The Percussion Workshop SD201R is a 14" x 5.5" steel shell snare drum that is ideal for students, or as an entry into the world of metal snare drums.
It features an adjustable internal dampening system, which can be adjusted quickly and easily the desired amount by turning the knob on the side of the drum. This negates the need for moon gel or O-Rings which dull the overtones (ringing) of the drum. On the underside, the drum has a 20 strand metal snare wires. This is ideal for ghost notes as the more wires you have, the more of the 'snare' sound you will get from the drum.
Being made from steel rather than wood, the tone you get is much brighter than say a maple or even birch snare drum and tends to produce more of a 'crack' when playing rimshots.
Fitted with a coated batter head and supplied with a drum key for tuning, this is everything you need to upgrade your existing snare or even to use as an auxiliary snare drum.