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British Drum Co. Phantom Axial Series Pipe Band Marching Snare Drum
British Drum Co Axial Series Pipe Band Phantom Snare

Meet The Phantom - the brand new Axial snare drum from British Drum Company.


The Phantom is the same fully specified Axial snare drum that is recognised and respected by many of the world’s greatest pipe band drummers. What makes The Phantom different is its “stand out from the crowd” livery - a stunning pure white drum that really will grab attention.

The 8-ply Grade A Scandinavian Birch shell is finished in a pure white Exotone finish using our unique Cold-Press Moulding process where the outer finish is built into the structure of the shell, unlike other manufacturers who simply wrap the shell at the end. The Phantom also features matching white powder-coated hardware to create a stunning drum that both looks and sounds out of this world.





Axial is the range of advanced technology pipe band drums from the British Drum Co.


Handcrafted in the UK to British Drum Co.’s highest standards, the Axial range represents a seminal moment in the evolution of pipe band drums. Featuring a snare drum, tenor drum and bass drum, the Axial range is both visually stunning and technically impressive.


Axial is the high-tension snare drum reinvented! 

Axial takes the concept of a high-tension, free-floating system to unsurpassed levels of innovation and performance.


Each drum is handbuilt using our unique cold-press moulding process to create an 8ply grade A Scandinavian Birch shell and features our N-Circle™ system. Axial hardware has been designed and precision engineered using low-mass, high-strength metals for optimum functionality. 


Every Axial drum is supplied with a British Drum Co. Magnetik marching drum key as standard.


Here at British Drum Co., we are extremely proud of our Axial Series pipe band drums.


At the outset of this project our goal was to develop the next generation technology for pipe band drums. We wanted to create a product range that would change perceptions of pipe band drums, using a combination of cutting edge design and engineering whilst maintaining the handcrafted traditions of the drum-making craft.


The team at the heart of the Axial project represents the epitome of world-class pipe band drumming expertise. British Drum Co.’s International Marching Specialist and 16 times World Solo Drumming Champion, Jim Kilpatrick MBE, worked alongside BDC Marching Division Manager, Stu Warmington and CEO, Keith Keough to pool their skills and experience. Starting from a blank page and working through endless iterations, the team tirelessly strived to create the remarkable technology that resulted in Axial.


The response to Axial has been universally positive. Players have embraced the advanced features in the drums, welcoming the balance between trustworthy functionality and futuristic aesthetics. 


Our reputation continues to attract global players and performers who recognise the high quality of the drums we make and embrace our values of supporting the pipe band world at the very highest levels.


We hold true to our mission to create pipe band drums that look amazing, sound amazing and make you feel amazing!


The entire AXIAL range of pipe band drums is available in all finishes listed below. 

Snare drums are displayed for illustration purposes only.

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