Designed to complement the CD Maple drum kits, these snare drums are traditional and pure sounding. Made of all maple ply construction, these are built with different shell thicknesses to optimize the tone of each size snare size. The CD snare provides all the attack and warmth that drummers love about Maple snare drums. With a similar ambient sound and wide tuning range like the CD Maple drum sets, these snares are a great addition to any kit.
Rather than place a single vent hole on the shell simply for manufacturing convenience, N&C did their research. They found that multiple, strategically and symmetrically placed venting holes made a significant difference in both the sound and feel of the drum.
Noble & Cooley uses different ply configurations for different diameter shells. After realizing one single ply configuration did not provide optimal tone for different shell sizes, they researched, tried, and tested until they successfully created the best sounding combination.
- 14 x 6.5 6mm 100% Maple Shell
- CD Maple Lug
- Matching 10 Lug Wood Hoops
- Finished in Honey Maple Gloss
- N&C Chrome on Brass Throw Off
- N&C Cam Lever Snare Wire
- Fitted with Evans Heads
- N&C Cam Action Lever Snare Wire
- Hand Made and Custom Built by N&C in America
More About N&C.
We are very proud here at Drumazon to be exclusively representing Noble & Cooley Drums in the UK. This is a brand that we have all been life long fans of and it is an absolute privilege to be stocking these drums.
Noble and Cooley started in 1854 and are now being ran by the 6th and 7th generations of the Cooley Family. By the mid 1980's N&C were in the beginning stages of leading what would become the 'Custom Drum Movement', offering new pioneering approaches to drum design and finishing. Products started to come thick and fast such as the Solid Shell Kits & Snares (SS Series) , the Star series drums which probably were the worlds first short depth toms and the Horizon series offered up the original hybrid shell, all ideas way ahead of their time that are now imitated by many other brands. All these drums offered more innovations such as nodal point mounting, precise bearing edge design, symmetrical venting and furniture grade finishing.
If you haven't come across N&C drum sets, you probably have seen, played or heard one of their Snare Drums. Many professional drummers and recording studios have at least 1 or 2 N&C snares in their inventory. N&C offer some of the worlds finest Solid Shell, Ply Shell and Alloy Shells available, they also made a very famous snare in collaboration with Zildjian in the early 90's now in high demand on the vintage market.
The company is still located in Granville, Massachusetts, all their drums are hand made, hand finished and are built to last. Whether you buy a Kit or a Snare, Noble and Cooley drums will deliver pure joy! The way they play, the way they sound, the way they look, even the way N&C pack them, they are very special. These are drums from the worlds best drum makers that will hand down to future generations and continue what already is a great American Story.