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Drum Workshop Design Series Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum

The DW Design Series DDSD5514BNCR Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum bring is high-end in every way, except for its modest price tag.


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Discounted Price $289.99 to $299.99
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Discounted Price $289.99 to $299.99
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To make the Design Series Black Nickel over Brass Snare drum, craftsmen at Drum Workshop took a rolled 1mm, bead-reinforced, all-brass shell and decked it out with everything the Design Series has to offer. There's little doubt that this snare drum will more than get the job done in any musical situation. Features the MAG Throw-Off, True-Pitch Tuning, and a DW Reverse Dot batter head by Remo.

MAG Snare Throw-off
The MAG throw-off gives you precise and accurate snare tension while being unbelievably reliable. This throw off features a magnetic switch that guarantees it will stand up to the heaviest hitters and only come undone when you want it to.

DW True Pitch Tension Rods
DW’s true pitch tension rods are another modern miracle in innovation. These non-slip screws guarantee that once you get the drum to where you like it, it’ll stay there. No more pesky tuning between songs at gigs.

  • MAG Throw-Off
  • True-Pitch Tuning
  • Rolled 1mm, bead-reinforced and all-brass shell
  • DW Reverse Dot batter head by Remo
  • Get the job done in any musical situation

Get your Drum Workshop Design Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Snare Drum

Amazing snare for the money !!!


Man let me tell you it was love at first hit! This snare is awesome for its price point. Sounds as good as much more expensive models I can't stop playing it. Try it you'll see it's a great snare for the money



great snare drum


Great snare drum. It only required slight tuning right out of the box. It was sold as used, but was like new when arrived.




Sounds Great!


DW certainly knows how to make a good sounding drum and this one is no exception. The brass shell and all the hardware are super high quality. Great for live or studio recording. This is a very versatile snare drum that can be used for any kind of music or player.




Awesome snare


Not only is this an absolutely beautiful snare, but it is built well and sounds great! It features the MAG Throw-Off and can be fine tuned due to the smaller threads. DW has been around and know how to built drum products and this is just another fine example of why they are still one of the top manufacturers around. The brass gives a great sound that is different from wood but still gives a great tone (sometimes better than wood).

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH


Great snare for the money


Drum Workshop has been a staple in the drum industry for decades. They've taken their years of crafting incredible custom instruments and taken some of those features into an import line of drums that pack quite a value to prospective buyers. You get the MAG throw off (one of the best strainers in the business), True Pitch tension rods (which are a finer threading so you can tune accurately easier than ever), DW True Tone snare wires, Remo heads (CS Dot on the batter), and a 1mm rolled brass shell. The two beads give the drum a distinctive look and also help control some of the excess ring and overtones inherent in a lot of brass drums. So whether you play live or in the studio the sheer versatility and quality of this snare drum make it indispensable. Check it out if you need a high quality brass snare drum on a budget.

Nate M

Cincinnati, OH


Design Series Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum

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Shell Finish Type Metal
Configuration Snare Drum
Shell Material Brass
Shell Construction 1mm
Shell Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Number of Lugs 10 Lugs
Series Design Series
Model DDSD5514BNCR
Warranty Info:

Drum Workshop, Inc. warrants that Custom Shop DW Drum Shells and Finishes (Collector's Series®, Classics Series™, and Jazz Series™) are free of material and workmanship defects for a period of Two (2) years from the original date of purchase.

DW Performance Series™ Shells and Finishes are free of material and workmanship defects for a period of Two (2) years from the original date of purchase.

DW Design Series™ Shells and Finishes are free of material and workmanship defects for a period of One (1) year from the original date of purchase.

All drum hardware is covered for a period of one (1) year. Drum Workshop will repair or replace any defective components free of charge with comparable or functionally equivalent parts to the original purchaser upon delivery of the product to an authorized DW Drums dealer. Said defective component/s will become the property of Drum Workshop. Proof of purchase and status as the original purchaser are required for warranty coverage.

For additional warranty information, please visit http://www.dwdrums.com/info/faq.asp#warrantyDrums

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