Dynasty USA Marching Bass Drums have 8-ply hard rock maple shells with black, 12-ply hard rock maple hoops made extra strong to handle the high torque tuning of today's marching percussion ensembles. They have solid, extra wide and extra strong claw hooks that evenly distribute the tension over the hoop for spectacular fine-tuning.
The 8200 Series Field-Corps Bass Drums feature an aluminum arch lug casing 20 percent lighter and 40 percent stronger that uses straight-line technology. The drums are one to two pounds lighter than previous models. 10-ply Birch hoops with a round edge allow pinpoint tension on the hoop, and a new steel wide body caw is designed for todays corps-style tuning, dispersing tension over a larger surface area for more stability.
This drum has a hard rock maple shell with a 9-wire strand top-head snare attachment that provides immediate, crisp articulation. There is no need to individually tune these 9 strands and there is a vertical and horizontal fine tune. This is a fast, light and responsive drum, perfect for indoor marching percussion and theatrical presentation, or for a marching band with a small wind ensemble, where balance is critical. This drum has an amazing gutty sound and projects well. It is very light at 9 pounds.