The Black Page Terry Bozzio Icon Snare Drum from DW DW Drums honors Frank Zappa and his legendary drummer The Black Page Terry Bozzio Icon Snare Drum from DW on video DW Drums added a new Icon Snare to their line of limited and extremely detailed hand-crafted snare drums with the 'The Black Page' Terry Bozzio Icon Snare Drum. Naming them 'Art Drums' would almost be a better description, weren't it that these special drums are made to honor some of the most iconic drummers in music history. After Roger Taylor, Neil Peart, Nick Mason and Mick Fleetwood, the new Terry Bozzio Icon Snare features nothing less than the famous drum solo composition of Frank Zappa: The Black Page #1 on the drum shell. Only 250 of these drums will ever be produced.

The Black Page Icon Snare could easily be the sixth or seventh snare in this range if we also count the snare drum of the new Collector's Series 45th Anniversary drum set, or the other Icon Snares DW made. Click here for the 45th Anniversary kit video and info. Below is a list of the Icon Snares DW produced so far.

The Black Page Snare Design
This new snare drum honors the legendary Terry Bozzio and the extreme complex percussion piece written for him by Frank Zappa. It has a laser-engraving of the drum notation of The Black Page and a Frank Zappa moustache logo in Dyed Black Pear wood laid in in a background of White Birdseye Maple.

Each of the 250 drums are hand-signed by Bozzio and come with a limited edition vinyl recording of The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the snare will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. If you want to buy one, DW recommends you contact an authorized DW dealer near you.

'The Black Page' Terry Bozzio Icon Snare Drum



Features The Black Page Icon Snare
  • The 'DW Black Page' video above is the 100th video in our NAMM 2017 playlist.
  • Hand-crafted in DW's California Custom Shop
  • 6.5" x 14" drum
  • 11-ply North American Hard Rock Maple shell
  • HVLT shell technology;
    With HVLT grain orientation and slightly thicker 1/32" plies of North American maple, DW delivers a full tonal spectrum, more attack, better punch and sonic versatility.
  • True-Pitch 50 Tuning
  • True-Tone snare wires
  • True-Hoops
  • MAG (magnetic) Throw-Off with 3P butt plate;
    The 3P (3-position) butt plate allows you to choose between three different snare tensions, for four available snare tones.
  • DW Drumheads
  • Special Remo Black Suede drumheads
  • Protected by an ultra-thin coat of hand-sprayed polyester gloss lacquer
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • A deluxe DW carrying case
  • A certificate of authenticity

DW Terry Bozzio "Black Page" Icon Snare Drum


"Legends live forever."
- Terry Bozzio

DW Drums Icon Snares
  • The Mick Fleetwood 'Rumours' Icon Snare Drum - 250 pieces
  • Neil Peart - R40 Icon Snare Drum - 250 pieces
  • Neil Peart Time Machine - 250 pieces
  • Roger Taylor Queen Crest - 250 pieces
  • Nick Mason Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon - 250 pieces
  • 45th Sapphire Anniversary Drum Set and Snare Drum - 145 kits made

"It has been an honor to work with the Zappa Family Trust to create this hand-crafted work of art commemorating the incomparable Terry Bozzio and the genius of Frank Zappa's enduring composition, "The Black Page #1."
- John Good, DW Executive Vice President and Drum Designer
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