Hollywood Meazzi President snare drum 14" x 5,5", acrylic shell
Wood shell, re-wrap in white marine pearl finish.
10 x lugs, all original parts, in excellent used condition.
"Bossless" hoops. ". . . hoops (are attached) to the tension rods by means of removable clamps so that drumheads can be taken off more quickly than usual since the screws do not have to be removed from the tension casings. Our system has been patented throughout the world." The lug-receiving inserts rotate, allowing the loosened tension rods and clamps to drop away from the drum. The head and rim can then be removed with the tension rods and clamps still attached to the drum. Those of you familiar with this head mounting system (later copied by Ayotte and Yamaha) appreciate the ease and speed of head replacement.
Hollywood Meazzi (pronounced "may-ah-tze") manufactured drums in Milan Italy during the '60s and early '70s, boasting some of the most innovative design elements in the history of modern drums. The 1966 Hollywood Meazzi catalogue proclaimed, "The Hollywood of today is the instrument of tomorrow." The features of these drums caught the interest of prominent jazz artists of the time creating an endorser list that included Max Roach, Connie Kay (with the Modern Jazz Quartet), Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, and Donald Bailey (with Jimmy Smith), plus nearly all the principal drummers in Italy.