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Noble & Cooley Alloy Classic Cast Aluminum Snare Drum  

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Years of R&D have gone into perfecting alloy type, shell dimensions, hardware and lug design, bearing edge angles, and snare bed particulars. In shor...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      A snare for those who insist on the best!

      Years of R&D have gone into perfecting alloy type, shell dimensions, hardware and lug design, bearing edge angles, and snare bed particulars. In short, this is a snare designed to blow your mind! Built of cast aluminum with a black powdercoat, it will do anything you ask it to, from feather strokes with brushes to aggressively slapped backbeats, and do it beautifully. According to Nigel Lord, "A snare for the recording studio if ever there was one."

      FEATURES
      • It's the one "perfect" snare
      • Musical and expressive
      • Meticulously designed
      • Made of cast aluminum
      • Finished with black powdercoat

      Order today for a snare you'll place above all others.

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      4.8

      (based on 25 reviews)

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      All the reviews are in fact accurate

      I read and asked about this snare for about a year before I got it for myself and found that everything that had been said and written about it turned out to be exactly as...Read complete review

      I read and asked about this snare for about a year before I got it for myself and found that everything that had been said and written about it turned out to be exactly as interpreted. Tighter tuning will give a long seemingly precompressed ring (very metallic sound) and looser tuning can simulate a maple shell's sound. I like a deeper tone with ring and warmth and I'm almost able to acheive it perfectly with this work of art. The only thing I can't get just right is a deeper rock tone in the ring with the same sustain. But it is surprisingly loud and crisp and ideal for those who are proud of their snare work and want it to be more up-front and prominant. You can buy it without hearing it first and be nearly completely satisfied, I'm sure.

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      Best of the Best

      Without a doubt, this is the best sounding most versatile snare I've ever own or played. It is virtually impossible to tune this drum wrong even if your tuning skills need some improvement....Read complete review

      Without a doubt, this is the best sounding most versatile snare I've ever own or played. It is virtually impossible to tune this drum wrong even if your tuning skills need some improvement. Pearl tried copying this snare with the Ultra-Cast but it doesn't come close. There is a reason this is one of the most recorded snares in history. It is at home live, in the studio, tuned low, tuned high or anywhere in between. I personally like a tight reso and a medium tight batter mic'd up for a crack that demands attention from musicians and non musicians alike. This drum has the sensitivity of the Ludwig Supra, the crack of a DW Craviotto solid maple and huge depth for a drum thats 4.75 deep. IMHO the best snare drum ever made. Whatever you need this drum to do, it can do it!
      Cast Aluminum with die cast hoops, stainless steel snares and a simple but effective throwoff system
      Quality is second to none. N abd C have been around 100 years and their craftmanship is impeccble!
      This would be a deal at twice the cost.

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      Best of the Best

      Without a doubt, this is the best sounding most versatile snare I've ever own or played. It is virtually impossible to tune this drum wrong even if your tuning skills need some improvement. Pearl tried copying this snare with the Ultra-Cast but it doesn't come close. There is a reason this is one of the most recorded snares in history. It is at home live, in the studio, tuned low, tuned high or anywhere in between. I personally like a tight reso and a medium tight batter mic'd up for a crack that demands attention from musicians and non musicians alike. This drum has the sensitivity of the Ludwig Supra, the crack of a DW Craviotto solid maple and huge depth for a drum thats 4.75 deep. IMHO the best snare drum ever made. Whatever you need this drum to do, it can do it!
      Cast Aluminum with die cast hoops, stainless steel snares and a simple but effective throwoff system
      Quality is second to none. N abd C have been around 100 years and their craftmanship is impeccble!
      This would be a deal at twice the cost.

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      5.0

      just wonderful

      By Matala671

      from Guam

      This is one of the great musical finds of my life. This snare cuts through anything with more warmth and clarity than almost any snare of similar size. It has a wide tuning range, with fair amount of a harmonic and musical ring. Tune medium-low and hear it punch through the chest of all around you. The die cast hoops are a musical blessing!

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      5.0

      N&C ACAS Review

      By Dave-r8RZU

      from Mountain View, CA

      I would have to admit that: This is the best piece of equipment I ever bought besides my Sonor Double Bass Drum Giant Step pedal.Great sound projection, Nice pop with warm mellow sustain tone, excellent tuning range. If you looking for the tight nice pop there you have it or nice and loose wet funky sound, No problem there as well. Great versatile snare for different music styles!!!

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      5.0

      A stand out

      By rufus4dagruv

      from Philadelphia, PA

      An outstanding, and unique, voice for your arsenal. I got my used from the Bay for less than half of the retail price. Every gig I've played where there is a drummer in the audience, that guy or girl has approached me about the snare. A local producer even asked me after our set if I was playing an N&C, as he was in another room where he only heard the live feed. If you pay full retail price, do not expect to get a good ROI if you decide to sell. The only people searching out this snare are other pros, and we're always looking for the best deals.

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      5.0

      the way a snare should be

      By Thought

      from Brooklyn, NY

      I was lucky enough to find this snare on clearance... I was like, N&C alloy? I'll take it. Ridiculous versatility. Great sensitivity, big big sound, fat pop, and nice crack if tuned tight. Great live and in the studio. Has a perfect sweet spot for loud articulate rim click too, big rims. Keep in mind N&C have been making snares since the 1800s. My prize possesion for sure. A little expensive, so look out for deals. You will not be let down.

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      5.0

      A Gem

      By Chris-XvBxe

      from Candor, NY

      I'm a drummer in an extremely fast metal band. Snare articulation at the speeds I play is next to impossible. Yet this snare was able to do that and then some. No matter how fast I play it sounds crisp, loud, articulate and perfect. Unbelievable!

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      5.0

      All the reviews are in fact accurate

      By Tucker-xRdS_

      from Bellingham, WA

      I read and asked about this snare for about a year before I got it for myself and found that everything that had been said and written about it turned out to be exactly as interpreted. Tighter tuning will give a long seemingly precompressed ring (very metallic sound) and looser tuning can simulate a maple shell's sound. I like a deeper tone with ring and warmth and I'm almost able to acheive it perfectly with this work of art. The only thing I can't get just right is a deeper rock tone in the ring with the same sustain. But it is surprisingly loud and crisp and ideal for those who are proud of their snare work and want it to be more up-front and prominant. You can buy it without hearing it first and be nearly completely satisfied, I'm sure.

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      5.0

      Loudest rim shot ever!

      By Weavedog84

      from Washington

      This snare is very expressive and has a killer rock sound. IF you are looking for a snare to cut through, this is the one! Ideal for rock. You can also loosen the snare to create a good loose sound for jazz or a less tight sounding preference. Great snare!

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      5.0

      A great snare!

      By airon50

      from Palmdale

      This snare is the BEST I have EVER played! A great snare!

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      5.0

      This is an awesome snare.

      By Steve-Ng.ps

      from Ellington, CT

      I fell in love with this snare the first time I played it and had to have it. While it is quite pricey I can assure that it's worth every penny. I took off the Attack head that came with it and put on a Evans 2 ply which makes it crack even clearer. This snare can do it all.

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