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Custom Mapex hanging 13-inch tom drum owned by Will Calhoun

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Manufactured by:
Mapex, Taiwanese, founded 1989  Search this
Remo, Inc., American, founded 1957  Search this
Used by:
Will Calhoun, American, born 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Living Colour, American, founded 1984  Search this
metal, mylar, plastic
12 × 14 1/2 × 16 1/4 in. (30.5 × 36.8 × 41.3 cm)
A custom made Mapex "Orion" 13-inch hanging tom drum played by Will Calhoun in performances with the band Living Colour. The shell is highly polished silver colored metal with an overlay of etched steel featuring bands of Egyptian art designs of human figures in profile and hieroglyphs. The drum has a silver metal rim and twelve gold-plated lugs for the drum heads. Between two pieces of hardware is a metal and plastic mount to attach the tom drum to a drum stand. On either side of the mount is a silver plaque reading [MAPEX / Orion Series / MADE IN CHINA] in engraved text. The plaque to the right of the mount also reads [002866]. The drumhead is a Remo Weatherking Emperor made of clear mylar film. The underside of the drum is a Remo Weatherking Ambassador drumhead made of clear mylar film, it also features the [MAPEX] logo at the top edge of the drumhead.
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Will Calhoun
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National Museum of African American History and Culture