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Noble & Cooley Ulysses Owens Signature Snare Drum  From Noble & Cooley

Ulysses Owens's Signature Snare Drum from our friends at Noble & Cooley!

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Manufacturer's Description from Noble & Cooley

Our goal in working together with Ulysses was to create a high-quality, great sounding, American-made snare drum. And that’s just what we did. In addition, we wanted this to be one of the most accessible Noble & Cooley snare drums available in the market. The key to achieving that was to manufacture this drum using batch-processing, something we don’t get to do often when making custom drums one-by-one.

The U snare drum features our coveted Horizon shell, a maple and mahogany hybrid with horizontal ply orientation - built to resonate more uniformly and mimick the strong attack of a solid shell. It has the warmth and punch of maple with a darker tone brought by the plies of mahogany. The 8-lug design of the drum and minimal finish keeps it lightweight and full of life.

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About Manufacturer

As a company, Noble & Cooley has a rich heritage that is as singular and remarkable as the drums themselves. Founded in 1854 by Silas Noble and James Cooley, the company has been producing drums for over 140 years. We were one of the primary manufacturers of marching drums for the Union Army during the Civil War. Still owned and operated by direct descendants of James Cooley, the Noble & Cooley Company of today is run from the same rustic location in Granville, Massachusetts.

For many years, Noble & Cooley served primarily the toy drum market. It was in 1980 that company vice-president Jay Jones (Great-great-great grandson of James Cooley) decided to enter the professional drum arena. Working closely with designer Bob Gatzen and pulling out of retirement a steam bending machine old enough to have survived a company fire in 1889, N&C introduced the Solid Shell Maple Classic snare drum in late 1983. The drum was a huge success and revolutionized the drum industry to a degree no one could have expected.

It is precisely this combination of innovation and tradition that fuels Noble & Cooley to this day. Attention to detail and the relentless pursuit of perfection are the motivating ideals of our company philosophy. Our commitment to excellence is the reason why Noble & Cooley are called by many "The World's Best Drums."



Horizon Series maple ply shell with added mahogany plies, 14” diameter with a unique 5.5” depth and 45-degree bearing edges.



A thin protective layer of clear satin lacquer to allow the wood to breath and resonate.



8 polished brass tube lugs with single mounted point at the center of the drum for optimal resonance, with triple flanged chrome rims.



Polished brass throw-off and butt-end with Noble & Cooley patented Cam Action snare wires designed to allow tight tensioning without choking the bottom.



Evans G1 Coated on the batter side with Evans snare side 300 for a wide dynamic and controlled snare sound.



Custom “U” wood burn logo presented “by Noble & Cooley”, only available on this signature series drum.


Autographed Signature Series serial number label on interior of shell.