I've been following the NAMM show and they have some cool stuff. I like companies that think outside of the box. Every one else seems to be offering the same ole stuff. Hey look we added a new color. Yawn. I think A&F is a cool company!!
These look like a modern take on the old Hamilton concert height stands that were around in the 60's and 70's that I remember seeing in school growing up. I wonder how strong these new offerings will be?
Maybe a report back from some percussionists who place large drums on them at times will help us know more.
At any rate it's nice to see a company trying to offer an improvement on a proven design of the past.
I saw a set of A&F drums in a drum shop over the holidays, and I have to say it was beautiful. It had the vintage style hardware, which suited the kit perfectly, but did leave some doubt regarding its stability - particularly for a heavier hitter. On the other hand, the drums sounded just as good as they looked.
I like A&F´s approach toward the drumming world but there is a few things that keep me from buying them. First, the bass drum depths are too shallow, I like a 22 x 18 or 16 the best. second, is the bass drum spurs. they´re too tiny for such a big drum. lastly, is the price. way too expensive for my taste the Tama SLP steel kit is only 1100 dollars so that's a way better value in my opinion