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Remo Gold Crown Drums

The Remo company has long been known and respected for its innovative and diverse line of drum heads (and practice pads), but it has never been a major player in drum-set manufacturing-until now. The introduction of the superb-sounding Gold Crown line should finally put Remo on the map and allow it to become a serious contender in the high-end drum-set market.

Remo’s Metalized bronze, nickel-silver and brass finishes give the Gold Crown drums a classy, aged, antique look. The five-piece set sent to me for review came in a bronze finish that looks chocolate brown in low light but emanates a handsome, glowing tone under stage lights. The five-piece kit sizes include 7-inch x 10-inch and 8-inch x 12-inch mounted toms, 14-inch x 14-inch floor tom, 16-inch x 20-inch bass drum and a 5 1/2-inch x 14-inch snare. The drums are heavy in weight due to the die-cast hoops and thickness of the Advanced Acousticon shells. Made with a prefabricated wood that gives the shell a thickness and pitch falling between maple and birch, the shells offer consistent, 45-degree routed-bearing edges with strong tonal projection. The tom shells are 1/4-inch thick, and the snare and bass shells are 5/16-inches thick.

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