Damion Reid Model

This instrument is characterised by a unique way of combining classical drum making with an absolutely new way of arranging the snare wires on the resonant head.
The concept behind this innovative idea was realised through the inspiration provided by the experience of one single concert featuring world-class percussionist Damion Reid`s highly individual playing style and unmistakeable sound.
Components and assembly of this snare drum are aimed at supporting the musician`s rhythmic expression and underlining the finer elements; the two-piece shell made of copper for a dry, focussed sound without inhibiting the open comprehensive range of a metal drum. The throw-off is simple, functional and easy to use. All the hardware is made of brass, the material quality of which provides the instrument`s sound with the required presence.
This combination of classical drum elements is rounded off with a new, up to now unknown, fan-shaped arrangement of the snare wires on the resonant head which allows for the most sensitive response in the entire dynamic range.  
Adrian Kirchler                                                                                                                                                       May 2010
Shell:                    two-piece, copper, 0,8mm, patinated, oiled
Hoops:                 4mm solid brass  
Throw-off:            D.R. Model, single alignment
Lugs:                    classic tube lugs
Snares:                Silk Wire Wound - American Classic
All components are manufactured in-house!
available sizes:
In the USA exclusively at:
New York, NY 10019
in Europe exclusively at:
AK Drums
Erlenweg 1
39030 Olang (BZ)
Damion Reid 2015 / Robert Glasper Trio
APEX - featuring Damion Reid on Drums - Jazz Baltica 2011
EPK - Steve Lehman Trio - new album "Dialect Fluorescent", featuring Damion Reid on drums.
Damion plays his 7"x14" Signature Model AK snare Drum.
Album release date: March 27, 2012