Harding YoungThe Slit Marimba Snare Drums
This World Percussion instrument - The Slit Marimba Snare measures about 16" in diameter, 5"deep and has 15 different pitches or tones. There are many other tones other than the obvious ones . There is a conventional snare head on the bottom with a snare. The conventional head helps to amplify the sound of the wood tongues as well as contributing to the beautiful low end pitch. When the snare is turned on, it's a whole new thing. Patent pending . If the drum you like is sold or NFS (not for sale ) in the photos just send an email so I can custom make one for you.
This is pretty brilliant.
FlopLid just realized that this instrument existed and I have already fallen in love with it ha ha Harding Young Got my beautiful instrument today. Love it. Workmanship is exquisite and this is a work of true art! To show my appreciation I would like to buy a ceramic lap drum and a small travolette. Love your work. Please reach back. Excited!
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