Handcrafted in the USA from extra-thin, exotic wood shells-and equipped with a host of today's most advanced components-the new "XT" snare drums from AHEAD are now available in a selection of sustainable hardwoods including American Black Cherry, African mahogany and Bolivian Rosewood models.
The XT's proprietary shell design utilizes three thin plies of eco-harvested, hand-selected wood that are carefully sliced from a single board and laid-up in a staggered-seam configuration using the veneers' natural sequence and grain orientation. The result is an ultra-thin (4mm), ultra-strong, ultra-sensitive drumshell that retains the characteristics, tonal qualities and appearance of the original piece of wood. In fact, the drums offer a classic combination of warmth, fatness, projection and sensitivity that's similar to the sound and feel of a vintage solid shell snare drum at a fraction of the cost.
Each custom-quality AHEAD XT 6x14" Snare Drum is expertly crafted and painstakingly finished and assembled with the high-end components found on many of the world's most coveted drums, including Fat Cat High-Performance Snare Wires, Dunnett R4 Throw-Off, S-Hoop Counterhoops, Brunson Ball-In-Socket Lugs,
TightScrew Tension Rods and Remo Ambassador Coated
and Snare Side drumheads.