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ODERY EYEDENTITY SERIES EYE.502

It is awkward to grip, being small and positioned under the four-position knob. Nonetheless it is a big sound which we tempered a little with lowered tuning and a small towel against the inner batter. Stunning finishes, top quality materials, superb attention to detail and exceptional value. We can only pick holes in a couple of things. This is just one of several Eyedentity shell lay-ups, all using top quality lumber. Like the elegant hump-backed bass drum ‘claws’ which are actually bolted to the hoops, so they always align perfectly and don’t end up spread all over the floor when you change heads. It is, though, quite stiff and can engage with a noisy clatter of snares on the bottom head. That way lay the benefits of power from the big shell but with a sweeter tone.

The squared bridge lugs are minimum contact with thick rubber plinths and attractive brass inserts, while wing nuts have a distinctive ergonomic ‘S’ shape. Pros Value for money. Cons Complex snare strainer. In a world of drums which have more similarities than differences it is a breath of fresh air to encounter Odery. The Eyedentity has graded shells with the bass and snare drums thicker than the toms. The adjustment knob can be clicked into no less than four positions.

Our Verdict Stunning finishes, top quality materials, superb attention to detail and exceptional value. This is no bad thing since the perceived pitch drops quickly over distance. The Eyedentity has graded shells with the bass and snare drums thicker than the toms.

In a world of drums which have more similarities than differences it is a breath of fresh air to encounter Odery. All other chrome plating on lugs and brackets etc, is excellent.

This would seem true of the toms, which are brisk, bright and resonant. Tuned medium-high there is clarity combined with body. Pros Value for money.

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Cons Complex snare strainer. Unlike many other relatively new and keenly-priced companies, Odery avoids generic parts. Unlike bass pedals we reckon strainers need as few adjustments as possible. Odery’s has more settings than you can shake a stick at.

But once ryedentity get used to it, it works. Starting with ‘off’, you then go to ‘too-loose-to-be-of-any-use’, followed by ‘slightly-too-loose-funky’, to ‘slightly-too-tight general purpose’. Rim shots are correspondingly vivid and dancey while cross-sticks are nicely perky too, ideal for your Brazilian sambas and bossas. But you may prefer percent bubinga with Bubinga Explosion finish, or percent North American maple with a choice of three finishes: Image 1 of 2 Odery avoids generic parts – just about everything is designed from scratch.

Just about everything is designed from scratch with some impressive results. It all looks expensive and with the way Odery is tastefully etched into the metal badges and isolation mounts, affirms Odery’s mission to produce standout drums.

And played bang in the centre the beat remains bright and resonant, which is not always overy case. The shells are of course birch, which is known as seriee focused wood, and the four toms are certainly well balanced.

Multi-positions might sound like a cool idea but in practice we find they’re redundant, more of a hindrance than a help. We reckon 6-inch is an under-used but versatile depth, resulting in a beefy tone without being sludgy.

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The two floor toms have their own legs while the bass drum has huge spurs – the sort of mega-struts you’d normally associate with, say, a top-spec Sonor. The squared bridge lugs are minimum contact with thick rubber plinths and attractive brass inserts, while wing nuts have a distinctive ergonomic ‘S’ shape. Odery offers a good selection of alternative drum sizes and we should mention one other shell pack – the Eye.

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Having said all that, the sound of the snare drum gets a solid thumbs-up. Now, before dealing with the snare sound, there’s the question of the fancy strainer.

This type of edge acts like a guitar bridge and theoretically you get more eysdentity the flavour of the head and less infusion of timbre from the shell. The review set’s birch shells are carefully finished on the inside too, with a slight nap and light seal. Tuning takes just a few smooth turns of the bolts and the fitted Evans G1s are further fye.502 Odery does not cut corners.

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An aggressive tone, edgy and slamming. The most obvious wow-factor is the glorious Tigerwood exotic veneer. We can only pick holes in a couple of things. Like the elegant hump-backed bass drum ‘claws’ which are actually bolted to the hoops, so they always align perfectly and don’t end up spread all over the floor when you change heads. A couple of easily sorted hardware quibbles aside, Odery’s Eyedentity is an exciting alternative to the norm.

For clamping the toms to your stands, two single New Project holders are also included. Second is the chrome plating on the 1. Scandinavian birch with Tigerwood veneer, North American maple, African kdery.