this is an early 20's nickel over brass 5x14 heavy shell snare called the all round model. for better tuning, i replaced the original hoop collars with new chrome over brass replacements that hold up better. i had problems with the original p338, so i replaced it with a new p86 millenium strainer using an adapter i made so to not drill any holes. this is one amazing sounding drum. this is the non fancy version of the popular deluxe model also called the black beauty.