Timpani & Snare combo pads
I've made these on and off since 2020 and I try to make them as beautiful as I can by choosing the nicest woods.
This batch I used walnut and curly red oak. The walnut are a nice brown color and the red oak I fumed to a grayish black using vinegar and steel wool solution which reacts to the tannins in the wood turning the wood a dark gray/black color.
The timpani side features two layers of rubber a total of 1" thick. This allows for louder playing without hitting the wood underneath. The snare drum side uses a 1/4" thick piece of gum rubber. Each side acts as a cushion for the other when playing.
They are definitely a labor of love. There's probably a reason I'm the only one making them as there are so many steps and processes to get from the raw materials to a beautiful finished product. I was the first to design these double-sided timp/sd pads after a request from Leonardo Soto of the Houston Symphony.
The playing surface is 5" x 9". Total dimensions are 7" x 11" x 1 3/8". They weigh around 2lbs.
I'm happy to ship internationally please just send me a message for shipping quote.