DW Drums Performance Series 14″ x 5.5″ Snare Drum, Steel


The DW Drums Performance 14″ x 5.5″ Steel Snare has a thin 1mm rolled shell that gives it a sleek, beadless look. This snare is really a great all-rounder. All of the ping of brass but with more metallic quality and no unwanted overtones. With plenty of cut and crack the Performance snare also possesses incredible volume and sensitivity.

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1mm Steel Snare

This DW Performance Snare features a thin 1mm rolled shell for a sleek, beadless look. Steel snares are bold, resilient and affordable and produce a versatile tone that slices through mixes with ease. The steel sound sits a bit higher int he mix with plenty of accents on treble and mids. This snare delivers consistently bright, aggressive attack.

DW Hardware

The DW Performance Drums are custom-inspired, with double threaded centre lugs, new badge, logo head and a sleek finish. They’re designed to get noticed for all the right reasons. Easy to tune, superior sounding shells, combined with DW heads by Remo USA, True Pitch™ Tuning and all-new MAG throw-off make these drums sing.

Chrome Standard Triple Flange Hoops give these drums a really versatile sound that suits all types of players from jazz and funk to rock and hip hop. The steel triple flange hoops on this snare are 3.0mm.

To give drummers even more control over their sound, DW created its patented True-Pitch® rod system. The rods feature 5mm threads rather than the 12/24 that’s standard on most other drums. To compare, there is 1 thread every 0.8mm on their True-Pitch® rods (about 20 more threads), versus 1 thread every 1.05mm on most other drums. The result is a more exacting tuning process.

Remo Heads

DW Performance Series drums come standard with a set of heads made specially for DW by Remo USA. Snare drums come with our Coated Control Sound batter heads (with tuning sequence numbering) and Clear snare side resonant heads.

About DW Drums

Drum Workshop, or DW, Drums have been on the market now for over 30 years. Hailed as the “drummer’s choice”, DW drums have become the standard against which many others are measured. Both drummers themselves, Don and John began DW in 1972 to create new and innovative products to improve the art of drumming.

“We are always thinking about how to make things a little bit better, we try to respond to that thread that runs through every drummer’s soul.” John, DW Drums

Now this hugely respected American drum brand has artists the like of Dave Grohl, Aaron Spears (Usher), Neil Pert (Rush), Sheila E (Prince) and Roger Taylor (Queen) on their rosta and are recognised worldwide as a mark of quality.


“Taking a premium brand into a lower pricepoint can be tricky, but DW seems to have got the Performance Series spot on.” Rhythm Magazine

“Factory fitted with a Remo CS head, the drum sounded great at lower tunings, very warm and full-bodied, and loads of cut due in part to the 3mm stainless steel counter hoops. When given a bit more tension the drum maintained its character of sound, making it a great all-round snare.” Drumscene Magazine

“You’re getting the best of many worlds with the Performance series drums. This kit is well-balanced, focused,, dynamic and versatile in live or recording environments. I can see them flying out of the door.” Drummer Magazine


  • Double threaded centre lugs
  • Thin 1mm Rolled Steel Shell
  • Heads by Remo USA
  • DW MAG Snare Throw-off System
  • True Pitch™ Tuning


  • 14″ x 5.5″ Snare Drum


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