The latest Drum Workshop Collector’s Series Icon Snare honors Terry Bozzio and Frank Zappa’s composition “The Black Page.” DW will produce 250 of these drums.
Paying homage to this infamous composition for drumset and percussion, “The Black Page” Icon Snare Drum features a laser-engraving of the drum notation and Zappa’s trademark moustache logo in Dyed Black Pear wood, which is meticulously inlaid into a background of highly-figured White Birdseye Maple. Each drum is hand-signed by Bozzio and will be accompanied by a limited-edition vinyl recording of “The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1” (Zappa Records). A portion of proceeds from the sale of the snare will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
“Legends live forever,” Bozzio says.
Hand-crafted in DW’s California Custom Shop from 11 plies of select North American Hard Rock Maple, the 6.5″ x 14″ drum features HVLT shell technology and comes standard with True-Pitch 50 Tuning, True-Tone Snare Wires, True-Hoops, MAG Throw-Off with 3P butt plate, DW Heads and special Remo USA Black Suede drum heads. Protected by an ultra-thin coat of hand-sprayed polyester gloss lacquer, the limited edition collectable is complimented by black nickel hardware, and includes a deluxe DW carrying case and certificate of authenticity. Only 250 of these drums will ever be produced.
“This marks the 5th DW Icon Snare we have produced,” says DW Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good. “These snares aren’t just signature snares, but rather a tribute to the artist and their musical legacy. It has been an honor to work with the Zappa Family Trust to create this hand-crafted work of art commemorating the incomparable Terry Bozzio and the genius of Frank Zappa’s enduring composition, ‘The Black Page #1.’”
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Watch a performance of “The Black Page #1” and “The Black Page #2” from Zappa Plays Zappa in 2008.