Two ultra-rare kits, each with a choice of three snares, deliver the sound of pre-1950s Jazz and big band recordings. The Ebony Kit is an open, mellow, and smooth-sounding kit featuring original James Blades 12” and 13 ” toms and a 26” Leedy bass drum – all tuned with original calfskin drum heads.
The Ivory Kit is a classic Slingerland Radio King kit from the early 1940s with 13” and 16” toms and a 24” bass drum. Also equipped with original calfskin heads, this kit is warm, chunky, and somewhat tighter than the Ebony kit.
ABBEY ROAD | VINTAGE DRUMMER brings the smooth, dynamic sound of early incarnation drum kits back to life. Get true vintage tone within the intuitive framework of the ABBEY ROAD DRUMMER Series. Extremely rare instruments dating from the 1920s to 1940s were meticulously recorded at Abbey Road Studios using a mixture of period equipment alongside state-of-the-art recording chains that allow users to blend the best of old and new.
Brush articulations, available for the first time in the ABBEY ROAD Series, add another expressive dimension to VINTAGE DRUMMER, and the extensive Groove Library and Mixer Section offer a trove of inspiration for producers of all genres – from the earliest jazz to cutting edge electronic.