The CDS Conversion Drum is the brainchild of Doug Stronach and Hugh Cameron. With the depth of the shell reduced, but shell thickness increased, the drum responds quicker and is higher pitched and brighter than any full size drum on the market with far less head tension. Less head tension creates more air flowing through the drum resulting in more volume, clarity and projection. The drum was played by the Toronto Police Grade 1 band during the mid 2000s and won several Grade 1 drum corps prizes including the North American Championships at Maxville.
The Conversion kit can be purchased alone (so you can convert your existing drum) or purchased together as a finished drum. Several models are available in new and used form. Please ask any questions using the comment box when submitting your quote.
Depending on the type of hardware, the completed drum can weigh anywhere from 12-14lbs, making it one of the lightest options on the market. In addition to the reduced weight, players have noted that the greatly reduced footprint makes it easier to transport and carry the drum to and from engagements. Drum cases are available for the drum here.