DW and Randall May Join Forces to Offer Acoustic EQ Snare Drum
Acoustic EQ is an advanced venting system that enables drummers to variably control the amount of air leaving the drum via a series of precision gates that are cut into the shell. The result is a drastic change in tone that is amplified when a microphone is placed near the outside of the shell. Both rows of narrow vents may be independently adjusted to achieve the desired sound, and drummers can easily adjust tone within a song by utilizing two smooth operating, low-profile machined aluminum handles.
“We’re so excited to share this new technology with drummers everywhere,” May said. “In fact, the overwhelming positive feedback we’ve been getting from pros like Jim Keltner, Greg Upchurch and Nisan Stewart has already proven its viability and versatility.”
The 6x14" Acoustic EQ Snare Drum is available as part of the DW Collector’s Series line. The drum features DW’s 10-ply all-maple shell with 6-ply reinforcement hoops, Exotic Curly Maple exterior with Natural Satin Oil finish, Delta ball-bearing throw-off, DW heads by Remo USA and True-Tone® snare wires.
(U.S. Patent # 6927330. Other U.S. and foreign patents pending.)