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DW Drums Unveil New Snare Drum Formula


DW Drums Unveil New Snare Drum Formula

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) are launching a new custom Collector’s Series piccolo snare drum with a new size inspired by π, a mathematical constant known throughout the scientific and mathematical world. The new Pi Snare Drum™ is available in any California Custom Shop diameter by a depth of 3.14”. Also offered is a 14” diameter option constructed from Space Carbon™, a high-grade material that is upcycled from private sector space program manufacturing.

The drum features a newly-designed 2-piece mini turret lug that houses independent lug receivers, as well as, the compact Mini MAG Throw-Off™ (DWSM2157M). The Mini MAG is ideal for snare drums less than 4.5” deep and available separately to easily retro fit on any custom shop snare drum. It features a neat magnetic drop-style mechanism which keeps the snare wires engaged at all times and can be fine-tuned precisely via the knurled drum key tension adjustment. In addition, the Universal Mini Mag Throw-Off (DWSM2157UM) can be retrofitted to virtually any snare from 4.5” – 8” in depth. Other pro-level features on the new Pi snare include DW 3.0 steel True-Hoops™, 3P (3 position) Butt Plate™, True-Pitch 50™ tuning, True-Tone™ 20-stand snare wires and DW Drum Heads™ by Remo®.

Resident DW Drum Designer, John Good, commented:
We’ve been wanting to engineer some new hardware that would allow us to accommodate shallower depths. Rich Sikra and his design team did an outstanding job on the new lug and Mini MAG.  We even designed a new mini Collector’s badge to fit these drums. So many of our top artists are interested in new and unique sounds these days; this new Pi drum has its own sonic character”.

The surprisingly loud Pi snare possesses a wider than expected tuning range giving substantial body to its sound for such a shallow drum. Quick and snappy with dry, crisp, clean fundamental tones it offers an alternate snare voice for the modern drummers and is perfect for an auxiliary snare drum.

Good continued:
This drum is sensitive and has its own tonal character depending on the shell material chosen, but it’s also a shotgun! I mean this thing is loud!

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