DW Performance Series Snare Drum - 8"x14" - Natural Lacquer

8" x 14" Snare Drum - Natural
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DW Performance Series Snare Drum - 8
DW Performance Series Snare Drum - 8
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DW Performance Series Snare Drum - 8"x14" - Natural Lacquer
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DW Quality, An Amazing Price

Delivering unbelievable resonance and projection thanks to DW's proprietary HVX shell, Performance Series drums provide you with great sound at a real-world price. Built from a blend of eight plies of hand-selected North American hard rock maple, they dole out solid, thunderous punch every time you step onstage. On top of that, you get a scaled-down version of DW's trademark turret lug, as well as onboard True-Pitch tuning and 45-degree back-cut bearing edges. The DW Performance Series drums are an amazing value.

DW Performance Series at a Glance:
  • Punchy tones from HVX maple shells
  • Engineered for superior sound
Punchy tones from HVX maple shells

The Performance Series HVX shells blend horizontal, vertical, and diagonal plies of hand-selected North American hard rock maple (eight in total) and are voiced to give you solid low mids with a lot of punch and articulation. You'll find that these drums offer resonance and projection that's perfect for live performance. The maple shells give your sound definition and great response. You won't have to fight with mushy tones that get lost in the mix either, thanks to maple's natural brightness and clarity. Add a powerful punch and attack to your kit with the DW Performance Series.

Engineered for superior sound

Gain more control over your tuning and your tone with DW's Performance Series. True-Pitch tuning rods use a tighter threaded tension rod so you can more precisely intonate your kit. True-Pitch tuning rods have 20% more threads than common tuning rods, so the DW Performance Series drums can be tuned more precisely than most drums on the market. Plus, DW endowed the Performance Series drums with their STM Suspension Tom Mount. This patented system allows your toms to resonate freely, maximizing the tonality while keeping the drum securely in place. And the 45-degree back-cut bearing edge minimizes contact with the drumhead, which allows the head and the shell to resonate more freely for incredible sound. At Sweetwater we understand the importance of value, and we're confident that you'll be impressed at how much drum you get for the money with the DW Performance Series!

This is an 8" x 14" DW Performance Series snare drum.

DW Performance Series 8" x 14" Snare Drum Features at a Glance:

  • Finish: Natural lacquer

  • 8" x 14" Snare Drum
  • New Quarter Turret Lug
  • Low-Mass Die-Cast Claw Hook
  • New Badge
  • Logo head
  • Hand-sprayed Specialty Lacquer finishes
  • Easy to tune
  • Sounds like what you'd expect from DW
  • Superior sounding HVX shells
  • DW Heads by Remo USA
  • TruePitch Tuning
  • 45-degree back-cut bearing edges
Serious drums at a great price with DW's Performance Series!

Tech Specs

Type Snare
Shell (Depth x Diameter) 8" x 14"
Shell Construction 10-ply
Shell Material Maple
Color Natural
Finish Lacquer
Heads Remo USA
Manufacturer Part Number DRPL0814SSNA

Customer Reviews

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Sounds as big as she looks

When I purchased this snare I didn't expect it to sound as good as it does. Sounds huge, love the throw off and true pitch tuning rods. I also love that it comes with a coated reverse dot head which is my personal favorite. Love the snare and very fast shipping!

Great deep snare

One of my favorite snares ever that we used in a studio was the Pearl Vinnie Paul 8x14. So, when I was buying a new kit this snare piqued my interest. I tune it up fairly high for a deep snare and wow does this thing have a nice pop to it with all the body you'd expect from an 8" deep snare. Does the low, fat thing as well, but, for me, tuned up a little higher is where I like this thing.
Music background: Musician


This snare is a great value. If your looking for a snare with low tones on a budget, I don't think you will find a better deal. Snare was tuned high from factory and head was not a good choice for us. We went with Evans genera dry HD.
Music background: Live Sound Engineer
See also: drum snare, DW, DW Snare Drums