DW USA Performance Series Snare Drum

- 6.5" x 14" Black Diamond


USA Maple Snare from the DW Performance Series

Whether you're craving a matching snare for your Performance Series shell pack or a quality maple snare at an unassuming price, you can't go wrong with the DW Performance Series snare from Sweetwater. Its 10-ply HVX maple shell is crisp, sensitive, and cutting, capable of delivering powerful backbeats to your audience or into a microphone. Triple-flanged steel hoops pack a hearty rimshot and a deep pocket. Unique to the Performance Series are DW's low-profile Quarter Turret lugs and a range of specialty wrap, lacquer, and satin finishes.


DW Performance Series vs DW Collector's Series

Unlike the 100% custom Collector's Series, the DW Performance Series maximizes value by limiting configurable options. If you're in the market for an authentic American DW playing experience at a real-world price, look no further than the Performance Series.


Specialty Performance finishes

DW Performance Series snares are available in several finish options. Choose hand-applied lacquer and satin stains for a contemporary look; or for something more classic, choose DW's durable FinishPly wraps, sourced from Delmar USA's UV-treated specialty plastics.


Your dream kit awaits

As the nation's largest DW Performance Series dealer, Sweetwater stocks nearly every shell size and finish available in the line. Your dream kit is just a click or call away.


HVX maple shell

Performance Series snare drums begin with DW's US-built, handcrafted HVX hard rock North American maple shells. The HVX grain orientation arranges wood plies horizontally, vertically, and diagonally for a deep and satisfying fundamental. Shells are baked in pressure molds (2600 PSI at 200°F) then immediately Cool Tempered to crystallize the glue, maximizing strength, roundness, and resonance. John Good's 60° bearing edges promise effortless playability, whatever your style.


Proprietary DW hardware

Unique to the Performance Series are DW's reduced-size Quarter Turret lugs. These offer a decidedly sleeker, more modern appearance that many DW artists prefer. A closer look reveals much of the same hardware found throughout the DW's Collector's Series:

  • Fine-threaded True-Pitch tension rods maximize tuning accuracy
  • DW's magnetic MAG throw off locks snare wires in the "on" position or tenors them completely to eliminate sympathetic buzz
  • DW-branded Remo heads promise great tone and tuning from day one


DW Performance Series Snare Drum Features:

  • Matching snare drum for your DW Performance Series kit
  • A quality snare at an unassuming price
  • Handcrafted and finished in Oxnard, California
  • Quarter Turret lugs are sleek and recognizable
  • 10-ply HVX maple shell is crisp, sensitive, and cutting
  • Heat forming/Cool Tempering maximizes shell strength, roundness, and resonance
  • 60° bearing edges favored by John Good
  • Triple-flanged steel hoops deliver a fat, open attack
  • MAG magnetic throw off locks snares in the "on" position
  • Fine-threaded True-Pitch tension rods enhance tuning accuracy
  • DW's Tuning Sequence batter head with control dot streamlines tuning



DW USA Performance Series Snare Drum - 6.5" x 14" Black Diamond

C$974.99 Regular Price
C$851.50Sale Price
    • Type: Snare drum
    • Shell (Depth x Diameter): 6.5" x 14"
    • Shell Construction: 10-ply
    • Shell Material: North American Maple HVX
    • Hoops: 3.0mm Triple-flanged
    • Color: Black Diamond
    • Finish: FinishPy
    • Heads: DW by Remo USA
    • Manufacturer Part Number: DRPF6514SSBD
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