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NODAR RODE CUSTOM DRUMS

Drummers of all levels of fame and ability come to The Manhattan Drum Shop because Nodar Rode makes drums that reflect the specific requirements of the player. The process of making a drum set begins with listening to the player describe what he or she wants, what kind of music they play, what their frustrations have been with their drum sets, and what sounds they like. Nodar will sometimes ask a customer to play a few drums in the store to help define what kind of sounds they like to make. Nodar can help the player match the shell thickness, circumference, and depth to their playing needs. His drums are powerful and sensetive; they sound great tuned for rock, jazz, latin, funk, and everything in between.

Highlights from a December 2002 Modern Drummer article:

Neal Smith, Quincy Davis among others play a custom drum set.

Rashied Ali plays a custom 12" snare drum.

Nodar has customized snare drums for the likes of Brian Blades, Peter Erskine, Kenny Washington, Jeff Watts.

Max Roach asked Nodar to customize his Hollywood timpani floor tom tom with brand new shell.

Nodar reveals that he worked with Tony Williams' drums giving them new edges and a hardware upgrade. Wallace Roney (ex-Tony Williams band trumpeter) has those drums now. Wallace is very demanding with his drums and always has his drummers play them.


KEYS TO A GREAT DRUM KIT
Sound
Hand crafted edges give Nodar's maple shells a powerful yet sensitive and warm sound that is unmatched in it's musicality. Tuning the drums is easy because the edges are always perfect. The snare drum beds allow for incredible sensitivity and explosiveness at a variety of tuning tensions and snare sensetivity. These drums really project.
custom sample
unfinished shell Shells
Nodar Rode drums are maple drums that can be made with or without reinforcement hoops (glue rings). One can choose from a wide variety of outside finishes.
Specs
  • Drum sizes and depths are virtually unlimited.
  • Variety of lug casings, mounting systems, spurs etc.
  • Drum hoops available in triple flanged, steel, brass or die cast.
  • Bass drum hoops can be wooden or metal, with inlay or not.
  • Photos of Custom Snare Drums
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