Through GearPipe, I’ve met some amazing people in this industry. One is Michael Outlaw, founder of Outlaw Drums, a builder of amazing custom stave snare drums. Another is AJ Donahue, who reviews for DRUM Magazine and runs his own site at DrumGearReview.com.
I also love it when my new friends work together, which is what has happened with this snare drum giveaway. Michael sent AJ a drum to review, and now AJ is going to give it away to one of you. Outlaw makes some of the best sounding drums in the world, and the wood used to build these snares has been reclaimed from tobacco barns, plantation homes, mills or bridges built before 1900. Up for grabs is a 6″x14″ stave snare drum with Outlaw’s exclusive Tobacco Glaze Weathered finish, a drum that sells for $1,100.
The heart of Outlaw stave snare drums is the wood. Old-growth heart pine, reclaimed from tobacco barns, plantation homes, mills or bridges built before 1900, gives the drums a level of quality unmatched by other drum builders.
In their previous lives, this wood stood firm against wind and rain, endured the constant punishment of work boots, falling toys and family pets, and supported the machines that built America. There are stories in this wood; stories that deserve to be preserved.
That’s why we created the Outlaw Weathered Series. Run your fingers across one of these snare drums and you’ll feel the deep grain. You can see the years of use. You can almost hear those stories. This is American wood, reborn.
Not feeling lucky? Check out Outlaw pricing and availability at the GearPipe Shop.