Posted by Mark Cooper on 21st September 2015
Yes this blog is a little late, partly due to the fact that last week was incredibly busy and partly due to this micro mountain of DW snares that accosted the stock room. If well crafted, visually striking snares that are clearly at the top their game are you thing then please read on.
With a wide range of interesting snares I was immediately intrigued. It is one thing to bulk buy a load of "factory standards" (which is cool, i have nothing against that before the forums explode) but each one of these remarkable designs had something different to offer and in turn is what caught my attention first hand.
The first snare that caught my eye was the Ribbed Vintage Steel. This not only looked the part but boasted a heavy duty loud crack that is as bright as the day is long. The sensitivity of this snare is also worth mentioning making it an incredibly dynamic piece of equipment. We have received this snare in both brass and copper (the brass being slightly brighter with a little more attack). It also has the looks to match! Using a vintage pre aged process it would fit right in at your local hipster bar. You know the one, right next to all that exposed brick work and crazy light bulbs.
If that kind of thing doesn't spark an interest then that's okay because we have the all new Abalone collectors series snare. This is a brand new finish in case that last sentence didn't register, boasting beautiful golden swirls, the visual equivalent to what melting the golden gates of heaven (after paradise budget cuts kicked in) would look like. This is also an all maple shell which can be extremely useful and versatile in any live or studio situation.
I'm keeping this short and sweet because there are now small polystyrene's all over the stock room floor. Literally millions of them. They weigh nothing and it's impossible to sweep them up. So.. yeah I need do that.
This is only two of eight different snare's that we've received. Please check out the DW section of our site for more info/specs.
Remember to wrap up warm and stay away from strangers.