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NAMM Preview: DW Nickel-Over-Brass Snare Drums

The surprising thing is that DW hasn’t done this before now.

After spinning out what appeared to be every imaginable snare shell material under the sun, Drum Workshop has announced the introduction of two black-nickel-over-brass models in its expansive Collector’s Series metal snare drums series.

Available in 14" x 5.5" and 14" x 6.5" sizes, these drums feature a thin, rolled 1mm shell with a rolled bearing edge and snare beds. The Custom Shop drum can be ordered in any of five drum hardware color choices (chrome, black chrome, satin chrome, black nickel, and 24-karat gold) and includes standard features such as: MAG throw-off system with 3P (3 position) butt plate, True Tone snare wires, True Pitch stainless steel tension rods, 3.0 steel True Hoops, and DW Heads by Remo USA.

They’re black, they’re beautiful, and made to order. Retail price: $667 for either size.

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  • ANYTHING DW I want PLEASE post one of these to me or a Super Solid snare too