There is a lot to love about local drum manufacturer Gas Drums. Hand made in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, owner Scott Green builds each kit with precision, using only the highest quality materials to ensure a superior sound. In 2016, the Australian manufacturer has expanded their market, introducing the all-new Gas Bass MCM.
If you’re unsure exactly what an MCM is, it is basically a type of microphone where sound striking a diaphragm causes a coil to vibrate within a magnetic field, thus creating an electrical impulse – basically the reverse operation of a loud speaker. The Gas Bass MCM is ideal for bass drums, as its frequency range can deliver huge amounts of bottom end and fills in all the missing lows the conventional bass drum mic will not pick up.
Built into a 10” acrylic shell, mounting comes through the form of a single floor tom block on the shell that slots into a removable bass drum hoop mounted L arm. The mounting on the Gas MCM is designed to have less weight and less hardware to carry around and also less floor space taken up to create ease of use and positioning. Gas Drums can also customise the casing, adding brand or band logos on the front mesh head, just contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Pick up a Gas Bass MCM for only $569, a once off offer running until the end of April – exclusive to Mixdown Magazine. For more details, visit gascustomdrums.com.