell has a unique sound that, combined with the resonant qualities of the magnesium shell and magnesium lugs range from dry, crisp tones at low tuning, to subtle, articulate tones at slightly higher tuning. The construction of these drums is another reason the drums sound so good.

The hoops are made from titanium, as are the throw, the butt, the badges, the Vkey and all of the fixing bolts and washers. This results in a sound like no other drum.

This Van Kleef drum has found it's way into the hands of many drummers including Steve White, Thomas Lang, Matt Cameron, Dre Boyd, Craig Blundell, Sean Moore, Matt Chamberlain, to name only a few.

  • AZ31B Magnesium for that unique VK magnesium sound.
  • Straight Sheffield titanium hoops, all made in-house.
  • Solid magnesium single point tube lugs, with aircraft grade aluminium tubes.
  • Magnesium lugs are brush finished on the sides and mirror polished on the front faces.
  • VK-007 Titanium strainer and butt, with the option to custom laser etch any design or logo on the front of the strainer and mini logo on butt plate.
  • Titanium "VKey", silent ratchet drum key is designed to live inside the VK-007 strainer.
  • Titanium "VK Drums" badge and titanium internal laser marked dog tag.
  • Titanium bolts and washers.
  • Aircraft grade aluminium "Literods" tension rods, black anodised and cryo treated
  • Shell is joined with aluminium rivets.
  • Puresound wires.
  • Weight 2kg.
  • Setup with VK Remo Ambassador heads.
  • Made by hand in Sheffield, England.
  • Patents Pending
  • Recommended Retail Price for 14 x 5 model: 1199 GBP (contact us for quote on different depths).

Van Kleef Custom Drums
Hand built in
Sheffield, England, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 7748 778830 Email: info@vkdrums.com

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