Greg's Drum Shop
Greg's Drum Shop


Savoie Glow Drums
built with RCI Acrylic Shells - LED Lighting - Yamaha Harware
One of a Kind Drum Kit

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Savoie Glow Drums




Savoie Glow Drums - RCI White Acrylic Shells


5 x 14 snare

There is a lot to learn about this drum set.  The first thing that you need to know is that this is not a gimmick "glow" kit.  This is a very serious, high-end, incredible sounding drum kit.  Here's why....

RCI Acrylic Shells:
This drum kit starts with RCI White Acrylic Shells.  RCI simply makes the best sounding acrylic shells.  Period.   The acrylic and acrylic welding technique matters a lot.  RCI uses American made Cell Cast Acrylic for their shells.  They have developed an acrylic welding technique that is Patent Pending.  This part of the equation is incredibly important.  Acrylic is available as Cell Cast, Extruded or Injection molded.  This is as different to the sound as maple, birch and poplar.  The technique in building the shells is as important as the technique is with wood. 

Acrylic can get a bad rap as a drum material due to lesser quality shells.  Acrylic is getting more popular lately, so several drum companies are importing injection molded (seamless) shells.  Their tone and tuneability is limited.  They have a reputation of sounding "boingy" sound.  RCI Cell Cast Acrylic shells are 1/4" thick and have a warm tone with lots of depth.  They can be tuned low, high or anywhere in between.  They react very well to different heads.  They are an exceptionally versatile shell.   Acrylic became very popular in the 70's and the Ludwig Vistalite drums sound amazing.  They reason they went out of favor is because Acrylic became too expensive.    My point is this.  This RCI Acrylic kit is built with the finest Acrylic Shells you can buy.  And yes!  They are very expensive shells!  But worth it!

LED Lighting:

I used High Density RGB LED Lighting which offers better color options than standard LED Lights.  The shells glow with vivid color that even my high Definition camera can not capture.  The settings are controlled by a remote control or you can hook up the system to an existing band's light system.  The lighting system is very versatile with several options for solid colors, fades and flashes.  You can control the brightness for the lighting as well as the speed of the fades and flashes.  You can pause the fades to capture the exact color you want.  I often connected the drums to my bands LED light controller so the drums changed along with the band lights.  The drums look amazing on stage!  The connections are fast and easy.  It only takes a few minutes to connect all the drums at a show. 

Racing Stripes:
The black vinyl racing stripes are no adhesive vinyl.  They were attached to the acrylic with a mist of water.  They will not come off on their own; however, they would be very easy to remove with a hair dryer if desired. 

I chose Yamaha hardware for several reasons: 

Yamaha Nouveau Lugs:  These quick release lugs make it incredibly quick and easy to change heads.  You simply lossen the tension rods and the lugs come of the shell without needing to completely remove the tension rods.  The lugs are black, which looks perfect with this drum kit.

Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System - YESS:
The secret of our YESS system is twofold: First, it provides minimum contact of hardware with shell; second, it connects that hardware at the nodal point* of the drum - the point at which it will not interfere with shell vibration. Nylon bushings on rod clamps afford maximum stability. The YESS system permits toms to be placed close together, and does not interfere with quick head changes

Ball Mount & Clamp
A tribute to Yamaha design technology, our original ball mount and clamp has gone through very few modifications over the years. A large, ultra-hard resin ball sits in an attractive chromed housing, held in place with a titanium ergonomic wing bolt. It is the ultimate drummer-friendly mount, offering non-slip positioning virtually anywhere the drummer can imagine. Additionally, it permits tuning of the bottom head by simply rotating the drum.

Included in the Sale:
4 toms, bass drum & snare drum
Bass Drum Tom Mounts
2 tom mounts
2 sets of floor tom legs