Exotic Cocobolo
Joyful Noise Drum Company

The JNDC Exotic Series feature select exotic hardwoods with same species reinforcement rings. Pioneered by JNDC, the use of same species reinforcement rings ensures the vibration integrity of both the steam bent exotic wood shell and the reinforcement rings. Other manufactures use standard Maple reinforcement rings on exotic steam bent drum shells, which attenuate the pitch of an exotic wood instrument to that of simply a Maple drum.

Wanting to capture a warmer and darker sonic character in an instrument, JNDC chose Central American Orange Cocobolo because of the natural high oil content and the high density of this beautiful exotic wood. These physical attributes translate into an instrument with high density and high mass, which provide an ideal set of attributes for a warmer and darker sonic character, while never sacrificing projection. The tonal quality of the drum can best be described as powerful and warm with a dark set of high frequency partials.

Extraordinarily sensitive and articulate within all dynamic ranges, the JNDC Exotic Series Orange Cocobolo snare is an ideal instrument for any musical application or genre. With bearing edges finished to machinist-grade tolerances and vintage-inspired snare beds cut to maximize snare response and color, these fine instruments are finished in a hand-rubbed pure Tung oil finish to maximize their vibrance and unrestricted performance, both key attributes of JNDC steam bent wood shell design.

The Exotic Series model design and hardware consist of 2.5mm solid brass bright nickel-plated triple flanged hoops, ten solid brass bright nickel-plated Corder tube lugs, vintage-inspired snare beds, 24k gold-plated brass JNDC feather motif drum badge, and the bright nickel-plated proprietary cast bronze JNDC “One Touch Classic” snare drum strainer (throw-off) system. A certificate of authenticity, serialized lapel badge, JNDC Strainer Tutorial DVD, and a complimentary embroidered soft shell case accompany each instrument.

Order Fulfillment Time: Approximately 90-120 Days

The Exotic Cocobolo