Flint Percussion is a family business based in the North-West of England, established in 2005.
They began as a result of their young daughter wishing to play the marching drum in a local pipe band, but at only 10 years of age it was immediately apparent that the standard marching drum would be too heavy for her to carry and play. Coming from an engineering background, they began to look at redesigning these drums to reduce weight without impacting sound and material quality.
After several years of research and development, they invented the Suspended ShellTM system, where only the drum skins are in contact with the shell and tension is achieved on both skins through the shell itself via a surrounding cage. This resulted in the lightest high-tension marching snare drum ever made. Flint then went on to produce other drums using the same Suspended ShellTM system, offering a full range of ultra-lightweight marching drums.
Today, they supply these lightweight drums to clients around the world, including countries in North America, Oceania, Europe and the Middle East. They are experts in instrument manufacture and delivery and apply this experience to ensure all musical instruments they produce are of the highest quality upon arrival with our customers.
At the start of the pandemic, they were about to launch a new even lighter version of the high-tension marching snare drum and are still hopeful to enter the competition arena next year with this new drum.
Flint are constantly evolving their product range and are currently working on the development of a new snare wire with a unique ‘positive contact’ function.
All Flint products will be on display and available for testing on their trade stand at the UK Drum Show in Liverpool next April including not just marching drums but also unique drum kit snares including the World’s first ever dedicated ‘Reggae’ snare drum as played by UB40.