"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."