1976 Legacy Beech

A rare piece of drum history rediscovered.

Made in tribute to Clive Adams & Mercury Drums.

This drum line has been made using new old stock, beech drum shells from 1976, recently discovered following the death of Clive Adams of Mercury Drums.
The shells were originally from a short lived UK drum company called Promuco. These perfect examples of seasoned beech drum shells have been used & stored by Mercury Drums until Clive’s passing in 2012.

HighWood Drums has produced this limited run of drums in honour of Clive and his years as a drum teacher, maker, restorer, and preserver of these fine examples of British musical engineering. Promuco Drums, created by Gerry Waller, established in Doncaster Yorkshire in 1974, they used technology developed for canisters used in parachute drops which needed to be flexible on impact.
The shells were formed of many very thin plies, like modern shells of today. Unusually the plies of wood have been formed diagonally on a 45 degree angle and each layer cross laminates the other.
The fact the shells have survived 30 years storage in their raw state is a testament to the quality of the shells and the technology which was far ahead of its time in the drum Industry.

The 76 Beech Legacy drums are available, made to order on a limited basis due to the limited quantity of shells available.

All drums feature:

  • Evans Heads
  • Gibraltar Components
  • Chrome fittings
  • HighWood UK Drum Wrap Finish.

Sizes 14″ snare drums: 4″ to 7″ in depth

13″ snare drums: 4″ – 6″ depths

Full kit: 13 rack tom, 16 floor tom & 22 x 14 bass drum, with or without 14″ matching snare.

*14″ floor tom also available to special order.

Special Offer

Order any Beech Legacy 4pc Kits & get £50 off – ONLY £750 Inc VAT for 13x 9, 16 x 16, 22 x 14 & 14″ Snare.

3 new finishes available

Black, Silver or Blue Sparkle as well as the Original Gloss such as White, Sky Blue, Metallic Gray/black & others.


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