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One of the best things about being able to "roll your own drumshells" is having the option to use whatever wood type one chooses. Koa has been a favorite among instrument builders for a very long time now due to its sonorous quality and incredible flamed finish. Not only does the kit look amazing, it sounds like nothing else. Crisp highs crack off of the toms while retaining a very low and rich frequency in the bottom spread.

So we prefer to think that in this case, we saved this drumkit from the fate of becoming a Ukelele... Luaus are fun and all...except for the pig!

The first video is done in a professional studio. The second band video was done live in the rehearsal hall with cheap CAD mics going into a Zoom R16 recorder. It's a good comparison of contrast in the way these drums sound.

Here is a video of soundcheck on the Koa kit. The sizes are as follows:

This was recorded at Blitz Recording Studio in San Diego, CA.

Mics Used:

Heads Used: (Aquarian on all)

The drummer is Bill Ray, Stone Custom Drums endorser (and webmaster too!). The band is RDG (Raymond DIGiorgio Group).