DW Performance 14" x 5.5" Snare Drum in Chrome Shadow
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DW Performance Series 14" x 5.5" Snare Drum in Chrome Shadow

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The DW Performance Series 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum in Chrome Shadow features a 10-ply maple shell, true-pitch tension rods and a mag throw ..

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The DW Performance Series 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum in Chrome Shadow features a 10-ply maple shell, true-pitch tension rods and a mag throw off to deliver superior sound and smooth functionality.

Chrome Shadow Snare

The ideal companion to a shell pack of the same colour or a great way to inject some shimmering sophistication into your kit, this DW Performance Series Chrome Shadow snare offers stand out style and sound.

Featuring an innovative shell construction, well respected Mag throw off and propeller style lugs, this 14” DW snare combines rich tone with striking style and designer adjustability.

Providing versatile, all-purpose tone, this DW Performance snare will ensure you’re covered from the studio to the stage.

DW Performance Series 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum in Chrome Shadow Key Features:

  • 10 ply Maple
  • Superior Sounding HVX Shell
  • DW 45 Degree Back-Cut Bearing Edges
  • True-Pitch Tuning Rods
  • DW Heads by Remo USA
  • Propeller Lugs
  • DW Mag Throw Off
  • 2 Badge Design

Maple Warmth

The shell of this DW Performance snare is constructed from 10 plies of maple to deliver all-purpose tone filled with even highs and mids combined with luscious warm lows.

The snare has been built using DW’s proprietary HVX shell technology which has been devised by vice president John Wood and the DW Custom Shell Shop to deliver versatile sound and optimum resonance.

Combining grain orientation technology with hand selected North American hard rock maple, the HVX process produces a snare that delivers low punchy tones, ample resonance and piercing projection. 

Grain orientation involves alternating the direction of the ply grain as each ply is put into the mould to achieve a shell with shape integrity and super strength.

Once the snare shell has been baked under pressure it is instantly moved to a pressurized cooler to make sure the glue crystallizes immediately to ensure a perfectly cylindrical shell.

Capable of producing the cutting projection needed to slice through the mix on stage, this 14x5.5” snare drum also offers rich warm depth of tone ideal for studio recording.

Modern Edges

As with all drums in the DW Performance Series, this DW snare drum is finished with 45 degree back cut bearing edges.

Providing modern attacking tone and increased sustain, the 45-degree edges give this snare a lively, bright sound filled with character.

DW Mag Throw Off

The DW Performance Chrome Shadow snare is fitted with the well-designed Mag Snare Throw Off System to provide smooth, easy and efficient adjustability of the snare wires.

Chrome finished and featuring a purposefully simple design, the Mag throw off is a workhorse drop throw with a horizontal tension adjustment to offer quick and intricate setting changes.

The Mag snare strainer is named after the clever magnet that’s integrated into the body of the throw-off which works to keep the handle securely in the upward position so that it won’t release without a slight tug.

This simple yet effective design feature ensures that the throw off won’t come loose as you play resulting in loss of the snare wire effect.

Instead it holds the snare wires securely against the resonant head to ensure a consistent snare response you can rely on.

Then when the handle is released it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any strainer buzz, for a quick and clean snare release.

True-Pitch Tension Rods

This DW Chrome Shadow Performance Snare is fitted with true-pitch tension rods to accommodate strong hold and precise tuning.

While most tension rods feature one thread every 1.05mm, the true-pitch tuning rods have 1 thread every 0.8mm; a 20% increase on the standard.

The result of this increased thread is a set of tension rods that achieve more exact and longer lasting tuning across the snare drum to ensure you achieve the exact sound you require from low and fat to cranked and cutting.

Stylish Shadow

Part of the Ultra Durable FinishPly Finishes range, this Chrome Shadow option sits alongside Pewter Sparkle, Gold Sparkle, White Marine and Black Diamond.

Delivering a sophisticated mirrored aesthetic, the deep navy-blue colour of the Chrome Shadow finish is complemented perfectly by the all chrome hardware to provide a shimmering appearance.

The ideal addition to the shell pack of the same colour, this snare drum has an aesthetic that will also slot perfectly into a drum kit of any style.

The DW Performance snare is adorned with double ended “propeller” look lugs and framed with 3mm chrome standard triple flanged graduated counter hoops to deliver a distinctive aesthetic.

Finishing off the look perfectly the snare is fitted with two Performance Series badges.

Remo Drumheads

The DW Chrome Shadow Performance Snare comes fitted with DW Remo USA drumheads as standard to deliver reliable durability and superior sound straight out of the box.

The snare features a coated control sound batter head which is adorned with tuning sequence numbering to help you achieve your optimum snare tone.

The resonant side of the snare features a clear Remo snare side.


Utilising a blend of hand selected maple, innovative construction techniques, practical hardware and a striking finish, this DW Performance 14” x 5.5” snare drum is versatile in both sight and sound.

The proprietary HVX process works to achieve the most from the all maple shells to deliver rich warm tone and clear cutting projection ideal for a wide range of music styles and settings.

The Mag throw off provides reliable snare sensitivity setting and the true-pitch tension rods offer more precise tuning to ensure you achieve the exact sound you need.

The striking Chrome Shadow finish delivers a shimmering flash of rich blue colour to provide a stand out aesthetic to match the snares stunning sound.

For rich maple tone, smooth adjustability and sophisticated style, buy the DW Performance Series 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum in Chrome Shadow now from PMT Online.


Weight (kg)0.4400
Finishchrome shadow
Snare Size14" x 5.5"

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