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collector's series specialty snares

CONCRETE

Concrete drums are perfectly suited for both live and studio applications and provide a decidedly different tonal quality than either wood or metal. The thin, cast 5.5mm shell includes a standard 45 degree cut bearing edge and snare beds. "This drum is a completely different animal. Our goal is to outfit drummers with as many sounds as possible, so this one definitely fits the bill. At first, we were surprised at the dry, focused sound, but, man, does it have volume! It’s a shotgun!" -John Good

Availability: 5.5x14", 6.5x14"


EDGE™

The patented Edge™ offers a sound that no other snare drum can equal. A mixture of metal alloy with either a 10-ply or solid maple center, it gives drummers plenty of versatility for a multitude of playing situations. Cork it up for R&B and Hip Hop, or tune it low for Rock or studio recordings. The Edge™ is the best of metal and wood in one drum. Metal Edge™ rings are available in chrome or gold only, but lugs and other drum hardware can be mixed and matched for a unique, personalized look. The Edge™ center can also be finished in any Custom Shop finish. (U.S. Patent #5377576.) (Edge rings available in Chrome & 24 Karat Gold in 13" and 14", and Black Nickel in 14" only)

Availability: 5x13", 6x13", 7x13", 5x14", 6x14", 7x14"


TOP EDGE™

An offshoot of our patented Edge™ metal-wood snare. The Top Edge™ features an alloy top ring with X-shell bottom. Available in all Custom Shop finishes and options. The sound is big, responsive and articulate. (Edge rings available in Chrome & 24 Karat Gold in 13" and 14", and Black Nickel in 14" only)

Availability: 5x13", 6x13", 7x13", 5x14", 6x14", 7x14"


MAPLE/MAHOGANY TOP EDGE™

This specialty snare drum is designed to offer warmth, volume and throaty attack in one package.  The hybrid shell is an offshoot of the patented Edge design (U.S. Patent #5377576) and features a heavy-gauge cast brass ring press-fit on top of a 10-ply Maple and Mahogany plied shell with VLT (Vertical Low Timber) technology.  The result is a snare drum with plenty of bite, combined with ample bottom end response.  Other standard features include 3.0 True Hoops, True Pitch Tuning, MAG Throw-Off System with 3P butt plate and DW Heads by Remo USA. Offered in all DW Custom Shop finishes. (Edge rings available in Chrome & 24 Karat Gold in 13" and 14", and Black Nickel in 14" only)

Availability: 5x13", 6x13", 7x13", 5x14", 6x14", 7x14"

Watch this video feat. Aaron Spears http://youtu.be/NW3f-sKmQk8


ACOUSTIC EQ

Designed in conjunction with Randall May, the patented Acoustic EQ snare drum is several drums in one. The secret is a venting system that allows drummers to select the exact amount of air leaving the drum via an internal slide valve. Not only does the EQ’s venting system drastically affect the sound, but also it’s feel and response. The drum features our Collector’s 10 + 6 maple shell configuration and can be ordered in any Custom Shop Satin Oil finish and drum hardware color option.

Watch this video feat. Stephen Perkins & Randy May http://youtu.be/shdFos9zBVw

Availability: 6x14"


NEIL PEART'S "TIME MACHINE" SNARE

Created to commemorate Neil Peart's latest drum set creation, "The Time Machine", each snare is a recreation of the drum Neil plays on tour.  It's not a signature snare drum, but rather a collectable reproduction.  The 6.5x14" Collector's series North American Maple shell with VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) technology provides optimal crack, warmth, bottom end and sensitivity. The drum is painstakingly finished with copper leaf-applied graphics and hand airbrush work. Custom copper hardware completes the look. Also standard is a MAG throw-off system with 3P butt plate, 3.0 True Hoops, True Tone snare wires and DW Heads by Remo USA. Available for a limited time only.

Watch this video feat. Neil Peart http://youtu.be/QwJlqawMNP0

Availability: 6.5x14"


BALLAD

The Ballad snare is a 10x16" snare drum on legs. It’s an auxiliary snare designed to give drummers low-end punch for slow ballads and heavy backbeat applications. Made using our VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) shell technology and outfitted with a special deep snare bed, it might be one of the most original specialty snares on the market today. It can be custom ordered in any Custom Shop finish and drum hardware color combination.

Availability: 10x16"

+Collector's Wood

Maple, Birch, Super Solid,
and Super Solid Edge

+Collector's Metal

Bronze, Brass,
Aluminum, Copper, Steel...

+Collector's Specialty

Edge™, Acoustic EQ, Ballad...

+Classics/Jazz/Eco-X/Performance

Mahogany, Gum, Bamboo,
HVX Maple, Steel...

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