Noble & Cooley Solid Shell Classic Special Edition Hackberry 5" x 14" Snare

$ 1,389.00

This is a 5" (depth) x 14" (diameter) drum.  It's #21 of 30 total (in all sizes); the initial 15 shells were finished in natural satin, while the second half of the run could be customized.  This one is finished in Trans Red Matte Lacquer and features black nickel tube hardware, flanged black nickel rims, and brass fittings, including the throw off, butt plate, and tension rods.

Here's what Noble & Cooley says about this model:

"The sound of the Hackberry SS Classic blends characteristics of both our Maple and Cherry: great mid-range with a nice sustain, and a crack that works well at both medium and high tunings.  The wood has interesting grain patterns that favorably blend peach colored tones with brown highlights.


"Striking a perfect combination of elegance and resonance, our SS Classic snare drum is a tried and true go-to for artists everywhere. As Noble & Cooley’s first product in the professional drum arena, the SS Classic solidified our reputation as the leading manufacturer and original maker of The World’s Best Drums. These snare drums were the first steam-bent, solid shell drums of the modern era. They have been used on countless recordings since their introduction in the early 1980s and continue to be the instruments of choice by professional players today.  


"1/4" solid rock maple (or other domestic hardwood) is hand-picked for grain consistency and run through a steam bending process dating back to the Civil War. Our single ply shells vibrate more freely than the multi-ply shells commonly used, giving our SS classic its warmth and legendary bite. 


"Our snare system includes the snares, the throw-off, and the snare beds, and comes with Noble & Cooley patented cam action snare wires designed to allow tight tensioning without choking the bottom. These vibrate beautifully at medium and loose tensions, and can be tuned up or down as needed. Our brass throw-off is smooth and simple, allowing the snare wires to be engaged or disengaged easily.


"Nodal Point technology is Noble & Cooley’s very own patent. By placing the lug post at the nodal point of the shell’s natural wavelength, we ensure that the intrinsic tone-creating vibration is unaffected by the mass of the lug. Instead of all drumhead sound, the shell itself adds to the ultimate tone of the drum.


"The bearing edge is the point of contact between the shell and the drumhead. The accuracy of this bearing edge determines the drums tone and tunability. Our edges are lathed to create maximum resonance and projection. True to 1/10,000th of an inch, our artfully customized drums have hand cut bearing edges that are checked twice on a machinist's grade granite flat, ensuring consistent pitch."

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