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AK 5x14" Damion Reid Signature Snare Drum
Adrian Kirchler, founder of AK Drums in Italy has created something very special: The Damion Reid Signature Snare. Inspired by the world-class percussionist Damion Reid, Adrian has used his talents as a craftsman and engineer to come up with a snare wire system that captures Damion’s unique sound, style and expressiveness. Mr. Kirchler starts with a two piece copper shell, adds his innovative vintage style hoops, brass hardware, and then finishes the drum with 6 silk snare wire cables that fan out in groups of 2. These cables then wrap around holes on the other side of the resnonat hoop, instead of being fed into a traditional butt-plate on the outside of the shell. The silk snare wire cables then return 180° back to the throw-off, creating 12 strands accross the resonant head. The drum remains sensitive at all points on the head and has a warm vintage tone only heard in the AK copper shell. This snare drum design creates a sound as unique as the drummer who inspired it. These drums are available in the USA only through Steve Maxwell and come in a 5x14 and 7x14 size. We were fortunate to have Damion in the shop to do the sound file for these drums. This snare includes an AK bag and drum key.
Be sure to check out Damion playing this model in the sound file at the top right of the page!