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Yamaha Anton Fig Snare Drum   

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This New Anton Fig Signature Snare Drum uses a 14" x 6", solid-black, finished-maple shell with a newly developed vintage-style wood hoop for a more ...Read More

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Get the signature snare sound of the Late Show with David Letterman's house drummer.

This New Anton Fig Signature Snare Drum uses a 14" x 6", solid-black, finished-maple shell with a newly developed vintage-style wood hoop for a more natural sound. The ten-lug design offers minimum shell-to-lug contact, which allows the shell to vibrate freely.

Here's what Anton had to say about his signature snare:

"A few years ago, Yamaha asked me if I wanted to have a signature line of snare drum. I was very honored and jumped at the opportunity. I had been experimenting with wooden hoop drums, so we decided to build one of those for me. The first prototype hurt my ears a bit and I made some sonic and design suggestions”they got it right on the second try.

"This drum really works. It is very simple in that it has a basic snare mechanism and lugs. The shell is a thin 6-ply maple and the rims are very strong with 19 plies of maple. I have been bashing on the drum at the show for a few years now in the same spot and there is very little sign of wear on the rim.

"I love the sound of it because you can get a deep strong bottom and a lot of crack on the top. The cross-stick sound is also phenomenal. I use a Remo CS batter head (white coated with black dot on the underside) to get my sound. Sometimes I put a half-inch Deadringer on it if I want to dampen it a bit. I usually make the bottom head a little tighter than the top, which is at medium tension. It really works well, both live and in the studio.

"Kevin Shirley”the producer who mixed 'Know Where You Go' and 'Any Way That You Want Me' for me”uses it all the time. In fact, he insists all his drummers use it”from Aerosmith to Journey”because it records so well.

"I'm not just raving about it because it is my model. I truly believe this is a quality drum."

  • Maple wood hoops
  • Hi-carbon steel wire snares

You may not be playing on Letterman every night, but you can sound like you are.


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My Black Beauty

By Tully's Mess

from Tully NY

I purchased this drum some years ago, when it was first on the market. It was the look that caught my eye and its been the sound that has captured my imagination. I've tried several heads over the years and seem to like the Evans coated w/ring.I play brushes as well as latin, blues & jazz.It does record great in my little studio and can be heard over loudest players. I love the sensitive touch though, the warm wood just comes through so nice. I'll go back to some of my other snares for a change only to realizr that this one is the king of the crop.

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