After a visit with David Northrup in 2017 at an Oak Ridge Boys show, and upon his suggestion, I decided to put out a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 12. The drum has done extremely well on the road, in clinics, and through Fork's Drum Closet.
One of the customers was William Dilla, and from his comment below, and former comments...he is really enjoying this drum. Every single person that has one simply seems to love this drum, and it is great to have this drum being used as much as it is.
Thank You William Dilla & David Northrup.....
"I've been playing this snare drum a lot lately...I just love the sound"