We first ran across the RBH Drum Company at last year’s PASIC convention, and were knocked out by the flawless workmanship and classic-looking snares and kits offered in the company’s Vintage line. Now it looks like RBH is on the move, as the custom shop has introduced its new Monarch line, which employs the time-honored mahogany-poplar-mahogany shell configuration.

Updating and upgrading this traditional method of drum construction not only produces a flawless, vintage-style drum shell, it also produces a deep, dark, warm, punchy, thicker, and tighter sound. Monarch drums are low in pitch with naturally controlled resonance, extremely musical, and relevant for a wide range of classical and contemporary drumming situations.