Black Swamp Unibody™ Solid Shell snare drums are bent, machined and assembled in house for some of the most dynamic and responsive orchestral drums available. Solid shells have an added dimension of body and sensitivity not found in other types of wood shell snare drums.
Unibody drums are available in a wide variety of Domestic and Exotic shell options.
Unibody shells are fully steam-bent, machined, finished and assembled in our facility.
Each Unibody shell has reinforcement rings installed to increase shell strength and integrity.
Unibody drums sound amazing and look exquisite. Grain pattern, color and figuring are all unique, enhancing their appeal.
Unibody Shell Options
Click a drum below to learn more about each shell option.
Why Consider a Unibody?
A drum shell constructed from a single ply resonates more uniformly and produces a noticeable, fundamental pitch in the instrument. This fundamental has a pure, impressive tone and exceptional response - all the way from delicate whispers to rambunctious roars.
We’re very discriminating when it comes to which shells make the cut. Besides sorting through lumber to find prime cuts, it may take several bends to get a proper shell, as cracks or defects may not present themselves until we’re well into the manufacturing process. With years of experience and fine tuning, every shell is made with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Unibody drums represent a full and varied selection of lumber options, each with unique grains, colors, patterns and expression to fit both your artistic style and musical tastes. The aesthetic of a Unibody can be very influential, looking as exquisite as it sounds.
Contact your preferred Black Swamp retail partner to purchase a Unibody snare drum.
We understand purchasing a drum with this level of response, performance and sophistication can be an investment. Feel free to reach out to us directly with specific questions you might have before making your decision.
How to Purchase
Included with every Unibody drum