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After last year's debut at the 2011 NAMM Show and winning "Best New Drum Brand," NATAL Drums showed up at this year's 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA with yet even more new and uniquely designed drumsets, snare drums, stands and hardware.



Natal Drums

50TH Anniversary Ltd Edition Kit

In celebration of Marshall Amplification’s 50th Anniversary this year, NATAL has produced the Jim Marshall Kit (JMK), paying tribute to drummer and founder of Marshall Amplification, Mr. Jim Marshall. The anniversary kit is wrapped with a laminated black Tolex amplifier cab covering, with an amp grill-cloth logo resonant head, plus gold fittings and hardware. This breath-taking kit will be produced in a limited run of fifty; each Snare drumhead will be personally signed by the 89-year-old Jim Marshall himself.


American Walnut Kit

New this year, NATAL launches an all new drumkit series made from American Walnut — a figured hardwood with great low-mid response. With a tighter grain than Maple, Walnut produces fewer high frequencies. Darker in tone, and looks, than Bubinga it has a richness, that while prominent, is not over stated, consistently producing full yet balanced tonal character whether tuned up or down. All of NATAL's American Walnut shells are 6-ply and are available in many high gloss lacquer (Natural, Pewter to Black Mist, Blue to Green Fade and Orange to Red Fade) and sparkle finishes. Each tom has two die-cast Natal badges featuring the ‘Sun’ logo. The bass drum also features a wood I.D. badge.


Ltd Edition Snare Drums

NATAL is also introducing a number of limited edition snare drums:

  • Power & Glory – hand-engraved, by John Aldridge, snare drum. Only 50 of these snare drums will be made.
  • Neptune – an Aged Bronze, ribbed-shell snare drum fitted.

Steel Snare Drums & New Dimension Bass Drums

NATAL is also launching a new range of metal snare drums (aluminum, brass, chrome on brass, phosphor bronze, and steel), all available in a wide range of sizes — 10”, 12”, 13” and 14” diameters; depths ranging from 4” piccolo to 6.5”. Another addition to the NATAL range is the availability of an added dimension to all bass drums. Previously NATAL bass drums were available only in 18" depths. The drum company will now offer 20" deep kick drums across all of the NATAL drumkit series.


Stands & Hardware

NATAL now offers proprietary stands and hardware in a number of plated finishes, including Black Nickel, Brushed Nickel, Flat Black, 'Old World' Bronze, and Brass. A great look for Natal's durable hardware.