South African drummer, JASON OOSTHUIZEN has recently launched his own signature snare drum range, entitled J.O Drums. J.O Drums are the first of its kind in Africa where everything besides the skins on it, have been made from scratch in one place.
JASON being a collector of snare drums with over 60 in his collection, has always dreamt of bringing out a snare drum which is exactly what he wanted to play on. Everything on this new drum range is handmade and chosen by him to suit his preference; any drummer’s dream.
His original plan was to make a once off drum for himself, but then decided that the design is too cool not to share with other drummers. Being great friends with Dayne Marshall from Marshall Music who understands JASON’s vision for many of his projects, it was a no brainer to have Marshall Music be the exclusive stockists of the J.O Drums range.
The J.O Drums are 100% handmade from start to finish; their focus the production of a snare that connects with the player who purchases it. It’s about the craftsmanship and connection you get when owning one.
With 100% attention to detail at each point of the manufacturing process, the Rosewood model snare drums are made from sheets of Rosewood cut and glued into shells. Pieces of brass were moulded to what you see on each snare drum creating the hardware. Even the badge seen on the drum with the J.O logo was made from scratch. The Rosewood models for the snare drum comes in sizes 14’’x8.2”, 13’’x5.7’’ and 12’’x7.8” and there is only 10 of each size available to the public. The drums are also numbered 1 – 10, with JASON always owning number 1 of each range.
The exclusive Rosewood JASON OOSTHUIZEN signature snare drums are available from Marshall Music stores while stock lasts.
J.O Drums also plan to launch a Bass Drum Beater and Hi Hat Clutch within the next three months, with a full J.O Drumkit in November, another first for Africa.
JASON OOSTHUIZEN LAUNCHES ‘AC/DC VS DEEP PURPLE TRIBUTE’
Bringing fans the show stopping Led Zeppelin Tribute Show and Guns ’N Roses & Friends Tribute earlier this year, Jason Oosthuizen is back with his third new show, AC/DC vs Deep Purple Tribute.
The amazing line-up that will be performing the best of these two bands will include Dean Barrett from Dan Patlansky band, Werner Bosmanfrom Jesse Clegg, Jason from Van Coke Kartel & Lost&Found, Marcel Dolmayda from The Voice SA, Robyn Ferguson from Sistas of Metal and Jow Feldman from The Narrow.
AC/DC and Deep Purple are two of Jason’s favourite Rock ’n Roll bands from the 60’s and 70’s and this show will bring you the ultimate night of rock ’n roll with some of their greatest hits, not to be missed.
Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Venue: Rivonia Barnyard, Johannesburg