DW Collector's Series Bell Brass Snare Drum
DWs Collector’s Series Bell Brass snare drum is designed to compete with Tama’s Bell Brass snare drum but at a much lower price tag. It has just as much power but a slightly different sound that is a bit wider and has enough pop to cut through at extreme volumes while retaining DW’s refined sound. This drum is made from rolled brass alloy which is different than the beaded and hand hammered brass offered by other companies. The shell has a smooth and brilliant looking brass finish to compliment this overall very heavy drum with a large sound.
As stated in our previous reviews of DW Collector’s series snare drums, the hardware is extremely durable and well made with hoops which can handle intense rim shots and high tension tuning. The strainer is of the highest quality and there are also several different options for hardware colors. The drum is available in 4x14, 5.5x14, and 6.5x14 inch sizes; as with most metal drums, I recommend the deeper 6.5x14 size for increased volume capacity. As with most DW drums, this snare drum is expensive but well worth the extra cost when you consider its price against other brass snare drums.