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DW 6.5x14 Collectors Exotic Maple Snare Drum-Redwood Stump  From DW

DW's flagship line, the Collector’s Series, are the original US-made custom drums. This drum features a fantastic Redwood Stump veneer finished with a natural gloss. VLT Shell- Note C#

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Retail:  $1,255.00

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What We Think

When it comes to exotic veneers, some of the best specimens can be found on DW snare drums, and this Collectors Maple Snare, with its Redwood Stump veneer, is a strikingly beautiful example of fine American drum building. 

DW’s vertical low-timbre shell design features outer and inner plies of wood with vertically-oriented grain. This places less tension on the drum shell, thereby accentuating the natural low-end of the shell. The end result is a lower fundamental pitch and rich, deep resonance with plenty of clarity and articulation. This drum responds well across a wide range of tunings; it can be tuned low without losing articulation, or high without choking out or lacking body. 

The beautifully figured Redwood Stump veneer that adorns this drum provides a wonderful visual complement to the rich sounds this drum is capable of producing. Drummers seeking a snare that is both unique and versatile would do well to consider adding this beauty to their collection.


DW 6.5x14 Collectors Exotic Maple Snare Drum, Redwood Stump Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the DW 6.5x14 Collectors Exotic Maple Snare Drum, Redwood Stump, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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    • DW 6.5x14 Collectors Exotic Maple Snare Drum-Redwood Stump

Manufacturer's Description from DW

In experimenting with different exotic woods as alternate shell making materials, DW's Custom Shell Shop discovered that in addition to the different tonal qualities inherent in every unique type of wood, slight alterations in the shell's construction can also greatly influence sound. Some of the woods sampled possessed a vertical grain pattern that when tested, dramatically lowered the pitch of the shell. Thus, VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) was born. For those players who prefer a lower overall tone while still maintaining maximum resonance and attack, VLT can be ordered as an option on all Collector's Series Maple Drums.

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Drum Workshop has been one of the forefront companies that has helped propel drum hardware and custom drum manufacturing. For over forty years, their innovations and tireless dedication in pedals, hardware, and drum-making have continued to change the way drummers think about and approach drumming. To this day, DW pedals and hardware have raised the standards by which all others are measured. 

DW also continues to expand their custom drum offerings with a variety of shell designs, tonewoods, and countless finish options to truly personalize your sonic vision. Whether you are designing something for home use or the rigors of the road, DW's allegiance to improving the way drum products are made continues to inspire generations of drummers. Through passion and innovation, DW has become the Drummer's Choice for enthusiasts and professionals alike.




DW Collectors Exotic Series Snare Drum Features:

  • Chrome plated lugs
  • Remo heads
  • 3.0mm hoops
  • Mag Throw Off
  • Redwood Stump Veneer
  • Natural Gloss Finish
  • VLT Shell