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The standard from which all other DW snare drums are measured, the Collectors Series Maple is crafted from only the finest hand-selected North American Maple and customized in any California Custom Shop finish and drum hardware color option. Each 10-ply drum is fitted with a 6-ply reinforcement hoop and our 60-degree bearing edge for optimal resonance and attack. A lacquered interior adds brightness to a snare with a full tonal spectrum and plenty of body. The Collectors Series Maple is the definitive workhorse wood snare drum to own.
- Collector’s Series
- Maple Shell (10-ply shell with 6-ply reinforcement hoops)
- Chrome Hardware
- True Hoop
- MAG throw-off
- 3P Butt Plate
- Peacock Oyster FinishPly
- 8″ x 14″
The most popular wood for drum making, maple is a hardwood that produces maximum resonance, projection and attack. Combined with reinforcement hoops, it can produce a more focused sound and is well suited for live and studio applications.
To make a better instrument, sometimes you have to go back to the basics. DW spent nearly a year-and-a-half designing and perfecting the most consistent counter hoop theyve ever produced. Its called the True Hoop (U.S. Patents 8,563,841 and 9,390,692) and its a major advancement in the relationship between bearing edge, drum head and counter hoop. As drummers, DW knows how critical that relationship is to tuning and tone. The True Hoop is just that, round and flat, and without the typical variations you often see around stamped holes. It even has an attractive new touch: a fully-rounded outer edge. They now come factory installed on all Custom Shop Drums and are available in all drum hardware color options.
True Hoops are also gauged in graduated thicknesses to factory-match various drum sizes.
Drums 8″ and 10″ in diameter come with 1.6mm True Hoops, while 12″-18″ come with 2.3mm. All snare drums come with 3.0mm True Hoops.
THROW OFF SYSTEM
DW offers 2 styles of snare throw-offs; Traditional Delta ball-bearing throw-off and all new MAG throw-off. A purposefully simple design, the MAG (U.S. Patent No. 7,902,444) is a workhorse drop throw-off with horizontal tension adjustment and smooth, easy-adjust action. It gets its name from a clever magnet that’s integrated into the body of the throw-off. When the handle is in the up position, it wont release without a slight tug. When it does release it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any strainer buzz.
The innovative new 3P, three-position butt plate, allows you to easily and accurately toggle between 3 different levels of strainer tension. The combination of the MAG throw-off and the 3P Butt Plate is the most reliable and adjustable strainer system we’ve ever built and comes standard on all Custom Shop DW Snares. Both throw-offs are available in all five Custom Shop drum hardware finishes.
Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!
With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturers stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!
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