Nick Mason snares a special Icon drum!
Written by Matt   
Friday, 24 January 2014

DW Drum Icon snare drum range - Roger Taylor, Neil Peart and Nick MasonThe massive 2014 NAMM show which runs until Sunday, January 26th in Anaheim, California, included a special announcement by DW Drums. They've released a set of three, specially designed Icon snare drums which honour Queen's Roger Taylor, Rush's Neil Peart, and our very own Nick Mason, with a lovely Pink Floyd design snare.

As their new brochure explains, these are very special items. "Created by DW Drum Designer, John Good, to pay tribute to some of the most iconic drummers in the history of Rock, the all-new line of Icon snare drums honors Neil Peart of Rush, Roger Taylor of Queen, and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. The snare drum sizes and shell configurations are as played by each artist, with one dramatic new design element. The finish is painstakingly laser-cut, then hand-inlayed from a variety of jaw-dropping exotic wood veneers. For Neil Peart's drum, the Time Machine motif is realistically recreated in the wood, while Queen's ornate, Freddie Mercury-designed crest is depicted, as is Pink Floyd's famous Dark Side of the Moon prism and waveform image. Each drum is protected with clear gloss lacquer and includes Collector's Series snare drum standard features such as our MAG throw-off system with 3P (3 position) butt-plate, True-Hoops, True-Tone snare wires, True-Pitch tuning, and DW Heads by Remo USA. Also included are a premium DW snare bag, certificate of authenticity, and a legend that describes the woods used for each specific drum. For more information on this iconic collection, visit:"

A video has been put together looking at DW's new range, but the Icon snares don't appear until near the end. However, from the look of them, some incredible care and attention has gone into their creation: