Noble & Cooley Signature Series U 5.5" x 14" Snare

$ 774.00

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Introducing “U,” the first Noble & Cooley signature snare drum in our long, celebrated history.  The design of this drum is a collaboration between us and Ulysses Owens Jr, a three-time Grammy Award winning drummer and Juilliard educator.

The U snare drum features our coveted Horizon shell, a maple and mahogany hybrid with horizontal ply orientation - built to resonate more uniformly and mimick the strong attack of a solid shell. It has the warmth and punch of maple with a darker tone brought by the plies of mahogany. The 8-lug design of the drum and minimal finish keeps it lightweight and full of life.


Horizon Series maple ply shell with added mahogany plies, 14” diameter with a unique 5.5” depth and 45-degree bearing edges.


A thin protective layer of clear satin lacquer to allow the wood to breath and resonate.


8 polished brass tube lugs with single mounted point at the center of the drum for optimal resonance, with triple flanged chrome rims.


Polished brass throw-off and butt-end with Noble & Cooley patented Cam Action snare wires designed to allow tight tensioning without choking the bottom.


Evans G1 Coated on the batter side with Evans snare side 300 for a wide dynamic and controlled snare sound.


Custom “U” wood burn logo presented “by Noble & Cooley,” only available on this signature series drum.

Autographed Signature Series serial number label on interior of shell.

Our goal in working together with Ulysses was to create a high-quality, great sounding, American-made snare drum.  And that’s just what we did.  In addition, we wanted this to be one of the most accessible Noble & Cooley snare drums available in the market.  The key to achieving that was to manufacture this drum using batch-processing, something we don’t get to do often when making custom drums one-by-one.

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