British Drum Co Icarus 14″ x 6.5″ Snare Drum is simply a stunning snare drum. Nicko McBrain demands the very best. Working closely with the British Drum Co team, Nicko’s no-compromise approach dictated that only the highest standards would make the grade for Icarus. Nicko wouldn’t put his name to just any snare drum. Now you too can get your hands on Icarus, the wood shell snare drum that Nicko has always dreamed about. Handbuilt in the UK using British Drum Co.’s unique cold-press moulding process, Icarus is a 14” x 6.5” 10-ply shell, crafted from Black Oak and finished in a spectacular Black Fishtail Oak veneer, creating a very special appearance reminiscent of a hand-hammered shell – but made from Oak! It really has to be seen to be appreciated.
The main features include:
- 10-ply shell crafted from Black Oak
- Triple-flanged hoops
- Palladium lugs
- Palladium snare strainer
- Laser-engraved vent badges denoting the name of the drum and proudly displaying that our drums are made In Britain.
- Icarus British Drum Co badge
- British Drum Co Overhead drumheads
Icarus sounds natural, deep and warm but with a bright presence under higher tension. Designed to powerfully cut through the high volume of rock and metal, Icarus responds equally well to softer, quieter playing, allowing the tonal qualities of the oak to shine through in any musical situation.