All snare drums are made from A&F’s patented raw copper shells, brass lugs and hardware, and Remo Ambassador heads.
They hand cut, roll, weld, and sand their exclusive raw copper shells and raw brass hoops, hand cut bearing edges and snare beds, and treat everything with their exclusive patina formula to jump start the aging process. Then they add their patented raw brass center-mounted lugs, hardware, and finally Remo Ambassador heads.
Simple Design, Practical Application, Brilliant Sound…these are the pillars that Antoun & Family Drum Co. (A&F) is built upon.
What began as personal mission to make one drum, has now become a legacy drum manufacturing company. Founder and President Ramy Antoun began his career as a studio drummer in Los Angeles in 1996 when he got a call to come into the studio and record live break beats for an “up and coming” rap group. The session spanned five evenings and resulted in the first Black Eyed Peas Album. From there, Ramy went on to record and perform with hundreds of artists including Seal, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Willie, Nelson, Ed Kowalczyk of the band LIVE, Alexi Murdoch, Glen Phillips, Buckethead, Bonnie Raitt, and more. 25 years in the studio became the foundation of A&F Drum Co.’s sound, design, and aesthetic.