The latest Drum Workshop CollectorÃ¢€â„¢s Series® Icon Snare honors legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio and the extraordinarily complex percussion piece written for him by iconic American composer and musician Frank Zappa entitled, Ã¢€Å“The Black Page.Ã¢€Â Paying homage to this infamous composition for drumset and percussion, Ã¢€Å“The Black PageÃ¢€Â Icon Snare Drum features a laser-engraving of the drum notation and ZappaÃ¢€â„¢s trademark moustache logo in Dyed Black Pear wood which is meticulously inlaid into a background of highly-figured White Birdseye Maple. Each drum is hand-signed by Bozzio and will be accompanied by a limited edition vinyl recording of Ã¢€Å“The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1Ã¢€Â (Zappa Records). A portion of proceeds from the sale of the snare will be donated to St. JudeÃ¢€â„¢s ChildrenÃ¢€â„¢s Research Hospital.
Ã¢€Å“Legends live forever,Ã¢€Â said Terry Bozzio.
Hand-crafted in DWÃ¢€â„¢s California Custom Shop from 11 plies of select North American Hard Rock Maple, the 6.5Ã¢€Â x 14Ã¢€Â drum features HVLT shell technology and comes standard with professional snare drum features including True-Pitch 50® Tuning, True-Tone® Snare Wires, True-Hoops®, MAG Throw-OffÃ¢â€žÂ¢ with 3P butt plateÃ¢â€žÂ¢ and DW® HeadsÃ¢â€žÂ¢ and special Remo USA® Black Suede® drum heads. Protected by an ultra-thin coat of hand-sprayed polyester gloss lacquer, the limited edition collectable is complimented by black nickel hardware, and includes a deluxe DW carrying case and certificate of authenticity. Only 250 of these drums will ever be produced.
Ã¢€Å“This marks the 5th DW Icon Snare we have produced,Ã¢€Â said DW Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good. Ã¢€Å“These snares arenÃ¢€â„¢t just signature snares, but rather a tribute to the artist and their musical legacy. It has been an honor to work with the Zappa Family Trust to create this hand-crafted work of art commemorating the incomparable Terry Bozzio and the genius of Frank ZappaÃ¢€â„¢s enduring composition.
This Drum is #82 of 250!!