The Scrolled Elite / Brass Shell
The JNDC Elite Series represent the pinnacle of JNDC instrument design in both art and function. Similar to the Deluxe, the Elite Series metal snares are inspired by the vintage snare drums of the 1920s and 1930s, which were adorned in a deep lustrous black nickel-plated finish, accented by intricate hand-engraved mirrored scroll and panel patterns.
The JNDC Scrolled Elite is exquisitely faceted in a hand-engraved feather motif scroll adoring the drum in a mirrored fashion above and below the center bead. These extraordinary drums are hand-engraved by the world-renowned master drum engraver and vintage drum historian, John Aldridge, who painstakingly renders the scroll design to life, never engraving any two drums the same. Each drum is truly one-of-a-kind, both aesthetically and sonically.
Hand-selected for their increased mass and density, these seamless brass or bronze shell drums are extremely musical and "bell-like" in their tonal quality, yet very articulate and focused in their responsiveness. Once the shell is hand-selected, the bearing edges and snare beds are finished by hand in order to refine and optimize the sonic performance. The brass shells will tend to be more colorful in their high-end register and harmonic series, resulting in extraordinary vibrancy. The bronze shells will exhibit powerful mid-range and low-end frequencies, translating into increased focus and presence. The Scrolled Elite possesses an explosive power that is literally felt, as well as, heard, making it ideal for both recording applications and live performances.
The Scrolled Elite model design and hardware consist of 2.5mm solid brass hoops, ten solid brass Corder tube lugs, bell-flanged bearing edges, vintage-inspired crimped snare beds, 24k gold-plated brass JNDC feather motif drum badge, and the proprietary cast bronze JNDC "One Touch Classic" snare drum strainer (throw-off) system.
A certificate of authenticity, serialized lapel badge, JNDC Strainer Tutorial DVD, and a complimentary embroidered soft shell case accompany each instrument.
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