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today17 July, 2017


We are really excited to welcome Masshoff and Drumazon to The UK Drum Show. We’ve been massive fans of what Udo Masshoff has been developing not only in terms of his one of a kind custom snare drums and drum sets but also we’re big fans of his drum sound school based out of Frank Zappa Street in Berlin (how cool is that!)

Udo is a platinum awarded drum sound designer and luxury drum maker. He has been in the business for more than two decades and has shaped the drums and drum sounds on more than 500 productions, this guy knows Drums!

Masshoff Snares have made it in to the snare drum arsenals of drummers such as Charlie Watts, have been sampled by Native Instruments for the immensely popular ‘Studio Drummer’ sample library and feature on countless hit records across the world by request of some of the worlds most discerning producers.


About the Hot Rod

This drum has been built from the ground up by Udo and when we saw it completed on his work bench we just had to have it!. What arrived yet again surpassed expectation visually and sonically.

One thing the pictures don’t show you is how incredibly solid this drum is. The shell is solid die cast steel and features reinforcing rings top and bottom. This allows the drum to be extremely powerful and precise at the same time.


Masshoff snares sound incredible, and if you follow Udo’s drum tuning methods, this drum propels to another dimension. Udo’s entire drum building concept has been to use the very best parts in order to not only achieve a fantastic finish, but to deliver an uncompromising sound. The Shell, Hoops, Snare Wires, Lugs and the Finishing are all done in house and by hand and you can hear the love in these drums as much as you can see it. Masshoff say an average drum consists of around 200 parts, in the process of building a Masshoff snare, this can sometimes and usually be up to 800+ parts.

In summary, these are truly special instruments, A Masshoff snare will last a lifetime and deliver joy every time you play it. We are very particular about what brands we stock, states Drumazon and can say with certainty that Masshoff is up there with the best & finest drums we have ever had the pleasure to represent!

14 x 5.5 Solid Die Cast Steel Shell with Reinforcing rings
24 Strand 100% hand made snare wire
Masshoff patented five-point venting system
Fitted with laser etched Masshoff Die-Cast Hoops
Custom hand painted Hot Rod Edition One Of A Kind
Finished inside with relic style black chrome / red interior and red felts
Stunning 1940’s Slingerland inspired single piece lugs
Trick snare strainer
Exclusive red piano felt gaskets, to isolate all hardware parts from the shell, removes unwanted high ring frequencies, further rounding the sound
Fitted with Evans Level 360 drum heads
Hand Made in Berlin by Udo Masshoff

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Written by: The UK Drum Show

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