Under the artistic directorship of River Guerguerian, Asheville Rhythm has cultivated one of the most vibrant frame drumming communities in the USA.

Cooperman has worked with River and the team at Asheville Rhythm to build a line of drums bespoke for their distinct  approach to frame drumming – a style and spirit that embraces percussion,  dance, music therapy, sound immersions, and yoga.

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We’ve  modified the Classic Cooperman design specs by:

-adding shell depth (4.75″ versus 4″) to provide stability and punch.

-changing the bearing edge geometry- the “hybrid” edge is beveled gently on the outside diameter, transitioning to a rolled contact point, and then is angled again a more steeply on the inside like a standard snare drums shell..  These geometries result in drum that has both “punch” and articulation, and ergonomically friendly .

-spec’ing a single ply, steam-bent Vermont Red Maple (soft maple) chosen to give these drum a soft but articulate tone, with  strong lower fundamentals, and an even distribution of middle and high frequencies.

-staining the shell a light  brown/umber for a distinctive look.

-offering a new inlay design that captures the rhythmic flow of the Asheville drumming community.

12″     $400.00

14″     $400.00

16″     $410.00

18″     $440.00

20″     $465.00

22″     $510.00

Inlay option $48.00 additional