DW Snare Drum Design Series 14x5.5" Tobacco Burst

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  • $339.00
  • Regular price $539.00
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This listing is for a DW Snare Drum Design Series 14x5.5" in Tobacco Burst-Showroom Model.  This drum is new, and without the slightest flaw.  Buy this now and save $200 over buying retail!!!

Whether you're craving a matching snare for your Performance Series shell pack or a quality maple snare at an unassuming price, you can't go wrong with the DW Performance Series snare from DrumPickers. Its 10-ply HVX maple shell is crisp, sensitive, and cutting, capable of delivering powerful backbeats to your audience or into a microphone. Triple-flanged steel hoops pack a hearty rimshot and a deep pocket. Unique to the Performance Series are DW's low-profile Quarter Turret lugs and a range of specialty wrap, lacquer, and satin finishes.


DW Performance Series vs DW Collector's Series

Unlike the 100% custom Collector's Series, the DW Performance Series maximizes value by limiting configurable options. If you're in the market for an authentic American DW playing experience at a real-world price, look no further than the Performance Series.


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

  • 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 favored 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