Majestic Percussion announce the Prophonic 14x5 snare
By HC News |
The Prophonic Anniversary Edition 14x5 Maple Snare Drum now available in the USA
Mt. Juliet, TN – November 2013 – KHS America, the USA distributor of Majestic Percussion, has commissioned a 12 drum reissue of the Prophonic 50th Anniversary Snare Drum exclusively for the US market. In 2011, Majestic Holland introduced a limited run of this stunning gray sparkle lacquer maple snare drum to the European percussion community, and now, twelve lucky American percussionists will also have the opportunity to own this special instrument.
“This versatile drum produces a smooth and sensitive tone for a wide range of concert snare drumming, but also marks two important milestones for our brand; its 50th Anniversary and the first Prophonic snare drum model produced,” noted Majestic Percussion Brand Manager, Chris Hankes.
Never before available in the U.S., this drum features a thick maple shell and rounded top bearing edge, allowing it to speak with a slightly broader stick response and darker tone. The popular Prophonic Multi-Link throw off system helps deliver an articulate character in all dynamic ranges. Unique in this product class, the Prophonic Anniversary model reissue in the U.S. will be fitted with a Remo M5 coated diplomat head on the batter side, further enhancing sensitivity for the most discerning Symphonic Professional.
A total of 12 of this special snare drum will be available for purchase in the U.S. through Majestic retailers, starting on November 14th to coincide with the opening of the 2013 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis.