Noble And Cooley Solid Ply Maple Snare Drum 5x14 Gloss/Brass
The Noble & Cooley SS Maple Classic Snare Drum is an industry legend. It is the stage and studio standard, and few professional drummers don't own at least one of these remarkable instruments. The SS Maple Classic was Noble & Cooley's initial offering in the professional drum arena, and served to establish our reputation as a manufacturer of "The World's Best Drums."
SOLID SHELL: The heart of this drum is the shell. We take a piece of 1/4" solid rock maple (or other domestic hardwood), hand-picked for grain consistency, and run it through a steam bending process that hasn't changed since the Civil War. A single piece of wood will vibrate far more freely than a piece constructed of multiple plies. Accordingly, a single ply shell will vibrate (resonate) more freely than the multi-ply shells that are most commonly used in drum manufacture. This resonance is what gives the SS Classic its characteristic warmth and legendary bite. These drums are available in Maple, Oak, Cherry, Beech, and Tulip either 3 7/8", 5" or 7" deep for a completely customizable sound.
NEW ENGLAND ROCK MAPLE: Noble & Cooley introduced the SS Classic in maple in 1983. It is still the industry standard for its versatility. Solid maple is a resonant wood with rich, warm tones and great sustain.