The DW Collectors brass is another one that doesn't get talked about a lot for a 3mm shell under $600. I know there was a thread a while back on whether or not it's spun/cast or whatever (it's rolled), but if you like the sound of a thicker shell compared to the typical ~1mm this is a fantastic bang for the buck.Do they make brass snare drums that don’t sound good? I’ve never run across one that didn’t have some potential. I’ve tried the cheaper Ludwig Black Magic snares, Worldmax brass snares, Pearl Sensitone brass snares, Pork Pie’s brass snares, and Mapex Black Panther brass snares with no issues at all. Honestly, they all sounded great and looked good too. I’m sure there are “bad” brass snares out there, but I’ve yet to play one. It seems there’s a brass shell out there for every occasion!
My Brass Snare Favorites:
- DW Collector’s Brass