DW Performance Series Steel Snare Drum
Made in the USA from 1mm thin rolled-steel, the DW Performance Series steel Snare Drum is a great all-round Snare with plenty of cut and ‘snap’ to its sound.
With a beautiful chrome finish, it is also fitted with 10 double-threaded centre-lugs, a Drum Workshop premium ‘MAG’ throw-off, DW’s ‘True-Tone’ Snare wires and drum heads made by Remo. The interior of the shell features 45 degree back-cut bearing edges and integrated reinforcement hoops, giving the drum a more focused sound. Just listen to the 14″ x 8″ version sing…
As you can hear, DW’s steel shell has a slight ‘ringy’ undertone similar to a brass shell, but the overall tone is far more metallic and the ‘crack’ from a backbeat easily dominates the ring. These non-beaded steel shells definitely provide a subtle half-way house between dryness and overtone to deliver drums with both incredible volume and sensitivity.
Here’s the 14″ x 6.5″ version…
Now, the 14″ x 5.5″ model…
Chad Smith BSSM anyone?
Which one would you choose? We love the 8-incher model, but neither have a disappointing rod in their bodies! Tough choice…but money well spent.
Due to the challenging trading conditions at the time of this listing, we are not yet keeping this item in store – though it is in stock with Drum Workshop’s EU-based supplier. Therefore, delivery to us from the distribution centre will be 7-9 days from date of ordering.