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Metro Drums 6.5x14 Turpentine Stratosonic Ply Snare Drum  From Metro

Metro's Ply Drums enhance the aesthetic appeal of the instrument with a stunning range of exotic timber finishes and configurations.

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What We Think

The Metro Drum Company Ironbark ply shell snare drum is the perfect blend of aesthetic and tone in one brilliant package. This drum has a great balance of attack and body. 

Turpentine is one of not-so-common timbers from Australia that is rarely seen in production. At a hardness of 86% greater than maple, Turpentine is in a league of its own in terms of the typical tonewood options for drummers. Aesthetically, it looks similar to walnut but its sonic properties take it to another level.  Through our testing, we found that great sounds that can be achieved whether it is tuned high or low. The shell is beautifully finished inside and out with 45-degree bearing edges which deliver a clean and precise note. Metro chose to configure this shell with 12 plies of Turpentine without reinforcing rings which have a shell thickness of about 1/4" thick. This snare drum has eight heavy double-ended tube lugs providing a beefier low-fundamental note while the hardness of the wood deliver crisp articulation throughout the tuning ranges. Finishing touches include a Smoked Eucalyptus outer veneer with a glass-like gloss finish to add depth to the vibrant veneer.


Metro Drums 6.5x14 Turpentine Stratosonic Ply Snare Drum—Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Drums specialist Barry Knain demos and reviews a Metro Drums 6.5x14 Turpentine Stratosonic Ply Snare Drum.

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    • Metro Drums 6.5x14 Turpentine Stratosonic Ply Snare Drum

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.


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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.


Metro Ply Snare Drum Features:

  • Turpentine Shell
  • Tube Lugs
  • Dunnett Throw Off
  • Evans/Remo Drum Heads
  • Stick Saver Hoops

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