The new Dave Grohl Icon snare from DW is a tribute to Dave Grohl and Sound City. It will set you back some 1,599 dollars but owning one will be the story of a lifetime. Memphis Drum Shop already published a video demo of the first signature snare drum ever for Dave Grohl. Watch it below and check the amazing specs of this collector's item.
Only 250 of the Dave Grohl ICON snare drum will ever be produced. Each one will be numbered, signed by DW's Woodologist John Good, and comes with a premium DW snare bag and certificate of authenticity.
The DW ICON Dave Grohl snare pays tribute to the modern drum legend's connection to Sound City recording studio and Studio 606, where Sound City's famed Neve 8078 recording console now resides.
The snare features laser-cut images of Dave Grohl's forearm feather tattoos, the Sound City logo, and his private studio Studio 606. The graphics are from 1/36" veneers of Black Pear and Sycamore woods, hand-inlayed into a background of teal-dyed Exotic Birdseye Maple.
The drum is an exotic Birdseye maple veneer over 11-ply maple VLT (vertical low timbre) North American hard rock maple shell. It comes with DW's MAG throw off system with 3-position butt plate, True-Hoops, True-Tone snare wires, True-Pitch tuning and DW heads by Remo.
Dave, The Snare & The Demo Two videos are already available: the Memphis Drum Shop demo and, of course, Dave Grohl announcing it on the DW YouTube channel. Below the videos are all the specs on the Dave Grohl Icon snare.
Dave Grohl presents his DW ICON Snare Drum
Memphis Drum Shop Demo - DW 14x6.5 Icon Dave Grohl Snare Drum Played by Christopher Bounds II. Check or order the ICON on memphisdrumshop.com. Fun fact: the snare in this Memphis Drum Shop video is #51 of 250.
Index 0:00 - Very Low Tuning
0:49 - Low Tuning
1:38 - Medium Tuning
2:31 - High Tuning
Sound City Dave Grohl's 2013 documentary 'Sound City' show the history of one of LA's most famous studios. Many classic albums were recorded at the studio, including Nirvana's 1991 album 'Nevermind,' selling over 30 million copies worldwide.
'Sound City' is a a film by Dave Grohl, released on 1 February 2013. A month later, the album 'Sound City - Real to Reel' was released.
The film is still available on iTunes and soundcitymovie.com.
The album features artists like Brad Wilk, Stevie Nicks, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Paul McCartney, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Jim Keltner.
Specs DW Dave Grohl Sound City ICON Snare Drum
Celebrates Dave Grohl's connection to the legendary Sound City recording studio
An heirloom-worthy drum that's meant to be played
One of only 250 made worldwide — a true collector's piece
Laser-cut, hand-inlaid Dave Grohl, Sound City, and Studio 606 images
Exotic birdseye maple veneer over 11-ply maple VLT (vertical low timbre) North American hard rock maple shell