Oriollo is a true labor of love by Vukan Karadzic and his artisan drumsmiths fabricating by the river of Danube in Serbia.
We started as a drum shell manufacturer, supplying seamless metal drum shells to many big and small drum manufacturers.
In spring 2015 we introduced our first snare drum - the Phantom.
In December 2016 we started offering world's first seamless spun aluminum drum kits.
Unlike a typical custom drum company, we're producing many components in-house. Starting from the shells, to lugs, throw off, badges, snare wires, hoops ...
So, from the very start we chose to innovate, not replicate.
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Proudly offering only seamless metal!
The shells we create are uncompromising - always seamless, high-quality metal, spun and drawn or cast and machined with 100% perfect edges.
That's why our snare drums are such fine instruments, offering a unique balance of tone, attack, depth and resonance.
We always got asked why are seamless spun shells better than rolled and welded shells.
The difference is not only in the seam/weld. The metal spinning process actually improves the raw material metallurgically by realigning grain structures.
In other words, repeated passes with the tool work hardens the material and creates a stronger shell. Combine that structural integrity and strength of the shell with its thinness and you have a shell that differs a lot from a shell made of the same material but rolled and welded - you have a highly resonating shell.
We're very proud that the beginnings of extractive metallurgy are in Serbia.
The first evidence of the extractive metallurgy dates from the 5th and 6th millennium BC and was found in the archaeological sites of Majdanpek, Yarmovac and Plocnik, all three in Serbia.
The archaeological site of Belovode in Eastern Serbia contains the world's oldest securely dated evidence of copper making at high temperature, from 5,500 BC, belonging to the Vincha culture.
The tin-bronze foil from the site of Plochnik, dated to circa 4650 BC, is the earliest known tin-bronze artefact anywhere, extending the record of bronze making by about 1500 years.