Jonathan Pinson Signature Snare Drum

Jonathan Pinson Signature Snare

Jonathan Pinson Signature Snare Drum

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JP-1470 (14"x7")
2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops (Gold Color)
16 Strand Vintage Snare Wire
7ply Maple / Poplar






Size : 14” Diameter x 7” Depth

Shell : 7ply Maple / Poplar

Color : Sandstorm Oil

Hoop : 2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops (Gold Color)

Lug : Solid Brass Tube, 8 Lugs

Hardware : Gold Color

Snare Wire: 16 Strand Vintage Snare Wire

Head : Smooth White Coated

With Baseball Bat Inner Muffler (Chrome Color)

*Made to order basis

Jonathan Pinson Signature SnareCIM-20 Baseball Bat inner Muffler
Jonathan Pinson Signature SnareVintage Snare Wire CPSL-14DR16 [16 strand]
Jonathan Pinson Signature SnareCSA20S Gold Strainer
Jonathan Pinson Signature SnareSmooth White Coated Head

Jonathan Pinson

Jonathan Pinson

The motivation for making this snare was to create a practical, versatile, yet vintage sound for drummers to use in a concert or studio setting.The primary purpose of the maple/poplar hybrid shell is to give the snare the unusual and unique ability to have both an extreme high and low tuning range. The 45° internal angle of the edge shape makes it easy to tune both low and high. As a result, the sound is vintage and warm sounding. The shell also has a beautiful oil finish.

[About snare wire] Compared to the 20 strand, the 16 strand has less of a snare wire sound, giving more sound from the drum shell itself, and resulting in a thicker and “woodier” sound.

[About the hoop] After much experimentation I decided that the 2.3mm Power Hoop was the best choice to facilitate the low tuning.

[About the internal muffler] My favorite feature about the snare is the internal muffler! If you’re looking for the snare to cut out more of the high end harmonics the muffler does that easily.

[Jonathan Pinson Biography]

Jonathan Pinson began his love affair with the drum set at the age of two when he was surrounded by the music of his mother’s choir. His formal music training began at the age of six with instruction on the piano. Shortly after, Jonathan transitioned to the drum set at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and studied with Billy Higgins from The World Stage.

While in high school, Jonathan performed professionally at various jazz clubs around the Los Angeles area. He also enjoyed mentoring young percussion enthusiasts and helped conduct jazz workshops for inner city youths at local public elementary schools, in high schoolas well as in college.

During his senior year in high school, Jonathan won three major coveted awards, 1st place in the Music Center’s Spotlight Award (2007), Performer of the Year at Alexander Hamilton High School and the Jimmy Lyon’s Scholarship Award for a full tuition scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. Additionally, he received the Dolo Coker Scholarship (2009, 2010).

After Jonathan received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music at the Berklee College of Music, he was one of seven musicians selected for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the University of California Los Angeles, which resulted in a Masters of Music.

Shortly after being chosen, he was asked to tour with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter’s band, at the age of 23. This experience identified him as a highly sought after drummer in the music industry and has allowed him to tour and performwith notable artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, John Clayton, Dave Liebman, Ed Simon, Eric Reed, Kamasi Washington, Marquis Hill and Gilad Hekselmanto name a few.

He has performed and toured at various locations including the following: Tokyo Jazz Festival, International Jazz Day in Istanbul Turkey, Panama Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Nancy France Jazz Festival, a tour of Israel with The Ronen Shmueli Quintet, Newport Jazz Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Currently he is actively performing with other artists, and teaching throughout New York and Los Angeles area.

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