Exotic Purple Heart
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 manufacturers 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.

Inspired to design the ideal exotic steam bent snare drum shell, JNDC chose Central American Purple Heart wood because it is an extremely hard and dense material, yet a light weight wood for instrument construction. These physical attributes translate into an instrument with high density and low mass, which provide an ideal set of attributes for musical instrument design and construction. The tonal quality of the drum can best be described as bright and frosty with an incredible brilliance and vibrance reminiscent of a metal drum. These drums also possess a powerful mid-range and low-end register, along with the appropriate warmth associated with a wood shell.

Extraordinarily sensitive and articulate within all dynamic ranges, the JNDC Exotic Series Purple Heart 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. Bright nickel-plated solid brass single flanged hoops are available upon request.

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

Exotic Purple Heart