This exotic stunner is a 6x14, 10-ply African Waterfall Bubinga snare drum, that we are calling “The Eddie Bailey Signature Snare Drum”. It was inspired by my longtime friend and drumming hero, Eddie Bailey. I first heard him play when I was 10 or 11, The Swingin’ Medallions were rehearsing at the YMCA in Greenwood, SC and I could hear them playing as I was leaving a football practice. A couple of years later, when I began playing drums, my mom knew him and asked if he would come by our house to give me some tips. He sat down and played my kit, I thought it was the most amazing thing I had ever heard. I was completely hooked on the drums! As I got older, we became friends and I ended up watching him play countless shows. I always aspired to play as solidly and with as much finesse and feel as he did. Eddie purchased his prized Sonor Bubinga drum kit in the early 80’s and every time I was fortunate enough to sit in on a song and play that kit, I loved the way it sounded. It was deep, rich and full, with massively powerful low end. Over the course of his life, Eddie played thousands of shows with The Swingin’ Medallions, Kinfolk, The Fabulous Expressions and many other bands. This Signature Snare Drum is my tribute to Eddie, who we lost way too soon. In conversations with Eddie’s daughter, Paige, we decided that for every drum sold, we would donate $25 in Eddie’s name, to The Cancer Center at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, SC.
**Being that these drums are handcrafted- and with current supply chain delays, it could take up to 6 weeks to receive this product.