Slit Marimba Disc - Listen with headphones to get the full tonal range. The first section is snare off, the last section is snare on. All the sounds are produced with this marimba disc !
The marimba discs are discs made from beautiful hard woods about a quarter of an inch thick and is designed for 14" snare drums with eight or ten lugs. I have made the same for the floor tom as well. The set comes with a set of felt mallets, rubber washers and a full length rubber bearing edge gasket.
Spent the day with a truly beautiful human being and inspired artist . Find myself floating musically everytime we get together. What a treasure Ken Lovelett is.
Such a wonderful and melodic transformation these beautiful Marimba Discs provide to your drum thereby creating an entirely NEW Instrument and what seems like endless musical possibilities.
I am so incredibly happy and equally inspired by these innovations created by Ken Lovelett and American Percussion Instruments by Ken Lovelett. Intoxicating really.
Ken first created a Sapele Mahogany 8 lug Marimba Disc for me which is mounted on the right snare drum a 14" x 5 1/4" Camco Snare Drum shell in the photo below, and today, I visited Ken at his studio in Mt. Tremper, NY to recieve my NEW 10 lug Red Mahogany Marimba Disc which I mounted on a beautiful Mapex 14" x 8" Maple Snare Drum. We mounted a rubber seal along the top batter side bearing edge of the Mapex Snare just to compare the textural difference between the two drums and as I mention in the short first impression video we created (and included here) I really love the mellow round warm sound that is created with the rubber seal, but I equally love a little buzz that happens on the Camco Snare Drum - which by the way simply by adjusting the tension rods you can increase the buzz or simply eliminate it.
I so love the sonic journey of my world. Ken allows us all to join him on his.
Seriously, treat yourself and visit Ken https://www.americanpercussion.com/ and his ever growing collection of truly inspired and remarkable instruments to integrate into your own music voice. You'll thank me if you do.
Thanks for checking out my NEW Marimba Discs retroing the sounds of two different beautiful snare drums creating even more amazing possibilities, Brian Melick