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DW Performance Series Steel Snare Drum

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With a sleek chrome look, this drum is a versatile and turn-key snare for multiple styles of music. It has some of the ping of brass and metallic qua...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic DW style and sound.

With a sleek chrome look, this drum is a versatile and turn-key snare for multiple styles of music. It has some of the ping of brass and metallic qualities without the unwanted overtones, but still delivers generous cut and crack. Made in the USA.

FEATURES
Thin, 1mm rolled steel shell
Clean, metallic sound with great volume and sensitivity
Made in the USA

A classic-looking snare with the innovations of the modern era. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
14" x 5-1/2",14" x 6-1/2",14" x 8"
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DWPerformance Series Steel Snare Drum
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Huge tone (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Sensitive (3)

Cons

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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Powerful and controlled sound

By thaibxrusa

from Louisville, KY

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Soundtracks

    Comments about DW Performance Series Steel Snare Drum:

    I upgraded to this snare from my PDP Platinum snare drum. The Platinum snare was decent but just didn't have the tone I was looking for, had a bland ordinary sound, and made noise when I hit the tom closest to it (from the snare itself). As soon as I started playing the DW I was blown away! It has a tone I didn't expect from a steel drum, and no snare vibration issues. I don't typically focus on my snare drum other than keep a beat and hitting it when I crash cymbals, but with this drum I find myself focusing on it as much as I do with my toms. It's actually changing my approach to drumming to an extent. And my interest in playing just got a shot in the arm. High quality stuff with an amazing sound always gives you more motivation to play. This drum did that for me.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Snare (14x8)

    By redfeddrummer

    from Aurora, CO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

    • Not Very Versatile

    Best Uses

    • Hard Rock And Punk
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about DW Performance Series Steel Snare Drum:

    Great snare for the kind of music I play. Being in a punk band, I wanted something I could tune higher, but still be loud and sensitive. This snare does the trick.

    One small problem, which doesn't bother me because of the sound I like out of my snare, is the fact that it only sounds good to me tuned high. If you want a fat snare sound, I would recommend a wood snare.

    I also wouldn't recommend this snare for jazz because it's really loud and it rings out for a long time. If you don't like a lot of ringing, a moongel or piece of tape on the resonant head does the trick.

    I recently did a gig in a small venue, and the snare cut through everything very nicely. I also got a few compliments specifically about the snare sound after the gig.

    Overall, great snare for my taste. Just keep in mind it isn't very versatile and it's REALLY loud.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great snare for alot of snare work

    By woodys

    from Palm Springs Ca.

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Very Articulate

    Cons

    • Tune Alot

    Best Uses

    • Singledoubletriplet Rol

    Comments about DW Performance Series Steel Snare Drum:

    I do alaot of snare work, precise and quick, this picks up every touch and is loud enough without having to hammer it. Rim shots are a perfect crack without having to tune loose. Love it. NOw this is on the 14x8

     
    5.0

    A loud abnoxious snare with great tone and sensitivity

    By Bear Claw

    from New Rochelle

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues

      Comments about DW Performance Series Steel Snare Drum:

      Great Snare with every sound and tuning diversity,"I give this a 10!!

       
      5.0

      sounds good out of the box.

      By Texas Drummer

      from Peora.AZ

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      Pros

      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DW Performance Series Steel Snare Drum:

          Looks great, just fine tune it and your ready to play.

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