Sleishman Drums

The different Drum

Every single Sleishman drum - from the Pro Series to complete Custom Builds -
features the patented fully "free floating Sleishman System".

Sleishman are the only drum company in the world to offer this.

What it means is only the drum heads touch the shells, providing pure and unadulterated drum tone.

No lugs means no overtones - just perfect tension, tuning and tone.

SLEISHMAN PATENTED FREE FLOATING DRUMS





Our patented suspension system truly brings drum shells to life and it completely separates our drums from any others available today.

It would be safe to say that this system is the only reason we are in business! 
Take an empty drinking glass, tap it and listen to its sustain. Then, lightly hold the glass and tap it again…a very different sound. You’ve killed the natural sustain of the glass. This simple exercise actually demonstrates the physical impact lugs and bolted fittings have on any given drum shell. Without the restrictions placed on it by sometimes more than twenty bolted fittings, the drum shell can now resonate to it’s full potential. 
Obviously, this is going to give you much more sustain in note length, increased volume levels (which in turn gives you more control over the instrument), and another benefit of our system is a massive amount of tone. 
In short, Sleishman Drums work at a far greater efficiency level than any other drum on the market.

THE SLEISHMAN SYSTEM VIDEO


FAQ

Q1. Can I tune my bottom head tighter than the top and vice versa?
A1. Nope. Tension is distributed evenly across the drum as a result of our Suspension System. The ring at the bottom of each system acts as an equalizer. The ring responds to tension placed on any bolt by perfectly balancing that tension across the drum. This makes Sleishman drums simple to tune and also creates a wide tuning range. Thinner heads on the bottom of our drums are slightly higher in pitch than the thicker 'batter' heads always. 

Q2. Can I buy just the systems themselves and source my own shells?
A2. Unfortunately not. We see the 'system' being the entire drum, not just the metal work. Shells and their bearing edges are incredibly important to creating our sound, so our standards have to be ensured. 

SLEISHMAN ORIGINS



Don Sleishman, has spent a lifetime in drums. He is a professional drummer with over 40 years playing experience.

Along with his absolute passion for playing, Don also has a natural inventive nature- one that has seen numerous world firsts and a truly unique approach to drum manufacture. It all started back in the sixties. Already a well known drummer in Sydney, Don became equally well known in the drumming community for his ability to improve the sound of friends and fellow drummers personal kits. Bearing edges, re-finishes, hardware repair. You name it, Don could enhance the quality of any drum.

RESO SPRINGS

IMPROVE THE SOUND OF YOUR FLOOR TOM INSTANTLY
Sometimes its the simple things that make all the difference.
Invented by Don Sleishman in 1980 as a further extension of his free floating philosophy. These clever spring steel feet come as standard on all Sleishman floors.


Sleishman RESO SPRINGS 
literally suspend the floor tom in the air just above the ground. This suspended state allows the drum to resonate at an improved level, as it is no longer sitting rigid on the floor.
They're too easy to fit and will instantly boost any floor tom's:
RESONANCE, TONE & VOLUME

Simply remove the rubber foot from your floor tom leg, slide the reso spring on and tighten with the key provided.

Sleishman Reso Springs

SLEISHMAN RESO SPRINGS



Sleishman Reso Springs

Sold in packs of three, Sleishman RESO SPRINGS fit
most major makes of leg up to 12.9mm in diameter.











TWIN PEDAL - PERFECT BALANCE

TWIN PEDAL VIDEO


sleishman Twin Pedal

With our patented pedal design, balance is now finally achieved... Its logical set up puts you into the center of your drum kit. The Sleishman Twin Pedal is the only one on the market that has exactly the same action for both left and right, without incorporating any bulky extension arms or universal joints. 

THERE IS NOTHING SLOWING YOU DOWN NOW... 

Both pedals are chain drive and have an effortless, free movement that is lightning fast and incredibly powerful. It's all due to perfectly balanced angles... Total symmetry across the entire pedal.


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