Having anchored the drum chair for the likes of Madonna, Sting and David Bowie, to name a few, Omar was looking for a unique sound while designing his signature snare drum. The 13" x 5" shell has a power piccolo sound, while the Mahogany helps to produce the perfect blend of sonic power, projection and tonal colour.
Anyone who has heard Omar Hakim perform will remember the power and dynamic tonality of his snare sound. Our Omar Hakim Signature Series Snare Drums offer a unique voice that many call the "Power Piccolo" sound. These exclusive 13"x5" snare drums offer a rare naturally finished six ply 100% African Mahogany shell, 2.3mm shell counter hoops, our SR-015 "Gladstone Style" Vertical Pull Throw-Off, and precison-fit Stainless Steel tension rods and solid brass receives for super precise tuning. The characteristic warmth and slightly darker and drier sound of the 100% natural Mahogany shell, combined with its unique 13"x5" size, produces the Omar Hakim "sound".
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