John Blackwell Signature Snare Drum
This Limited Signature Series was built in cooperation with the long time drummer for Prince and the New Power Generation, John Blackwell. John tried out several Hendrix snares and fell in love with the bright resonant tone, piercing attack, and sensitivity of African Padauk. The 14″ x 6″ size combined with the 1/4″ thin stave shell gives this drum optimum performance at any tuning , so much so, that John uses two of them for every gig; one cranked up for his main snare and the other is tuned low as his side snare. Only 30 of these were built.