I should be getting my new DW Snare next week. I got something a little different this time. Instead of the Maple Collectors I got a Birch Collectors, X-Shell, Natural finish, 5.5 X 14, and no sound rings. I've been kind of missing my old Starclassic Performer Birch that I sold with my Starclassic Maple kit a while back. I'm curious to see how well DW does with Birch and with the cross laminated X- Shell it should make for an interesting combination. I'll post pictures when it comes in.