"The drum just arrived and it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, well, next to my amazing wife, naturally. The finish and the logo are inspiring. As I was opening the box, my thought was, this is TreeHouse #1 as more will surely follow. Then I saw the package saying, "Welcome to the family." Indeed.
I have a problem: I want one snare drum to do it all at one tuning. That's a tall and unreasonable order and completely unfair to the instrument. But after several decades of playing and searching, I've found it. My new solid shell TreeHouse snare. It has presence, sensitivity, clarity, the rim shots are robust and musical, the cross-stick is clear and bright. Tuning to maximize these qualities does not reduce its centered, focused tonality and punch. Indeed, tuning for sensitivity and grace notes accentuates this power pocket ability; an outcome not found in other instruments, in my experience. The drum feels so great to play, as it provides confidence that from a whisper to a thunderclap strike that the drum can perform everything with ease with still room to breathe. It fails to choke at any dynamic level. This drum is changing the way the entire kit sounds. This reality conjures so many intriguing possibilities: What would a TreeHouse solid shell tom sound like, and, oh my, a bass drum? These are questions that I intend to answer with the help of the artisan builders of quality musical instruments at TreeHouse Drums."
We take pride in packing and shipping our drums with great care, and people are noticing.
Thanks for the kind words, Mario!
It’s fantastic to hear that the Compact Nesting Kit is making your life easier!
Sometimes you receive beautifully kind emails like this:
“It’s been a while since we’ve talked. I played a gig last night with my TreeHouse [Compact Nesting] Drums and couldn’t have been more pleased with the sound and setup/teardown of the kit. During the gig I just kept thinking how much I appreciated your instruments as well as your generosity. Thanks a million. I don’t think I’ll ever be your most famous drummer, but I’m definitely one of your happiest.”
Thanks, Ezra! Here’s to many more years of making music!
Our good friend, Joshua Berrios of Drummer's Corner Group, recently spent some time with a Compact Nesting Kit, Bronze Snare, and a Plied Maple Snare. Here is his review on these drums.
SUPER THANKS to Joshua for checking out TreeHouse!