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.
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.
Steel Loving You Snare Drum
ASBA and steel, a love story made famous thanks to Christian Vander, founder and drummer of the mythical band MAGMA.
The Steel Loving You is a hyper precise sound delivering a very controlled sustain. Steel is an incredibly versatile shell delivering well across the tuning spectrum too. The model offered here has triple flanged hoops, there is also an option to have this drum with DieCast hoops.
14 x 5.5 1.3mm Steel Shell
Bevelled 45 degree edges
Triple Flanged Hoops
Integrated Air hole, drum key holder design on every tom
Shell and Hardware adheres to original ASBA exclusive design and production methods