John Blackwell now has co-designed and approved two fantastic and powerful steel shell snare drums, a 6-1/2”x13” and a 5”x14” and he’s put his new badge on both! Get yours from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price with fast, Free Shipping!
John Blackwell's Signature snare drums feature a heavy, 1.2mm thick steel shell with a unique, wider flanged bearing edge. The 6.5"x13" model has a fat, punchy tone, while the 5"x14" offers a more traditional, versatile sound. Both models feature three air vent holes with removable plugs that allow a wide range in sound and feel. They are finished in polished black nickel-plating, shell and all hardware, look fantastic and will look great also when played with any finish drum set.
The John Blackwell Signature 6-1/2”x13” dimensions give you a sound that is fat and punchy, capable of higher than standard tuning but also comfortable in the mid-range of pitch. A great back-beat snare, its heavy steel Mighty Hoops will take hard playing and a million rim-shots easily. The snare drum uses 8 dual, low-mass lugs and the very sensitive and dependable MUS80ABN throw-off strainer.
The John Blackwell Signature 5”x14” size is the more traditional snare size, sitting in the middle of standard snare sizes and is for this reason a very versatile snare drum, playable in the range of pitch and tone most used for many kinds of music. It also is fitted the heavy steel Mighty Hoops that take hard playing so easily, in the 10-hole version with 10 dual, low-mass lugs as well as the very sensitive and dependable MUS80ABN throw-off strainer.
Both versions of the John Blackwell Signature Snare Drums carry the strength of steel and of steel’s focused power, in different ranges but both are also easily capable of nuanced and precision playing. John Blackwell’s playing attests to what these snare drums can do for you.
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John Blackwell Signature 5”x14” Steel Snare Drum
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