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  • 100% hard rock maple shell
  • 10-Ply, HVX construction
  • Low-mass turret lugs
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      Features an optimized maple shell for superior sonic performance on stage or in studio.

      The DW Performance Series Snare is constructed in the USA of North American Rock Maple and provides a warm, projecting sound with deep, punchy fundamental tones. Add in precision-cut 45° bearing edges, stunning high-gloss lacquer finishes, new lower-mass turret lugs, and Remo heads, and you've got premium drums as only DW can deliver. All at surprisingly affordable prices!

      Note DW products are not available for further discounting online. For additional information, please call 866-226-2918.

      Features

      • 100% hard rock maple shell
      • 10-Ply, HVX construction
      • Low-mass turret lugs
      • Precision-cut 45° bearing edges

      A high-water mark in backbeat tone and performance. Order today.

       
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      DWPerformance Series Snare Drum
       
      4.9

      (based on 9 reviews)

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          5.0

          Sweet!

          By Adam

          from New York

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                Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                I am very satisfied with this snare. After buying a PDP Concept Maple Kit in October, I decided to introduce myself to the DW line. I've always wished I could afford their drums. The features are beautiful. Pristine. The inner veneer is lacquered. Looking around the edges at all ten plies of maple, you can clearly see the same, high quality wood throughout the shell. Sometimes when you look at a mid to low level snare, you see the black, dead spots in the center plies. Not the case here. The DW Performance snare I have is the USA made one. The Mexican made Performance snares have the dual turret lugs (pictured on musiciansfriend). Mine has the quarter lugs. I'm very happy with the sound/tone. I've owned high quality maple snares in the past, and never thought I'd find a snare I enjoy playing more than my 2005 Pork Pie Maple Snare, but I have; and it's the Performance Snare.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Incredible value for money

                By fbriere

                from Montreal, Canada

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                    Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                    The snare drum is always the cheapest piece of a kit, but this one is one of the best snares I have heard in years. Even with the stock head, sounds great. If you own a Performance kit, you probably have the 14X61/2 snare drum. You can't crank it up too much, but the 14X51/2 is the real deal if you wish to tune it really high.

                    It would be also a great addition to an existing kit, wether you own a Design Series or a PDP kit. Not expansive and sounds fantastic !

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                    5.0

                    Amazing Snare

                    By Jesse Woolsey

                    from Long island, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Responsive
                    • Sensitive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performance
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                      This snare is one of the best sounding snares that I've heard in awhile. I cant wait to really play this live in some shows. I highly recommend this snare for any type of genres. When you guys see the price you make be like why it is it so much???? Its totally worth every penny. Plus its Dw so you know its going to be good

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                      4.0

                      Pretty good snare

                      By Jeremo4

                      from Oklahoma City, Ok

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                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive
                      • Sensitive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Home Use
                        • Jazz Clubs
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                        When mic'd up this snare sings! I bought the performance series 4pc kit and got the 6.5 x 14 included. Love the kit overall and as with any DW product, its well made. The only issues I have is I hated the heads that originally came with it. changed them to Evans SD14 Genera HD and hazy 300 and got a way better tone. But Im still lacking in loudness that i want in the practice space or when not mic"d. I own a Tama starclassic 5.5 x 14 with diecast hoops and its my go to. I think it has a great tone overall and Im happy to own it but it is now my secondary snare.

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                        5.0

                        Well Crafted

                        By Bud Bedgood

                        from Corinth, Ms.

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                        • Great Sound

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                          Best Uses

                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                          Love the snare and nice throwoff

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice snare drum.

                          By gegilbert.

                          from Eagle Pass, TX

                          Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                          I just received my 5.5" x 14" dw snare drum in black mirra two months ago, and the sound i got after replacing the stock head and putting a remo weatherking coated ambassador head on it, the change in sound was just amazing.this drum is well suited for any particular style of music. the wait for this drum was well worth it.

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                          5.0

                          Great Drum!!!

                          By Anonymous

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                          Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                          I was looking for a replacement for the tama Starclassic G Brass snare I sold a while back. I've had Birch and Brass snares before but this was my first maple. This sounded as good or better than the brass right out of the box. After some fine tuning it sounds amazing. A nice punch with a ton less ring than any other drum I've played before. I have the 6.5 inch deep one in Black mirra. My wife even says it sounds better than any other snare I've had. Always liked the Remo control sound heads and this was stock on it. No wonder they are having trouble keeping these in stock.

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                          5.0

                          DW Performance Snare

                          By Xj2FhOdU6

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                          Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                          I just got this snare for Christmas and oh wow, what a drum. I have the 6 1/2 and every time I play it, it just makes my set sound so much better. It doesn't matter what kind of gig you have, this snare can adapt to your style. The mag throw off is heavenly, smoothest I've ever owned. DW really made a wonderful drum here big time props.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great sound and quality

                          By TBone98

                          from Mid-Atlantic US

                          Comments about DW Performance Series Snare Drum:

                          I have the 6.5" that came with my new set. Been playing 45 years and this is the sound I've been looking for. It's really a DW. I've had PDPs including Platinums and this ain't PDP though assembled in Mexico. Comes with DW wires, new MAG throw but standard end butt, lacquered interior without re-rings, X inner plies and 3mm! hoops. The batter head has a black dot underneath and the overall quality is DW. Hit it off-center and get a metal snare drum ring. You do hear the depth as well as the crack when played normally. Great snare drum if it fits your needs.

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