DEFTONES Drummer Abe Cunningham’s New Signature TAMA Snare

The music of Deftones has never been about any kind of technicality, but about that crushing moment when the driving, groovy verse is obliterated by a monolithic chorus. The ability to play extremely groovy and subtle, but also play extremely heavy, has long been a skill exhibited by Abe Cunningham.

As an aid to this process, Tama Drums is releasing a signature snare for the man who has sat behind the kit for 25+ years of Deftones history. It’s a 14″ x 6″ brass vented shell with 4 holes for increased volume. Made in Japan, this is a premium snare that will run you no less than $899. Pricey, to be sure – that’s more than my entire drum kit. But watch the video and see for yourself if it might be worth it….

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