Introducing the Majestic Opus One cast iron concert snare drum
Harkening the famed “sewer pipe” drums coveted by top orchestral players, this concept has been modernized to offer range and projection suitable for the most dynamically demanding musical passages. Pairing the formidable 6.35mm Seamless Cast Iron Shell with die-cast hoops, this instrument yields unparalleled focus, extreme sensitivity, and undeniably unique tone.
The smooth and silent OP-01 strainer is a simple and classic functional design featuring a laser-engraved knurled vertical fine tuner adjustment. This snare also features an integrated bridge that sets the optimal angle, allowing the snare cables to establish a true and consistent point of contact with the resonate side head. The result is extreme responsiveness at all dynamic levels and playing areas of the drum. Plus, each model features its own unique set of hybrid or single snare cables in order to maximize sensitivity.
To achieve a classic and elegant look as well as maximum shell resonance, the Opus One series drums feature the chrome plated „I“ lug. This paired with the Piano Black finish provides a classic, modern, and professional look.
In addition, each model comes with specific head combinations and specific DrumdialTM; tuning suggestions through extensive testing and collaboration with world renowned artists.
Opus One snare drums come with Frequency Modifier (FM) accessories intended to allow performers to quickly modify the snare drum’s tone. They have been extensively tested and tailored using the most suitable materials, shapes, and weights as to not muffle desirable frequencies or stifle the drum’s response, but rather allow the player to enhance and expand the pallet of sounds available.