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Classic Art-Deco styling combined with exceptional build quality makes the British Drum Co. Palladium snare strainer a solidly dependable component on the Talisman snare drum.


Inspired by the iconic Art-Deco styling of the 1930s, our high-quality chrome-plated Palladium lugs feature ThreadGrip technology for rock-solid tuning.


The Talisman features a bespoke “Saturn Seal of Protection” design vent badge in black silver and gold - an emblem of good luck and protection.


The British Drum Co. Icarus name badge, in gold with black detailing, features a laser-engraved nameplate proudly displaying Nicko’s name in the iconic styling of Iron Maiden.



2mm British Steel Shell

14" x 6.5" Snare Drum

Talisman - the steel snare drum Nicko McBrain has been waiting for all his life.

​Talisman has been a labour of love for Nicko. Deeply involved in the design and development of this signature snare drum, Nicko’s passion for engineering excellence played a significant role in bringing Talisman to life. Nicko McBrain waited a lifetime to play the Talisman snare drum. You can share that dream and make it your reality right now.

Handcrafted in the UK, Talisman is seamlessly spun from British Steel. The characteristic ridges undulating across the outer surface of the 14” x 6.5” shell reveal the artisan’s craft in a signature finish, unique to every single drum. Cool and visually understated, Talisman does not hold back when played.

Loud, vibrant and full of tone, the seamless steel shell really sings. Designed by one of the world’s greatest metal drummers, Talisman is not a snare drum to be ignored.

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