Vintage rounded bearing edge on top, modern 45 degree bearing edge on the bottom for more crispness.
The Snares feature S-Hoops on the top side, and a special open, triple-flanged steel hoop on the bottom.
Another special feature is a set of three dampening rings that are available in different widths (Light, Medium and Heavy dampening). Any range of overtone dampening can be achieved by using them separately or combined.
As a touring Pro, Gavin has to tune and exchange heads on a regular basis. Over the years he developed his own technique, which led to the development of a set of two special designed tuning keys. The Protean keys make the exchange of heads and tuning, easier, faster and more convenient.
Gavin designed three special 8 strand snare wire configurations. The standard assembled snare wire is the “Straight 8”, which features 8 Stainless Steel strands in the center position. Available in the Premium Edition are: “EQ”- features 8 Bronze strands off center. “Spacer” - features 8 Brass strands in different diameter and unique spacing in between the strands.
The snares are available in a Standard and Premium Edition: The Standard Edition includes the snare, a set of 3 dampening rings and 2 Protean tuning keys. The Premium Edition additionally includes a unique Protean case, made by Hardcase UK. The case contains the “EQ” and “Spacer” snare wires, secured in a wooden box, separated from the drum itself.