The PDP Concept Series All-Maple Black Wax snare drum with Chrome Hardware (14×6.5″) features a hand-applied wax sealer that protects its maple exterior and provides an earthy matte finish. Complemented by dual-turret lugs, the multi-purpose snares are also fitted with classic DW style MAG Throw-Offs™, True-Pitch Tuning™, and Remo heads. This snare drum is ideal for all styles of a player with its sensitive response suitable for delicate playing, yet has the power and volume for hard rock drummers.
- Concept Series All-Maple Black Wax Snare with Chrome Hardware
- The hand-applied wax sealer protects its maple exterior and provides an earthy matte finish.
- Complemented by dual-turret lugs, the multi-purpose snares are also fitted with
- MAG Throw-Offs™, True-Pitch Tuning™, and Remo’s head.
- Snare Size: Multiple Sizes
- Total Pieces: 1
- Case or Bag: Not Applicable
- Stand: Not Applicable
- Shell Material: Maple
- Shell Construction: 10-Ply
- Shell Thickness (mm): Info Not Available
- Bearing Edge: 45
- Reinforcement Ring: No
- Hardware Material: Steel
- Hoop Type: Triple-flange
- Lugs: Patented
- Throw-Off: Tap-style
- Internal muffler: No
- Snares: Info Not Available
- Heads: Branded
- Finish Type: Lacquer
- Country of Origin: China
The first snare drum on the stand is that the 13″x7″, which is greeted by a robust ‘thwack’ onto its center. The drum produces a really sharp attack and has an incredibly sensitive snare response. After twiddling with the tuning somewhat, it seems to be most content during a mid to high tuning range.
Strangely, considering the depth of the drum, it doesn’t offer many low-end frequencies. Despite the all-maple shell, one might expect a touch more beef during a lower tuning. That said, there’s still some depth of tonality to the sound, especially when the snare strainer has been loosened off to permit the resonant head to breathe a touch more.
The 14″x51⁄2″ functions instead of what you would possibly expect it to. With a shorter depth (in comparison to the 13″x7″), there’s even more of a discernible crack from the rim-shot and therefore the snare wires are minutely quicker to react to the more sensitive strokes.
The kind of short snap that both of those snare drums produce would likely work wonders with our missing counterpart: the 10″x6″. we might wager that it sounds absolutely fantastic as a side snare, cranked up nice and tight.
The look and feel of the Mag Throw-off are most agreeable. The way that the strainer stands proud horizontally at a 90° angle to the shell is especially convenient. It does however suffer slightly without its usual pairing with the 3P butt-plate (again found on DW’s high-end snares).
The Black Wax Concept Series snares accompany a no-frills, plain butt-plate to carry the nylon snare strap in situ. After a touch of practice though, quick adjustability is achievable without even having to throw off the snare, which may be a useful touch for quick tonal changes.
In essence, these are perhaps not the foremost exciting looking or sounding snare drums we’ve encounter, but once you remember that both of them accompany a tag of but £200, it’s difficult to be too critical of them. For the cash, they’re all right built and undoubtedly punch above their weight sonically. This snare drum comes for only a price of 179.99 dollars.