Drum Workshop Collectors Series Black Nickel over Brass 6-1/2”x14” Snare Drum


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The classic brass snare sound is beautifully presented by DW and their Collectors Series Black Nickel over Brass 6-1/2”x14” Snare Drum! And now it comes at a reduced price!

DW Snares are some of the most toured-with and recorded drums in the world.  Anytime you purchase a DW snare, you can rest assured knowing that this is an investment in your future.  DW’s unrivaled commitment to quality allows them to create beautiful sounding drums that that are sure to put a smile on your face for many years to come.

Utilizing a thin industry-standard 1mm brass shell, and plated with sleek black nickel, the Collectors Series Black Nickel over Brass 6-1/2”x14” Snare Drum is a versatile workhorse snare.   Suitable for a variety of musical applications, it offers that sought-after "classic studio brass snare sound" for Rock, Jazz and beyond, offering brightness and cut with a decidedly metallic tonal characteristic, and it can “crack” like you won’t believe!   This drum is also available in 5-1/2”x14” depth which will have a higher fundamental pitch and tone.

Drum Workshop MAG™ Throw-Off:
This snare drum features the DW MAG™ throw-off.  A purposefully simple design, the MAG™ is a workhorse drop throw-off with horizontal tension adjustment and smooth, easy-adjust action. It gets its name from a clever magnet that's integrated into the body of the throw-off. When the handle is in the up position, it won’t release without a slight tug. When it does release it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any strainer buzz. The innovative new 3P, three-position butt plate allows you to easily and accurately toggle between 3 different levels of strainer tension. The combination of the MAG™ throw-off and the 3P Butt Plate is the most reliable and adjustable strainer system DW has ever built.

Drum Workshop TrueHoop Drum Hoops:
To make a better instrument, sometimes you have to go back to the basics.  DW spent nearly a year-and-a-half designing and perfecting the most consistent counter hoop they have ever produced.  It is called the True Hoop and is a major advancement in the relationship between bearing edge, drum head and counter hoop.  As drummers, we know how critical that relationship is to tuning and tone. The True Hoop is just that, round and flat, and without the typical variations you often see around stamped holes. It even has an attractive new touch: a fully-rounded outer edge. The 2.3 mm TrueHoops are factory installed on all Collectors snare drums and in addition to their other features, they are STRONG!

So get your DW Collectors Series Black Nickel over Brass 6-1/2”x14” Snare Drum from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of more than 88 years of experience, 24/7 customer support and the Sam Ash Direct 45/60 day return/price protection policy. You can’t go wrong!

Things You Will Get:

  • Snare Drum
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Great general purpose snare drum from DW


from Cincinnati, OH

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Comments about Drum Workshop Collectors Series Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum:

Drum Workshop has decades of drum building expertise under their belt. This review is for arguably their most versatile snare drum the 6.5x14" Collector's Series Black Nickel Over Brass model. The heart of this drum is a gorgeous 1mm black nickel plated brass shell which gives you a ton of crack, sensitivity, liveliness, and warmth. Where DW departs from the industry standard is in the details. You get a set of their 3.0 mm True Hoops which make the drum play and tune great (definitely a great bridge between a die cast and triple flanged hoop but a unique design of it's own), True Pitch tension rods which have a finer threading making tuning accurately easier than ever before, Turret lugs which not only look cool but also pay homage to the old Camco drums, True Tone snare wires which feature nice brass end plates and hi carbon steel wires (giving you a great balance between sensitivity, dynamic range and crack), and possibly my favorite feature in the industry on snares these days the Mag throw off and 3 position butt plate. The MAG throw system is super smooth and easy to engage/disengage thanks to the magnetic system paired with the 3 position butt plate makes changing your snare drum wire response quick as the flick of a switch giving you loose-moderate-tight settings. Even the stock DW heads are great they are USA made Remo crimped Coated Ambassador and Ambassador snare side. So regardless of whether you play with sticks, rods, brushes, and/or mallets this snare will respond to everything brilliantly from a whisper to a roar. It's tone and design allow you to take it anywhere from low and raspy to tight and cracky and it sounds great live and in the studio. If you're looking for a serious snare drum that can cover a ton of ground check out the DW Collector's Series Black Nickel over Brass as well as the other DW snares today!

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Series Collectors Series
Other Features MAG™ throw-off, 2.3 mm TrueHoops
Model DVRB6514VC
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