Special news: Version 2.0 of the Black Ugly is now available! The shell is rolled out of high grade 2.00 MM brass. This gauge of metal is truly traditionally these shells were only available from companies in gauges of 1.00 or 1.2mm. However after extensive research, and product testing by countless sessions players, MMD artists, and other friends: we decided we had a winner. These shells are made in the USA.
This is truly a beautiful drum, and sounds incredible.
Only 10 sizes of each available: 5.5x14/ 6.5x14/ 8x14/ 6.5x15
Masters of Maple Drums owner Sahir Hanif, drum teched on the new album from Parkway Drive, entitled “Atlas.”
The record features some of the new Bell brass snare drums, in addition to other prototypes. Our new friend Ben Gordon, recently added one to his arsenal! The album was recorded at The sunset Lodge Studio in Los Angeles, Ca. Produced by the legendary Matt Hyde, and engineered by Chris Rakestraw. Please go check this record out, and catch the boys from Byron Bay on tour now!
We are very proud to announce that MMD artist Jack Irons: [The wallflowers/ Pearl Jam/ Eleven/ Red Hot Chili Peppers/Neil Young] was recently inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This is a great video! It includes Chris Rock’s induction speech, band speeches, followed by an all start performance.
We are very happy for Jack, and proud to have him as part of our family!
The all new ultra dark copper hoop. Not plating, but actual copper! These have been heat treated, and been in the works for some time now. As a prototype they were a very unique option, and held up surprisingly well.
They will be available on all of our products. They will be available for purchase to upgrade hoops on CURRENT Masters of Maple kits ONLY! Not available a la carte sorry!
///ABOUT MASTERS OF MAPLE ///
[The Most Hated Drum Company in the World]
Established in 2002, Masters of Maple Drums is a Southern California based custom drum manufacturer. Personnel consist of highly skilled professional craftsmen, engineers, and musicians. Masters of Maple is one of the few companies to manufacture ply drum shells, and specializes in exotic timbers. In order to adhere to high standards, and an overwhelming demand: they have limited worldwide production. Each drum that is produced is tailored to the musician’s specifications while delivering a superior level of quality, durability and performance.