The "classic studio brass snare sound" is one of the most sought-after sounds in snare drums. Nearly everyone in the industry has made a version of "that snare" at some point. Now DW has changed the game. This DW Collector's snare drum is 8" deep instead of the "standard" 5 -6.5" depth. As a result, you get a body and tone you won't find in another brass snare drum. This is a true workhorse drum and works well in many musical situations. This particular shell is drier than others, which lends itself well in the studio or in reflective rooms where a typical 14" x 8" snare would be overpowering. The chrom hardware pops against the contrast of the deep black coloring of the brass shell.