DW Performance Series 14" x 5.5" Snare Drum in Gold Sparkle

DW Performance Series 14" x 5.5" Snare Drum in Gold Sparkle



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DW Performance Series 14" x 5.5" Snare Drum in Gold Sparkle

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The DW Performance Series 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum in Gold Sparkle delivers versatile all maple tone, smooth adjustability and striking aesthetics.

Gold Sparkle Snare

Serving as the ideal addition to a shell pack of the same colour, this DW Performance Snare also offers a great way to incorporate some sparkly style into your kit.

Combining a proprietary shell construction process with a FinishPly finish and innovative hardware, this 14” DW snare delivers rich tone, stunning style and designer adjustability.

Offering versatile, all-purpose tone, this DW Performance snare is the ideal option for the diverse modern drummer.

DW Performance Series 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum in Gold Sparkle 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

Shimmering Sparkle

One of five options in Drum Workshop’s Ultra Durable FinishPly Finishes range, this Gold Sparkle finish delivers stand out style.

Providing a pop of bright gold colour, the snare has a glittery aesthetic to inject some shimmering style into your setup.

The rich golden colour of the shell is contrasted perfectly by the all chrome hardware to produce an eye-catching overall look.

Though the ideal partner to a kit of the same colour, this snare would be equally at home in a drum kit of any style.

The DW Performance snare is adorned with double ended “propeller” look lugs and is 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 black Performance Series badges.

Workhorse Throw Off

The DW Performance Gold Sparkle snare is fitted with the DW Mag Snare Throw Off System to ensure smooth, easy and efficient adjustability of the snare wires.

Featuring a chrome finish and with 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 DW Mag takes its name from the clever magnet that is integrated into the body of the throw-off and works to keep the handle securely in the upright position so that it won’t release without a slight tug.

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

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

When you release the handle it then throws the strainer completely off the resonant head to avoid any strainer buzz and deliver a quick and clean snare release.

Precise Tuning

As with all the drums in the DW Performance series, this Gold Sparkle snare is fitted with true-pitch tension rods to provide strong hold and precise tuning.

The true-pitch tuning rods have an increased number of threads compared to standard tension rods in order to achieve more exact and longer lasting tuning across the snare drum.

While most tension rods have one thread every 1.05mm, the true-pitch rods have 1 thread every 0.8mm which is a 20% increase.

The result is a snare drum that accommodates more intricate tuning adjustments to ensure you achieve the exact sound you need from low, fat thud to high, cranked cut.

Marvellous Maple

DW utilise a proprietary HVX process in the construction of their shells to deliver versatile sound and optimum resonance.

Devised by executive vice president John Wood and the DW Custom Shell Shop team, the HVX method combines grain orientation technology and a specific pattern of plies.

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

Once the snare has been baked under pressure it is immediately moved from the oven to a pressurized cooler to ensure the glue instantly crystallizes and the shell hardens to a perfect cylinder.

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

The blend of grain orientation technology, hand selected North American hard rock maple and the cool tempered process serves to produce a snare with low punchy tones, ample resonance and piercing projection.

45 Degree Back Cut Edges

The shell of this DW Performance 14” x 5.5” snare is finished with 45 degree back cut bearing edges.

Delivering a modern attacking tone and increased sustain, the 45-degree edges give the snare a lively, bright sound that’s extremely versatile.

Capable of producing the cutting projection needed to slice through the mix on stage, this Drum Workshop snare also offers a rich warm depth of tone ideal for studio recording.

Remo Heads

The DW Gold Sparkle Performance Snare comes fitted with DW Remo USA drumheads to deliver reliable durability and superior sound straight out of the box.

The batter head is a coated control sound which features tuning sequence numbering to help you achieve easy and successful tuning.

The underside is fitted with a clear Remo snare side head.


Blending innovative construction techniques with hand selected maple this DW Performance snare offers lusciously versatile tone.

From clear cutting projection to full warm lows, this snare is capable of delivering a wide range of tone to cover all playing styles and performance settings.

The Mag throw off and true-pitch tension rods provide reliable snare adjustment and precise tuning to ensure you always achieve the exact sound you require.

The eye-catching Gold Sparkle finish delivers a pop of shimmering colour to ensure this snare looks as good as it sounds.

To get your hands on versatile maple tone, sleek hardware design and striking style, buy the DW Performance Series 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum in Gold Sparkle now from PMT Online.

More Information
Manufacturer DW
SKU 302646
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
MPN 800886
Colour gold
Series Performance Series
Shell Material maple
Snare Size 14" x 5.5"


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