|"Great Snare Drums."
(Triumph, Metalworks studios)
"Lots of Luck with your great sounding snare drums!"
(Drummer- The Mike Bullard Show)
"Sounds great! "
(Instrucrtor, Educator, Juno-Award winning drummer - the Philosopher Kings)
"I've had some very good comments about
the snare drum when playing live and the
sound is impressing almost everyone that
hears it :o) The sound engineers at our
gigs were amazed by it's sound and the
lack of engineering needed to be put
into it's sound production...just mic,
plug and play.....and keep the level
low... the volume is amazing!! I've had
lots of interest from other drummers who
heard it and there was one guy in
particular who was drooling all over
it!! Musicians from different bands
couldn't beleive their ears and several
of them brought their drummers too later
gigs just to hear the snare sound"
Here's the review. Hope you find it
Thanks a lot, Gabor
First of all, thanks a lot for this
awesome musical instrument. The drum
exceeds my expectations which, I can
tell you, were really high. I have a
short version for the review: this drum
sings. But let's go into the details a
I find this drum very sensitive, the
stick response is great even at softer
volume. The shell has plenty of
resonance and body, yet I don't feel
that the sound is too 'heavy' or
something. The only heavy thing here is
the shell but I like it a lot. We,
Hungarians would describe this feature
of the drum like " Van be! nne anyag. "
I guess you know what
this means.:-) I'm sure that the
thickness of the shell and your
soundrings/ extra bearing edges
contribute to the articulate and well
defined sound-character of this snare
drum. Metal shell usually produce a huge
amount of ring, but my Potyondi is very
well balanced is this respect
as well. And I find the 42-strand wires
the perfect choice for this shell - they
cooperate, or live together with the
shell nicely. The snare sound becomes
part of the drum's overall sound & I
don't feel for a second that the wires
and the shell go on separate ways, if
you know what I mean.
Despite what some folks say (the
competition), I find this cast shell
versatile & highly applicable in most
musical styles & situations. And this
goes for both studio work & live
All in all, I'm happy to own a Potyondi
Custom Cast Iron snare drum. I will use
this instrument during the recording
sessions I'm planning for this year and
of course for many years to come. This
drum is a 'keeper', and that's a fact,
not a promise.
Thanks a million once again for building
this excellent drum for me.
All the best,
(Band: Tazman Ordog / Tasmanian Devil -
Metal Works Recording Studio
...use POTYONDI Custom Cast Iron and
Custom Steel Shell snare drums for their
raw power and distinctive tone.
The Hit Factory Recording Studio
..use the POTYONDI Custom Steel Shell snare drum for it's well-rounded reliable tone.
"The Sweetest sounding overtone from a metal drum that I've ever heard. I just love it, because it records so well."
(Mainway Studio, drummer- The Kings)
Although I expected the snare drum you
sold me to be nice, I am very surprised
by the sound. I have owned a few solid
metal and high end metal snare drums in
my time. The list includes:
Ayotte-Keplinger, DW Cast Bronze,
Dunnett Stainless steel and an Origional
Noble&Cooley-Zildjian. My Potyondi
sounds better than any of these.
When I read your review it mentioned how
versatile your drums are. I didn't
believe it because most of my previous
solid metal snares were only good for
loud rock n roll. I can see myself using
my new Potyondi in all types of music.
In fact I had planned that it would be
my aux. snare drum. I own a solid maple
(lathed)snare drum made by LUKA. It is
an incredible drum but I think I may
actually use your snare drum more.
Anyway, Thanks so much. I am truly blown
Im glade the drum arrived in good shape
& am glade you like the drum
The # 1 on the badge stands for the ,
that your drum is the very first
aluminum drum I ever built .
if you get a chance can you please show
it to some of the drum stores in you"r
all the best
On 19-Jan-06, at 12:17 PM, Christophe
I got my new snare drum today, safely
packed and ready to be played !
I'm very pleased with it (nope, that's
an understatement : I'm thrilled) and it
really does have just the type of voice
I was looking for. I look forward to the
week-end when I can take more time to
experiment and play it, and to my next
band practice & studio recording with
Thanks for making such a great sounding
drum, I definitely made a good choice
With best regards and thanks again,