YOUR PRICE: $3,999.45
This special DW Collector's series snare drum can only be described as bespoke. Using almost no off-the-shelf parts, the Collector's Series True Cast Bronze snare drum is about as custom as it can get. At the core of the drum is a sand-casted bronze shell, measuring 3mm thick in the center and increasing to 5mm thick at the bearing edges. Sand casting is a labor- and cost-intensive process that leaves small micro-imperfections in the surface, imparting more character into both the sound and the appearance of the shell that is deemed superior to conventional casting methods when it comes to making snare drum shells.
Additionally, DW has fitted the drum with machined hardware components. Everything from the turret lug casings, the MAG-style throw-off, to the tension rods and even the badges have been precision machined out of solid blocks of metal. The cast hoops are composed of a bronze/aluminum alloy, lending them extreme strength and rigidity, allowing for laser precise tuning and explosive rimshots.
Finally, every surface of the drum has been left raw and exposed to the elements, meaning that each component of this drum will eventually take on a beautiful patina as it ages. Like every DW snare drum, this is an instrument that is meant to be played, but it is also an heirloom piece that is sure to inspire for decades and decades to come.
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