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ASBA is a French drum company who started out in 1927 when Alfred Boudard designed what would become the first music stand. Throughout the decades ASBA would go on to innovate the first double sided adjustable snare strainer which featured on their Super Revelation snare drum, the first boom cymbal stand and the Caroline bass drum pedal famously sold under licence in the USA by Ludwig. The Caroline pedal was used by many notable drummers in the 70's including Mitch Mitchell.
Between the late 40's and the early 80's ASBA drums, percussion and hardware grew in popularity throughout the world eventually enjoying distribution in 25 countries. Unfortunately in 1983 ASBA closed the doors and ceased manufacture due to increasing competition from the Asian market.
In 2016 Guillaume Pornet decided to relaunch the ASBA name and manufacturing of the drums back in France. The first two prototype kits debuted at the BagShow at the Moulin Rouge in 2017 and received extremely good feedback from visitors and the music press.
By 2018 a complete team was established including the production facility in Lyon where the the new line up of ASBA drums are exclusively built.
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