Thursday, January 23, 2014

DW Drums Collector's Series Icon Snare Drums honoring Neil Peart premiered at NAMM 2014
4:40PM EST | comments (11) |

UPDATE - 1/30@9:45AM: The Icon drums are also featured in the NAMM 2014 Edge magazine (thanks Mark R).

UPDATE - 1/26@11:38AM: Here's a photo gallery of the DW Drums booth at NAMM from And here's a Facebook photo gallery showcasing the Rush stuff at NAMM from Clockwork Angels String Ensemble member Gerry Hilera.

UPDATE - 1/24@1:22PM: The Icon snare drums are featured in this YouTube video from the DW Drums booth at NAMM 2014 (thanks Eric at Power Windows).

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The 2014 NAMM show kicked off earlier this week in Anaheim, California, and DW Drums has premiered an all-new line of Icon snare drums which honor Neil Peart, Roger Taylor of Queen, and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. From the product brochure:

... The snare drum sizes and shell configurations are as played by each artist, with one dramatic new design element. The finish is painstakingly laser-cut, then hand-inlayed from a variety of jaw-dropping exotic wood veneers. For Neil Peart's drum, the Time Machine motif is realistically recreated in the wood, while Queen's ornate, Freddie Mercury-designed crest is depicted, as is Pink Floyd's famous Dark Side of the Moon prism and waveform image. Each drum is protected with clear gloss lacquer and includes Collector's Series® snare drum standard features such as our MAG throw-off system with 3P (3 position) buttplate, True-Hoops, True-Tone snare wires, True-Pitch tuning, and DW Heads by Remo USA®. Also included are a premium DW snare bag, certificate of authenticity, and a legend that describes the woods used for each specific drum. For more information on this iconic collection, visit: ...

Thanks to Mark R for the heads up.



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#11 - Posted 2/1/14 @6:59AM by jupeguy [contact]

#10 - Posted 1/24/14 @11:56AM by CraigJ [contact]

Well, sure, but that doesn't necessarily make it the ONE TRUE SNARE DRUM. Perhaps we should take it to Mt Doom and throw it in the lava - it seems to have a powerful controlling effect on people. In this fantasy Ray Danniels is Sauron.
#9 - Posted 1/24/14 @10:43AM by Denny Crane [contact]

Craig, agreed, but NEP is the one who calls his chrome Slingerland "Old Faithfull", not me. The new stuff he has with the fancy names are certainly snare drums, but the chrome one remains "Old Faithfull" His words, not mine.
#8 - Posted 1/23/14 @10:01PM by CraigJ [contact]

I should think that any snare that NEP wants to play is a true NEP snare drum. Hell, if he want's to play a plastic bucket good on him.
#7 - Posted 1/23/14 @8:14PM by jiminseattle [contact]

I did not know Russell Wilson was/is a Rush fan. Very interesting and a very nice guy. True humility in that one.
#6 - Posted 1/23/14 @7:44PM by Denny Crane [contact]

When I think of Neil Peart and snare drums I think of "Old Faithful" which is his chrome Slingerland. THAT is the only true NEP snare drum.
#5 - Posted 1/23/14 @7:26PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

KJ and Lisa Fly By Night on Facebook and Jim is still "Stars aglow like scattered sparks" from the Seattle win. Kinda like me with the Ravens last season.

And Russell Wilson is a Rush fan. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
#4 - Posted 1/23/14 @6:58PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

I must admit that I have said "BBB" as well, not that it will ever happen but it would be interesting to see if they could re-kindle the old magic. But perhaps all parties involved don't want to go there anyways so.... hey has kjbird flown the coop or what? Jim,Lisa???
#3 - Posted 1/23/14 @6:34PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

The same guy that sez BRING BACK BROON!!

Which will never happen...............
#2 - Posted 1/23/14 @6:24PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

How long before a certain someone shows up to tell us that Neil is a sell out and not to buy this drum, and that it's a piece of crap! Bets up.

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