Sakae Drum Set
Sakae Rhythm is a high quality drum manufacturer located in Osaka Japan. Since 1925, Sakae Rhythm has devoted their passion and craftsmanship to creating the best drums and percussion instruments in the world. In 2009, after 40 years of making drums for Yamaha Japan, Sakae Rhythm launched their original brand, "Sakae Drums".
"Sakae" stands for "Prosperity" in Japanese. The Sakae S-spiral logo is derived from the name with hope for prosperity for all musicians and the entire music industry.
Artist endorsing Sakae includes :
Jimmy Chamberlain (The Smashing Pumpkins)
Ndugu Chancier (Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock)
Eric Harland (Voyager)
Greg Hutchinson (John Scofield)
Jonathan Joseph (Jeff Beck)
Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton)
The Celestial kit features Sakae’s new Chamber Specific Technology (CST). CST is another innovation in the 88-year history of Sakae and is a result of decades of collaborations with some of world’s top drumming artists. Eizo Nakata, Sakae’s 3rd generation President states, "Sakae believes that in the search for the ultimate resonance and tone, individual drums within a drum kit should not be limited to a certain ply configuration, bearing edge or even shell composition."
North American Maple and exotic African Bubinga wood are used for this hybrid drum. 2-plies of African Bubinga wood, known for its great resonance and projection, are used on the outside of the shell. By having the hardwood at the bearing edge, where the head contacts the drum, the most profound properties of the Bubinga wood are expressed. Keeping this consistent tone and level of resonance from the hardwood allows Sakae to adjust the low-end, sustain and projection for the each of the various drum sizes.
This is the secret of Chamber Specific Technology.
Building on that philosophy, this ground-breaking instrument focuses on each drum and the specific treatment needed to produce the most desired sound for that size shell. With the CST process, Sakae has successfully "Pre-Eq'd" each drum so that each speaks with it's ultimate musical tone.
Sizes : 22x18, 10x8, 12x8, 16x15 with Tom Clamps
Shells : 22" - 2 ply Bubinga/6 ply Maple, 45" Bearing Edge on both sides.
10" - 2 ply Bubinga/3 ply Maple, 45" Bearing Edge on both sides.
12" - 2 ply Bubinga/4 ply Maple, 45" Bearing Edge on batter and 60" on Resonant.
16" - 2 ply Bubinga/8 ply Maple, 45" Bearing Edge on batter and 60" on Resonant.
Hoops : Mighty Halo
Finish : Black Blood Sunburst
Remo Ambassador X Coated/ Clear Ambassador on Toms.
Remo Coated Powerstroke 3/ Smooth White Powerstroke 3 on Bass.
Comes with Tom Mounts and Floor Tom Legs.
Sakae Drums is revisiting a legendary drum sound with the introduction of the Trilogy series. "Our approach was to utilize the three-ply shell in a way that would have a distinctive Sakae sound, but still pay homage to that vintage sound so loved after all these years," states Eizo Nakata, president of Sakae Drums.
Sakae’s proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells are at the heart of Trilogy’s vintage sound. 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings at the top and bottom of the shell help to dry the sustain and keep the ultra-thin shell in round.
The hardware is from Sakae's PAC-D and Road Anew series. It is lightweight and helps allow the thin shell to resonate as much as possible. Also, the Trilogy series is extremely lightweight, making the perfect kit for the classic Jazz tones of the 50's. Sakae's distinctive attack, when utilized with thicker drumheads, creates the punchy, dry tones of early R&B and 70's Rock.
Sizes : 22x14, 10x7, 12x8, 16x16 (Comes with Tom Mounts and Floor Tom Legs)
Shell : 3ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Shell with 4ply Maple Reinforcement Rings.
Lugs : Diecast Lugs
Finish : Mint Oyster Pearl
(Picture Illustrated is a 20-10-12-14 Kit and its not the exact kit)
The Almighty, Birch, Genuine Japanese Birch
Sakae has been building high-quality, all-Japanese Birch drum kits for many years. Now for 2014, they are bringing a Birch option to their popular Almighty Maple series. The legendary Birch sound, with a staggered ply construction, has been a top studio choice for years. The Sakae Almighty Birch series features 8-ply bass drum shells (7-ply floor tom; 6-ply tom tom) that are carefully crafted for a minimal seam.
If you're looking for the original "Recording Custom" with Hokkaido Birch. The Almighty Birch would be the choice to go! Timeless legendary recordings done using these drums!
Colour : Vintage White (Same Finish as Jimmy Chamberlain's kit)
Sizes : 22X18, 10X7, 12X8, 16X14
Shells : Hokkaido Birch
Comes with Tom Mounts and Floor Tom Legs