1966, the Fibes Drum Corporation was founded.
Their specialty was fiberglass drums and they
offered them in various finishes and wraps. For
a short time, the drums were very popular and
many famous drummers used the drums, especially
this model snare drum.
Rich was photographed using the SFT 690 while
endorsing Slingerland. As you can imagine, this
caused quite a stir.
particular drum is finished in Black fivel, clearly
one of the strangest finishes ever. It resembled
a sprayed on black velvet paint. There were numerous
colors offered, including blue, red, orange and
combinations This drum also has the Fibes Sta-Way
bumper attached to it. This device prevented the
snare drum from rubbing against the hanging tom.