The Natal drums from NAMM 2017 in three videos, including the Meta snares, Café Racer drums and DNA starter kits. Josh Touchton, Brand Director at Natal Drums, also demos the very few wooden snare drums the company has left in stock. The metal Natal snare drums show the path in sound and design the company has chosen for their metal snare drum line. The Café Racer drums have three new finishes that you should see, and the unreal priced DNA starter kit has features as if it were a high-end professional instrument including all the hardware and cymbals. Let's have a look at all these drums.
Meta snare drum demos Josh Touchton, Brand Director at Natal Drums, shows all and gives the full backgrounds on the Meta snare drums that Natal has. The Natal Meta series snare drums are a selection of 13" and 14" diameter alloy snare drums in depths of 5.5" to 8".
Josh demo's the Natal
Old Bronze 14x6.5"
Beaded Hand Hammered Steel 14x6.5"
and the very few snare drums the company has left of the:
American Walnut 14x6.5"
Pure Stave Maple 14x6.5"
Natal Drums - Meta snare drum demos at NAMM 2017
The snares available in are Hand Hammered, Beaded Hand Hammered or Flat shell in a variety of alloys and finishes, including:
Meta snare drums feature brushed nickel Originals Series hardware fittings, including: Sun lugs, Tri-Throw snare mechanism, Tru-Tune tension rods, and Evans heads.
Café Racer drum sets Josh explains about Tulip Poplar wood used for the Café Racer and shows the drum sets that got three new colors in 2017: Oxblood, Seafoam Green and Solid Black. The finishes recall classic speedsters and vintage drums. The sound is dry and focused with steady projection.
The shell has a slightly rounded, hand finished 45o bearing edge, Tru-Tune tension rods, high mass chrome-plated zinc sun lugs, NRM aluminum ball tom mounting system and ultra sturdy telescopic bass drum spurs.
Natal Drums - Café Racer drum sets
Café Racer finishes
Gold Sparkle with Black Sparkle Stripe
Red Sparkle with Silver Sparkle Stripe
British Racing Green Sparkle
Seafoam Green Suede
Available as US Fusion 22 and Traditional Jazz configurations.
DNA starter drum kit This is Natal Drums' entry level kit that only costs $399 in the US. The Natal DNA sun lugs and wing screws and fittings are gorgeous to see and make the kit look seriously high end.
Josh gives you every detail used on the drums that even comes in three different configurations. And that is quite unique for an entry level drum kit like this.
The drums are made from poplar shells, and the complete starter kit includes: