The Drum Workshop Collector’s Series® thin-shell snare drums add two new aluminum drums to its existing line made popular with the black-nickel over brass, titanium and stainless steel thin shell snare drums. Both the 5.5x14-inch and 6.5x14-inch aluminum drums feature a thin, 1-mm rolled shell and is said to have a warmer sound than a brass drum, but with just enough metallic sound to cut well.
The thin aluminum shell is finished with a matte gray powder coat and has rolled bearing edges and snare beds. You get DW’s Custom Shop treatment with chrome hardware, a MAGTM throw-off system with 3PTM (3 position) butt-plate, True ToneTM snare wires, True PitchTM stainless steel tension rods, 3-mm steel True HoopsTM and DW Heads by Remo® USA.
Retail price for the 5.5x14-inch is $661.99 and the 6.5x14-inch goes for $692.99. I can’t wait to record one of these in the studio. Visit http://dwdrums.com.
By Barry Rudolph
miniBIO: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com