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13 x 6 Nomad (Will Calhoun signature snare)

13 x 6 Nomad (Will Calhoun signature snare)

13 x 6 Nomad (Will Calhoun signature snare)

13 x 6 Nomad (Will Calhoun signature snare)

Overview

The shell of the Nomad snare is made of 1.2mm thick brass, which really allows the snare to sing. The 45-degree bearing edge contributes to that sound, as it allows the drumhead to make optimal contact with the shell. With its 13-inch diameter, this snare has an open, bright character and a very sensitive response, no matter if you tune it high or low. The 6-inch deep shell gives the drum plenty of volume and a beautiful, warm and open sound.

Thanks to the Sonic Saver hoops, shell resonance has been optimised and rimclicks and rimshots have a great sound that is well balanced with the open snare sound. With the Cylinder-Drive snare strainer, it's easy to adjust how tight you want the steel snare wires against the resonant head.

The snare drum has a Sirocco Burst finish and it's adorned with a number of nomadic African Adinkra “Sesa Wo Suban” symbols representing life transformation. The drum weighs in at a hefty 4.6kg. The shell is brushed and plated with a combination of copper (the light central band) and black nickel.

This is another one of those drums that comes up for sale very rarely and commands a really high price when it does!

Original review text: Warren Armstrong

Main image taken by me for Sound Attak in Colchester

Other images courtesy of Warren Armstrong, Mapex Japan, Julio from Neko Music in Japan and Jason Vazquez. Thanks a million folks!

Specifications

  • Catalogue Ref:
    BPBR3601LNM
  • Shell Size:
    13"x6"
  • Shell Construction:
    Brass
  • Shell Thickness:
    1.2mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Sirocco Burst
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    Nickel plating (hoops and tension rods). Chrome (lugs)
  • Lug Casings:
    High Tension Tube
  • Number of Lugs:
    8
  • Hoops:
    Sonic Saver
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Cylinder-Drive
  • Catalogue Ref:
    BPBR3601LNM
  • Shell Size:
    13"x6"
  • Shell Construction:
    Brass
  • Shell Thickness:
    1.2mm
  • Shell Finish:
    Sirocco Burst
  • Bearing Edge:
    45˚
  • Hardware Finish:
    Nickel plating (hoops and tension rods). Chrome (lugs)
  • Lug Casings:
    High Tension Tube
  • Number of Lugs:
    8
  • Hoops:
    Sonic Saver
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Cylinder-Drive

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Rarity (on release)

Uncommon
Uncommon
Difficult to find nowadays

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