Darren A. Beckett popped in to our studio to try out some Schagerl snare drums, more specifically the Persephone and two Antares models.
The Persephone is every bit worthy of its Greek namesake. The dramatically undersized top and bottom edges create a cask shape which acts like a tympani drum, creating the purest of overtones, while remaining easily controllable. No two raw, raw lacquer or dark vintage drums are alike. The strainer is a Trick Drums Multistep strainer for precise snare control and the single point solid brass lugs allow the shell to resonate freely. The acoustically neutral nature of the copper shell makes it an ideal studio drum.
The Antares is the brightest star in the constellation scorpius and is the fifth-brightest observable star in the night sky. Named for its equal footing to the Greek God Ares, it is easy to see why Schagerl chose Antares as the name for the line of brass snare drums. Each drum makes a bold statement with heavy yellow brass tube lugs and a raw finished 0.7mm brass shell.