Kentville 14" Kangaroo Drum Head - Heavy Gauge
Kentville 14" Kangaroo Drum Head - Heavy Gauge is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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Delivery and Shipping
7.1 Our policies and procedures relating to the delivery of products are set out in this Section 7.
7.2 We will arrange for the products you purchase to be delivered to the delivery address you specify during the checkout process.
7.3 We will use reasonable endeavours to deliver your products on or before the date for delivery set out in the order confirmation or, if no date is set out in the order confirmation, within 7 days following the date of the order confirmation; however, we do not guarantee delivery by this date.
7.4 We will only deliver products to addresses in the UK. Deliveries to non-mainland addresses may require an additional delivery charge.
7.5 Current delivery charges range from £1.95 up to £6.95 for larger items, most domestic services can be upgraded to the £6.95 express service. Any orders over £200 benefit from free express postage. Larger items going to the highlands or islands regions of the UK, (Including Northern Ireland) are charged at £14.95.
7.6 Express delivery is next working day, therefore orders made using the express option before 2pm Monday - Thursday will arrive the following day, Orders made before 2pm on Friday will arrive Monday. Orders made over the weekend (Saturday or Sunday will arrive Tuesday.
Australia is alive with its own burgeoning community of talented drum builders, cymbal smiths, and stick makers, all creating world-class handmade instruments. The vision at Kentville Drums is to complete this picture with the creation of Australia’s very own drumheads. Kentville's kangaroo hide heads provide unrivaled warmth and a clear fundamental tone synonymous with that of the calf heads of the early 20th century. With their fine sensitivity and articulation meeting the requirements of even the most perceptive player, Kentville heads bring a quality of sound to a drum that plastic heads often fail to deliver. Embodying the history of the instrument in the most traditional way, today the sound of our heads resonates through the great concert halls of Europe, the jazz clubs of New York, and the RSLs of Sydney. It’s the real tone of real rawhide that’s been at the heart of drumming for eight thousand years; a sound from the past for the music of today. It’s the pure essence of Australia!
Each head is entirely handmade using a series of tasks and tools as old as western drums themselves. Today Kentville lap their drumheads in the same way that they were lapped for the snares of the drummer boys that served in the Battle of Gettysburg and the Napoleonic wars. It’s a process steeped in tradition.
Hide selection demands discerning examination before skins are deemed suitable for drumhead production. After being stretched and dried, chosen hides are cut to size and thinned to attain the ideal thickness for producing heads. These precisely sized rounds are then lapped to flesh hoops before being set on moulds to dry and to form crowns that enable the heads to seat comfortably.
Only the finest quality drumheads pass Kentville's scrupulous final inspection. Each head is then packaged in a sealed sleeve before being sent on its way from our workshop to its destination.
The sound of Australia
Kangaroo hide heads are suited to a variety of musical settings. They are perfect for jazz, orchestral, folk, and contemporary performers seeking the raw, full-bodied, warmth that is often absent in a plastic head. Kentville's aim is to provide a product inspired by the sounds and traditions of the past, whilst remaining true to the needs and desires of today’s drummers. The heads are easy to tune, melodic, responsive, and free of troublesome overtones.
An ethical choice
The hides Kentville use are the ethically sourced by-product of a culling program overseen by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. This program ensures that the kangaroo population in eastern Australia remains healthy and at a sustainable number. Harvested animals provide consumers with an eco-friendly alternative to consuming beef or lamb and in using the hides to produce drumheads, more of each animal is used, resulting in less waste. The kangaroo is one of Australia’s national animals, and the highest level of consideration and care is taken to ensure that the hides are procured in an ethical and sustainable manner that serves to benefit the species.
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