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I just uploaded another Sara B drumcam video on my Youtube page. That’s not really the point of this post, but I’m mentioning it because at 2:20 in the video you can see my tech Kris Mazzarisi in all his glory. Kris rules. I think I’ve mentioned him before on this blog. He’s the one that set up the GoPro for the drumcam footage in the first place.

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Kris and me on the fall tour, complete with matching haircuts.

Ok… now to the real point of this post: anybody remember The Pancake? It’s my cut-out drumhead snare muffle. I also use one with the middle cut out, which I call “The Donut.” I’ve been using muffles like that for years and so have a lot of other drummers, so it’s not really a “new” thing. But then Kris Mazzarisi comes along and, with his trademark attention to detail and overall awesomeness, completes the design with a durable rubber outer right and a notch for easy placement/removal.

And now Kris has started a company called Big Fat Snare Drum to market and sell his patented designs, even naming the version with the hole in the center “Steve’s Donut.” He came up to my hotel room at our last gig to show me the “Steve’s Donut” prototype and tell me he was calling it that. I totally teared up and I feel honored to even know such a cool and selfless dude.

My personal "Steve's Donut" prototype...

My personal “Steve’s Donut” prototype…

The moral of the story is: you need to go buy the BFSD “combo pack” immediately. DO IT NOW. You can also keep up with BFSD on Twitter or Facebook.

If you need more convincing, please see the photos below…

Sara giving a BSFD prototype to Questlove when she performed on Fallon a few months ago.

Sara giving a BSFD prototype to Questlove when she performed on Fallon a few months ago.

Questlove's Instagram post after using his BFSD prototype.

Questlove’s Instagram post after using his BFSD prototype.

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