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Gigbag: June 2003

Zildjian/Noble & Cooley Special Edition Snare

Getting one of these money-metal drums before the collectors snatch them up will be a feat well worth the trouble. Limited to an edition of 500, this snare is a collaborative effort of cymbal-maker Avedis Zildjian and drum-maker Noble & Cooley, designed by industry innovator Bob Gatzen. The 4 3/4″ x 14″ drum shell is one piece of Zildjian’s famous cymbal alloy, fitted with Noble & Cooley’s solid brass, low mass nodal-mounted lugs and triple flange hoops as well as a solid brass, off-axis strainer and butt end. Each one is capped off with an Evans drumhead equipped with the MinEmad dampening system. zildjian.com, noblecooley.com

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