I set out to create a distinct sound, and that is precisely replicated in each different size of the 1.5 Steel Series. That was paramount to me, and always will be. Bringing back the 15" Snare Drum to the industry, and introducing a complete line was/is another one of my priorities. Steel was a rather maligned metal in this business for years, but it is where my ears have always taken me. It will be the only metal I will ever work in.
I am not a manufacturer who will ever change what I do, but again...I understand completely why, and all of the reasons a player is looking for something specific and would ask. It can be very difficult to find your sound, and be as comfortable as you can possibly be with all of the factors involved.
What I do here, and always have...Is recommend out different manufacturers/bilders/importers for what your looking for. These are people that I know you will get a quality drum from when you go to a Dealer. And if you are an Artist for them, and working directly with them, you can rely on them. Now, what they do might not be your choice, but they are reputable, are skilled, by and large deal strictly in original ideas, and are professional. I know a lot of people, by no means is this list inclusive. I will follow up on this in another article and add to this list for sure.
In no particular order....
Tempest Handmade Drums
Trick Drums USA
Dunnett Classic/George Way Drum Co.
A & F Drum Co.
Chicago Drum Co.