All A&F'ers are made from their patented raw shells, lugs, and hardware and come with Remo Ambassador heads. A&F hand cuts, rolls, welds, and sands their shells and raw brass hoops, hand cut bearing edges and snare beds, and treat everything with their exclusive patina formula to jump start the aging process. Then they add 2 rows of their patented raw brass lugs, hardware, and Remo Ambassador heads. These snares weigh about 20-25 pounds depending on size of the drum.