“ Across the world and throughout time man has stretched animal skin taut drilling out rhythms that have pulsated dancehall floors, carried armies off to war, and pounded out the sound of out own beating hearts.
On a raw and rainy May morning, my trusty photographer Greg Moore and I journey down to the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains to Granville, Massachusetts, home of drum-maker Noble &Cooley, to see how some of the finest drums in the world are made.”
“ The snare wire is also very well thought out, in that the strings lay in channels, and knotted at each end through a metal eyelet, allowing not only for a more balanced pull, but also insures that the wires lay completely flat on the head.
Conclusion:For any serious drummer that wants, or requires, a variety and array of snares to choose from, whether its five or fifty, this SS classic Ash Snare, or any Noble & Cooley for that matter, should be definitely include in the arsenal”
“Noble & Cooley’s history goes all the way back to 1854, when Silas Noble and James P. Cooley made their first marching snare drum in the kitchen of Cooley’s Massachusetts farmhouse. After moving production into a small factory, Noble & Cooley began supplying drums to the Union army during the Civil War. By 1873, the company was building 100,000 drums a year. Noble & Cooley has been building made-to-order drumsets and snares since the 1980s, and thus it’s highly regarded as one of the forefathers of the custom-shop movement."