All Raw Steel snare drums are made from A&F's exclusive raw steel shells with their raw brass hoops, patented brass lugs and hardware, and Remo Ambassador heads.
They hand cut, roll, weld, and sand their raw steel shells and raw brass hoops. Then while leaving these shells in their natural raw finish they hand cut bearing edges and snare beds then add their patented raw brass center-mounted lugs and hardware.
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.