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DW 8x14 Collectors Series Purpleheart Snare Drum  From DW Drums

DW's flagship line, the Collector’s Series, are the original US-made custom drums. This drum features a Purpleheart shell finished with a natural gloss. 

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What We Think

Purpleheart is an exotic wood with sonic properties that lie somewhere between those of hickory and Bubinga. Purpleheart is highly desired by hobbyists and craftsmen who use the hard heavy wood in small woodworking projects and musical instruments like guitars. It is very rare to see this beautiful wood in sheets wide enough to produce ply drumsets and so who better than DW could produce these unique instruments. Each of these drums will be finished in a natural gloss to showcase the true beauty of this exotic wood.

DW 8x14 Collectors Series Purpleheart Snare Drum Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums expert Barry Knain explains the various features of the DW 8x14 Collectors Series Purpleheart Snare, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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Manufacturer's Description from DW Drums

Hand-crafted in the California Custom Shop from 13 plies of Pure Purpleheart™ with exclusive HVLT shell technology built right in. The all-new Purpleheart snares are offered in any available Custom Shop size and drum hardware color option. Delivering ample attack, projection,  and articulation, this drum is destined to become The Drummer's Choice®.

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About Manufacturer

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 Purpleheart Collectors Snare Drum Features

  • Chrome plated lugs
  • Remo heads
  • 3.0mm hoops
  • Mag Throw Off
  • Purpleheart shell
  • Natural Gloss Finish