Up Drums (Markus Unterthurner & Urban Piazzi), located in Südtirol/Italy have been making extraordinary snare drums for more than a decade. World renowned funky drummer Rick Latham (recording artist, best selling author and educator) discovered these unique products and fell in love with these awesome snare drums, followed by the decision to put together their knowledge, creating for Rick Lathams´ 60th birthday the Rick Latham “APEX” Signature Snare Drum.

The APEX snare drum, designed by Up Drums and Rick Latham, hand-crafted in South-Tyrol/Italy will be produced in a limited edition of 60 snares. The snare drum has an incredible sensitivity, feel and sound. The buyer/customer of this extraordinary drum will be surely pleased by the “fusion-hoop-tecnology”, a real innovation in the drum-industry!

The Rick Latham “APEX” Signature Snare Drum

  • Handcrafted in Südtirol / Italy
  • Shell of selected american walnut
  • 14 x 7 – 15 mm re-rings 8 mm center, stave shell construction
  • “Fusion-hoop-tecnology” of exotic african zebra (AZ) wood (thin hoop = 10 mm), resistant like metal hoop!!
  • Lugs of african zebra wood
  • Handcrafted throw-off of american walnut
  • Precision bearing edge at 60°
  • Graduated true snare bed (120 mm x 2,5 mm)
  • Incredible sensitivity, feel and sound




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