All raw brass snare drums are made from A&F's patented raw brass shells, lugs, and hardware and come with Remo Ambassador heads.
For their brass shells, they cut, roll, weld and sand them, then treat them with their patented oxidizing formula to jump start the patina process. Shells weigh any where from 7-14 pounds depending on size of the drum and the edge is a 45 degree cut with a 3.5” snare bed.
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.