Sakae Rhythm, Japan.
My search for a live kit with ultimate projection and volume finally led me to Sakae Rhythm. Sakae were the makers of the famous Recording Custom series for Yamaha. I was looking for a drum kit with birch toms and a maple bass drum. In the end, there wasn’t much choice. The wait was considerable, but the finish and workmanship of these drums is outstanding. They are very much hand made drums and the playing experience is superb.
Sakae soundcheck video: