thoughts on DW steel 14x6.5


Senior Member
hey guys. so i've been seeking some sort of metal snare drum. i have the chance to pickup a dw chrome over steel 14x6.5 snare and was wondering if anyone has sampled this and think it may be worth getting. thanks in advance


Silver Member
We have a 14x5.5 knurled nickel DW Steel snare at work, and jesus christ it is loud! Weighs a tonne too due to the heavy-gauge rolled shell and inbuilt reinforcement hoops.

If you want a snare that will blow people's brains out this baby will do it!


Senior Member
hhhmm it may be worth it then. since at the moment i only have a steambent maple snare and i could do with a louder snare in soem gigs and maybe in the studio. would you think the chrome over steel would have a similar sound to the knurled nickel?


My school has a 6.5x14" Mapex steel snare. I'm not too sure what it is, though. I'm pretty sure it's a Saturn, but don't quote me on that.

It uses an Aquarian Satin head. The thing is fantastic. Seriously, it's a thing of beauty =D