The succession of a legend
The Dresden Concert Snare Drum is considered one of the instruments to have played an important role in the shaping of the German orchestral sound. When dresden drums began to disappear, it was a great loss for the music world, because their unique sound could not be replaced. Until now. The dedicated search for an outstanding instrument has been rewarded. Today, we offer you the DORFLER Symphonic Snare Drum, the successor to the Dresden drum tradition, the continuation of a legend. Designed specifically for the concert stage, the DORFLER Symphonic Snare Drum is endowed with many important features, making it your first choice for the orchestra.
Rather than the metal found on the original Dresden’s, the DORFLER Symphonic Snare Drum features a wooden shell consisting of several layers of wood, fixed together to a width of 6mm. It is through this construction process that the greatest possible shell resonance is produced, thus giving the drum its characteristic sound. Compared to the original, the new sound is warmer, and is more consistent throughout the dynamic spectrum. A wide variety of shell sizes are available, offering the perfect choice for every performing situation. The snare beds are hand-crafted, and are custom-made to each drum; they are instrumental in reducing the amount of intrusive ´snare buzz´. For the same reason, the tension hoops are made from a special alloy, and hold 10 lugs capable of supporting extreme tension, thus allowing greater tuning possibilities. In addition, both plastic and natural heads can be fitted to the drum.
As with the legendary model, it is possible to individually tune each snare strain, ensuring that the drum ´speaks´ clearly in all dynamic ranges.
The specially-designed throw-off is, without question, the softest and smoothest of its kind. Even in pianissimo passages, there are no intrusive noises when tuning snares on or off. When attaching the snares to the drum, our system guarantees even tension along the whole snare body and is compatible with different individual types and combinations of snare wire systems.
The precise fine-tuning of the individual parts, along with their seamless interaction, makes this drum the successor to a legend.
We invite you to hear the sound of DORFLER Symphonic Snare Drums with us.