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SNARE DRUM

British Drum Co.’s flagship pipe band snare drum. The Axial snare drum is innovation defined. Featuring our Direct Drive snare mechanisms for optimum parallel snare positioning. Axial’s distinctive aesthetic owes much to its X-Frame™ cage-style tension system. This futuristic aluminium hardware is designed to complement the out of this world shell finish options.

 

Designed and engineered to look amazing, sound amazing and feel amazing, Axial is the pipe band drummer’s snare drum.

• Axial - 14” x 12” Twin Snare

 

• 8ply Grade A Scandinavian Birch Shell

 

• 45º Bearing Edges

 

• Remo USA Heads

 

• Gravity-fed cast Aluminium Hoops

 

• Direct Drive Snare Mechanism Top and Bottom

 

• Powder Coated X-Frame as standard

• Magnetik Drum Key

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Gravity-fed cast aluminium top hoops feature 12 x tension rods for controlled high-tension tuning

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The Axial snare drum features our revolutionary X-Frame™ cage-style tension system

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Jim Kilpatrick adaptor for use with all Randall May KP harnesses

AXIAL FINISH OPTIONS

AXIAL Snare drums are available in the following finishes:

STANDARD

Cosmic Blue

Cosmic Red

Cosmic Silver

Cosmic Green

Cosmic Purple

Cosmic Black

ULTRA

Cosmic Blue Fade

Cosmic Red Fade

Cosmic Silver Fade

Cosmic Green Fade

Cosmic Purple Fade

Cosmic Blue Burst

Cosmic Red Burst

Cosmic Silver Burst

Cosmic Green Burst

Cosmic Purple Burst

RESERVE

Merlin

Scarlett Merlin

Marine Merlin

Silver Tulip Burst

Skye Blue

Tamo Scarlett Burst

Smoked Walnut Burst

Sterling Silver Burst

Tamo Marine Burst

Tamo Regal Burst

Ziricote

Buckingham Knight Stripe

AXIAL HARDWARE OPTIONS

AXIAL Snare drums are available with the following hardware:

Coloured Hardware can be mixed and matched to other colours.

All Hardware options are available in Standard and Ultra Finishes only (i.e. not available for Reserve Finishes).

PIPE BAND DRUM TECHNOLOGY

REINVENTED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 

DIRECT DRIVE UPPER SNARE

Our snare mechanism is precision engineered from super-light aircraft grade aluminium. This innovative upper snare mechanism guarantees optimum parallel snare wire positioning with a single, uncomplicated adjustment.

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DIRECT DRIVE LOWER SNARE

Snare height is operated by thumbscrews meaning 100% tool-less adjustment for extremely effective snare response. The elegant design offers fast snare wire changes and ensures snare wires will not move during normal playing.

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N-CIRCLE™ SYSTEM

N-Circle™ is a revolution in snare drum bearing-edge technology.

 

Designed to equalise the distribution of tension across the bottom head, N-Circle™ is a finely tuned piece of engineering which acts as a vital component in the Axial snare drum. 

 

The resulting increase in structural strength creates a more resilient shell and allows for higher tension throughout the drum.

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COLD-PRESS MOULDING

Cold-press moulding is the key to the British Drum Co. signature sound. Click here to discover the unique way that British Drum Co. builds our amazing drum shells.