This special snare drum was created in 2011 as part of a small run of five drums commissioned by Steve Maxwell to both pay tribute to Joe Morello following his passing and raise some funds for his wife.
The drum is a Craviotto hybrid/stacked shell in walnut/maple/walnut with 30 degree edges. It features double ended tube lugs, triple flanged hoops, AK strainer, diamond butt plate and Craviotto wires, and was – as you’ll see – number three of the five drums made. The other drums in the series were –
Drum #1: cherry/maple/cherry shell with 45 degree edge 14×5.5”
Drum #2: mahogany/maple/mahogany shell with Baseball Bat (rounded) edge 14×6.5”
Drum #4: maple/mahogany shell with 45 degree edge 14×5.5”
Drum #5: mahogany/maple shell with Baseball Bat (rounded) edge for top, 45 degree edge for bottom 14×7”
I got this drum in 2011 directly from Steve and while I have gigged it, it spends most of its time in a display case in my front room where I can enjoy it on a daily basis.