British Drum Company IMP Series Shell Pack in Kensington Knight
The British Drum Company are not just continuing this countries fine tradition of drum kit manufacture, they're taking it to whole new level.
Portability, Power, Projection...
Packing a punch that far exceeds its size, the IMP is a professional level, portable kit with a killer bass drum and punchy toms.
Finished inside and out in BDC's legendary Kensington Knight finish and crafted using the same cold-press moulding process as the Legend and Lounge Series. The tone is beautifully warm, deep and has unrivalled projection from any other kit in its class. In addition, the IMP’s shell sizes have been optimised to complete the specification and deliver a shell projection to rival the volume of a much larger kit.
The IMP has lots of attitude and is quite simply remarkable.
"Cold Press Moulding" is key to the British Drum Co's signature sound. Using years of experience in wood working and drum shell manufacture they believe the secret to there sound and the key to a stable drum shell is the absence of heat when pressing and moulding the shells. BDC's timber and shells are allowed to naturally acclimatise to the surrounding environment before and after being moulded. Regarded as the finest shells reviewed by Geoff Nichols of Rhythm Magazine.
The IMP drum kit is fitted with the elegant “Palladium” hardware. When designing the lugs and claws BDC took inspiration from the architectural and automotive designs of the Art Deco period which resulted in an instant classic look. The lug range comprises of a small single lug (for Legend toms), a large single lug (for Legend bass drums), a short double lug (for snares and Lounge toms), and a long double lug (for deep Lounge toms and Lounge bass drums). Made from the same cast alloy, the claws echo the lug styling and are completed with Shore 60 hardness moulded rubber gaskets to protect wooden hoops. The same Art Deco theme continues into the Palladium tom brackets which uniquely attach to our shells with vertically aligned fixings that don’t stiffen up the shell like other mounts, allowing the shells to resonate a full 360 degrees without dead spots. BDC's tom brackets have internal chevron features designed to clamp 10.5mm and 12.5mm diameter L-arms and floor tom legs securely while totally eliminating rotation. Self-aligning and visually integrated memory locks finish the clean look and ensure repeatable positioning.
The IMP shell is a combination of maple, tulip and birch, arranged to optimise volume and projection.
Imp Bearing Edge
BDC's precision hand-cut 30-degree round-over bearing edges increase head-to-shell vibration and boost output.
Imp Snare Drum
Available to purchase separately is a 12 x 5.5 same specification snare drum.
This shell pack contains:
- Bass Drum - 16" x 10"
- Rack Tom - 10" x 6"
- Floor Tom - 13" x 10"
- Single Tom Holder
- Floor Tom Legs
- Bass Drum Riser