Sakae Artist: Rena Beavers

Rena (pronounced Rene) Beavers is a Southern California based drummer originally from the central California area. As a young boy, Rena discovered music while attending church, as well as the sounds of Motown, classic rock, and more… "If it was on the radio I listened to it," says Rena. "I played on anything and everything that resembled a drum!"

By the time Rena reached college Rena was immersed in the sounds of jazz and blues (as well as soul and funk), and he had the opportunity to put his skills to use in the school's night jazz band. This afforded him the opportunity to perform with many jazz notables, including Conti Candoli, Bill Watrous, Pete Christlieb, and Ernie Watts among others. After a stint in Nashville, Rena moved back to Los Angeles, where he became the first call drummer at a local venue, backing special guests Jimmy Vivino, Kal David, Chris Cain, John Primer, John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Kirk "Eli" Fletcher and others. During this time period, Rena met blues guitar great Coco Montoya, and has held the drum chair with him for several years. Rena and Coco are currently on tour throughout the USA and Europe.

Rena endorses Remo drumheads, Snareweight, Carmichael Throne Company, Ahead Armor Cases, BDM Mic Clips, Cympad and Future Sonics. He also uses Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks and Earasers.

The craftsmanship is second to none; every single part from the shell to the lugs to the hardware work seamlessly together, and that’s no easy feat! Sound Quality is the most important thing to me as a working drummer, and the 'Sakae Sound' is what first caught my ear. Sakae drums produce a very balanced sound from drum to drum to drum and at all dynamic levels. Sakae makes it easy for me to 'Groove Responsibly' and I am honored to be part of the Sakae family.

Rena Beavers

Rena's Set-Up

Almighty Series

Select, 6 ply North American Maple shells. Heavier lugs help to focus vibration and sound transmission to the shell edge. Cradle Mounting System for tone isolation.

  • 22 x 18 Bass drum
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 13 Floor tom

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