Metro 6.5x14 Tasmanian Blackwood Ply Snare Drum Rosewood  From Metro

Metro's Ply Drums enhance the aesthetic appeal of the instrument with a stunning range of exotic timber finishes, certain to keep these drums at the top of the "most wanted" list for the discerning drum collector.

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What We Think

For decades now, Metro Drum Company has been creating some of the finest handcrafted drums from Australia and we are super excited to have these drums.

This Tasmanian Blackwood snare drum with Stick Saver hoops brings a throwback flair with modern build tolerances. For this beauty, the Metro company used a 16 ply shell without reinforcing rings and finished it with a natural satin over an attractive Rosewood veneer.  Blackwood is an acacia wood species that comes from Australia, New Zealand, or Tasmania and is sometimes compared to Hawaiian koa. Being close to 20% harder than maple, its tonal range is similar to both koa and mahogany, featuring a strong midrange focus that is dry, clear and warm, with a splash of top-end shimmer. The Tasmanian Blackwood coupled with the 10 lug configuration bring a soothing warmth that we fell in love with. The Inde throw-off is reminiscent of the Ludwig P88 strainer and features locking sensitivity dial so that you no longer have to worry about your snare tension coming loose while you’re playing.

This is just one of the many options that Metro Drum Company has available. Whether you prefer modern builds or vintage sounds, give us a call and get on the road to sonic and visual bliss.

Manufacturer's Description from Metro

The Metro ply shell snare is both dynamic and articulate. These drums have the characteristic volume and projection of the best steel shells, but with a warmth and depth that no metal shell can capture. An expressive instrument with an open, lively sound, these ply shell snare drums respond instantly to even the most subtle stickings.

Tasmanian Blackwood’s tone profile resembles that of koa or mahogany in its midrange focus — a little dry and clear yet also warm — with an added splash of top-end shimmer and richness found in rosewood.

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About Manufacturer

Premium handcrafted quality drums built using Australian Innovation. We have a passion for producing classy snare drums and drum kits that a working drummer can afford. Improve your sound and enjoy your experience playing with a Metro drum.

Specifications

Metro Ply Snare Drum Features:

  • Tasmanian Blackwood Shell
  • 16 Ply Shell
  • Remow Drum Heads
  • Tube lugs
  • Inde Throw Off
  • Stick Saver Hoops