Gear History Of all the outstanding vintage snare drums that exist, picking 10 that rise to the top wasn't easy. But after ruminating on 35 years of phone calls, emails, and transactions, I made a list. What follows is not a roll call of the "popular," but instead a list of pricey, hard-to-find, and ultra-rare models. I name this lineup, "WOW.
Ultra-rare drum kits with the authentic sound and feel of a golden era. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London. Extremely rare instruments dating from the s to s were meticulously recorded at Abbey Road Studios using a mixture of period equipment alongside state-of-the-art recording chains that allow users to blend the best of old and new. An iconic symbol of the music industry since , Abbey Road has been the location of countless landmark recordings by artists such as The Beatles, U2, Kate Bush, Oasis, Kanye West and Radiohead, to name just a few. Abbey Road has pioneered many studio techniques and technologies, and is widely recognized as one of the most advanced recording, mixing and post-production complexes in the world. Also equipped with original calfskin heads, this kit is warm, chunky, and somewhat tighter than the Ebony kit.
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Your kits Snare drums There have been a fair few of these marching snares around over recent years but this one a model is in Green Silk Pearl not the first to be seen but sure does look good and unusual. The drum museum website is well worth a visit. Most of these drums were Chrome over Brass shells so they do sound superb. Quite a rare 70's snare maybe not rare enough for the new rarities page in Black Diamond Pearl finish.