DW Performance Series 14″ x 5.5″ Gold Sparkle Snare Drum


New DW Drum Workshop Performance Snare Drum in Gold Sparkle 14″ x 5.5″

Very Golden and heavy!


DW Performance Series Maple 14″ x 5.5″ Gold Sparkle Snare Drum

This DW Performance Series Gold Sparkle Snare Drum is a 14″ x 5.5″ 10-ply ‘HVX’ maple shell, crisp, sensitive, and cutting, capable of delivering powerful backbeats to your audience or into a microphone. Whether you’re craving a matching Snare for your DW Performance Series shell pack or a quality Gold Sparkle Snare Drum at an unassuming price, you can’t go wrong with the DW Performance Series Snare Drum. Triple-flanged steel hoops pack a hearty rim-shot and a deep pocket. Unique to the Performance Series are DW’s low-profile Quarter Turret lugs and a range of speciality wrap finishes such as the one seen on this Gold Sparkle Snare Drum.

Tech Specs

  • Type: Snare Drum
  • Shell ( Diameter x depth ): 14″ x 5.5
  • Shell Construction: 10-ply
  • Shell Material: North American Maple HVX
  • Hoops: 3.0mm Triple-flanged
  • Color: Gold Sparkle
  • Heads: DW by Remo USA
  • Manufacturer Part Number: DRPF5514SSGS

DW Performance Series Snare Drum Features:

  • Matching snare drum for your DW Performance Series kit
  • A quality snare at an unassuming price
  • Handcrafted and finished in Oxnard, California
  • Quarter Turret lugs are sleek and recognizable
  • 10-ply ‘HVX’ maple shell is crisp, sensitive, and cutting
  • Heat forming/Cool Tempering maximizes shell strength, roundness, and resonance
  • 60° bearing edges favoured by John Good
  • Triple-flanged steel hoops deliver a fat, open attack
  • ‘MAG’ magnetic throw-off locks snares in the “on” position
  • Fine-threaded True-Pitch tension rods enhance tuning accuracy
  • DW’s Tuning Sequence batter head with control dot streamlines tuning

‘HVX’ maple shell

Performance Series snare drums begin with DW’s US-built, handcrafted ‘HVX’ hard rock North American maple shells. The ‘HVX’ grain orientation arranges wood plies horizontally, vertically, and diagonally for a deep and satisfying fundamental. Shells are baked in pressure molds (2600 PSI at 200°F) then immediately Cool Tempered to crystallize the glue, maximizing strength, roundness, and resonance. John Good’s 60° bearing edges promise effortless playability, whatever your style.

Proprietary DW hardware

Unique to the Performance Series are DW’s reduced-size Quarter Turret lugs. These offer a decidedly sleeker, more modern appearance that many DW artists prefer. A closer look reveals much of the same hardware found throughout the DW’s Collector’s Series:

  • Fine-threaded True-Pitch tension rods maximize tuning accuracy
  • DW’s magnetic MAG throw off locks snare wires in the “on” position or tenors them completely to eliminate sympathetic buzz
  • DW-branded Remo heads promise great tone and tuning from day one

So if you are seeking a top quality Gold Sparkle Snare Drum, this DW Performance drum will deliver both the sound and all the ‘bling’ you desire!