The Firchie Drum combines a free-floating, seamless aluminum shell and a rotational tensioning system.
The concept is that the entire drum can be rotated on its stand to proportionally increase or decrease the tension of both the top and bottom heads-thus raising or lowering the pitch of the drum.
The sound of the drum can literally be changed from that of a piccolo to that of a 10” deep drum (or anywhere in between) in seconds. This eliminates the need for several snare drums in a studío situation, and makes the drum extremely versatile for use on a live gig.
The drum is equipped with a throw-off at each end of the snares. These strainers are attached to the lower “spoke rim” not to the drumshell. By adjusting the tension of each strainer differently, one can achieve three separate snare sounds by virtue of using either one-or both-of the strainers. Of course, both can be released for a “no snare” sound.
Reintroducing the Time Machine 2 snare drum line. After a long time we are bringing back our baby all dressed up in new clothes.
Unlike the Time Machine 1 snare this model does not rotate but still offers a much faster and easier tuning.
It features the same seamless aluminum shell found on Time Machine 1 as well as the double throw off system.
By tuning the top drum head the bottom is tuned simultaneously.
Worlds only true free floater gives out the same incredible punch and super sensitivity. Cast aluminum and brass hoops are standard equipment. Introducing for the first time are extra strong solid Pear wood (Yes, Pear) and Beech-Maple plywood hoops. Pick your preference!
Firchie’s newest innovation, the Quick Rim, is the hottest item in the industry today. Never before was such a fast exchange of drum components possible.
Not only that, with our TM1 model snare drum, both drum heads and the shell are switched within about 30 seconds or less.
Imagine switching different types of drum heads or shells on the fly.
All that while the snare drum is not removed of the stand and the snare wires remain untouched. Much more versatility in rehearsal, live or studio environments.