RCS Snare

ds has established an enviable reputation when it comes to superior quality handbuilt snare drums

From workhorse maple and birch snares, to a wide selection
of Hybrid shells, ds offers a flavor and sizefor every musical situation.

 As is case with all Italian Custom Shop drums, ds snare drums can be custom ordered in almost countless configurations, finishes, and features.


Use the configurator to personalize one for yourself.

DRUMS + ENVIROMENTS

The Mother Nature Snare series is born from the love of drums and enviroment and set new standards in terms of performance and quality for the Musicl Instrument industry. These snares feature A unique horizontal orientation and offer a sound distinct from conventional ply drums. The result is a clarity of sound whick cuts through the mixer yet remains musical and vibrant. In respect of our best woods we are very proud to use for the first time in history a new formulation of water-based coatings for wood that respect the planet and with a socially responsible production cycle. These BIO Coatings are made in Italy too with recycled materials and are in line with the latest green policies adopted worldwide.

BOG OAK

A WOOD OF ABOUT
1000 YEARS OLD

At the heart of this very special limited edition snare drum is a spectacular
shell made from 1.000 year-old bog oak.
Handcrafted in Italy using a unique horizontal grain orientation
these snares have a truly dark and deep tone.
Available in both 14"x6.5" and 14"x5.5" the pure Bog Oak is a unique snare drum
that is not only visually stunning with awesome tones, it will
quickly earn its place as a classic collector's snare drum.

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Size
Dimensions Depth 6.5" 5.5"
Diameter 14" 14"
Design Detail
Hoop   2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole) 2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole)
Lug   ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism
Shells Thickness 7ply 7mm 7ply 7mm
Material Bog Oak Bog Oak
Snare bed   2.7mm 2.7mm
Strainers Butt Side BE01BN type BE01BN type
Release Side SR01BN type SR01BN type
Head Top Remo USA Ambassador Coated Remo USA Ambassador Coated
Bottom Remo USA Ambassador Snare Remo USA Ambassador Snare
Snare wire   ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel) ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel)
Bearing Edge   60 degrees / R1.5mm 60 degrees / R1.5mm

EUROPEAN CHERRY

PUNCHY & ROUND
TIMBRE

The European Cherry has great projection and an articulate response.
The cherry has a beautiful texture that is quite attractive and darkens
in appearance as it ages.
For drummers that prefer a punchy, round timbre.

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Size
Dimensions Depth 6.5" 5.5"
Diameter 14" 14"
Design Detail
Hoop   2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole) 2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole)
Lug   ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism
Shells Thickness 7ply 7mm 7ply 7mm
Material Cherry Cherry
Snare bed   2.7mm 2.7mm
Strainers Butt Side BE01CR type BE01CR type
Release Side SR01CR type SR01CR type
Head Top Remo USA Ambassador Coated Remo USA Ambassador Coated
Bottom Remo USA Ambassador Snare Remo USA Ambassador Snare
Snare wire   ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel) ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel)
Bearing Edge   60 degrees / R1.5mm 60 degrees / R1.5mm

OLIVE ASH

DRY SOUND

Olive Ash snares have the acoustic properties of white ash but a rich 
colour and grain pattern that resembles olive wood.
This drum is available in both 14"x6.5" and 14"x5.5" and provides
drummers with a wide spectrum of sounds and tonal colors
to complement any style of music.

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Size
Dimensions Depth 6.5" 5.5"
Diameter 14" 14"
Design Detail
Hoop   2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole) 2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole)
Lug   ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism
Shells Thickness 7ply 7mm 7ply 7mm
Material Olive Ash Olive Ash
Snare bed   2.7mm 2.7mm
Strainers Butt Side BE01CR type BE01CR type
Release Side SR01CR type SR01CR type
Head Top Remo USA Ambassador Coated Remo USA Ambassador Coated
Bottom Remo USA Ambassador Snare Remo USA Ambassador Snare
Snare wire   ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel) ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel)
Bearing Edge   60 degrees / R1.5mm 60 degrees / R1.5mm

ITALIAN WALNUT

VINTAGE LOOK AND TONE

Walnut is noted for its big, warm and dry tone with a terrific low end.
These snares have a truly organic, retro vibe while maintaining the classic ds personality.
The rim shot of a Walnut snare has an amazing crack that many feel is superior to those of other wood shell materials.

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Size
Dimensions Depth 6.5" 5.5"
Diameter 14" 14"
Design Detail
Hoop   2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole) 2.3mm Inward Hoop (Steel, 10 Hole)
Lug   ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism ds High-tention Lug (One-piece) with Internal Lug Lock Mechanism
Shells Thickness 7ply 7mm 7ply 7mm
Material Walnut Walnut
Snare bed   2.7mm 2.7mm
Strainers Butt Side BE01CR type BE01CR type
Release Side SR01CR type SR01CR type
Head Top Remo USA Ambassador Coated Remo USA Ambassador Coated
Bottom Remo USA Ambassador Snare Remo USA Ambassador Snare
Snare wire   ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel) ds SE1422 (22 Strands / High Carbon Steel)
Bearing Edge   60 degrees / R1.5mm 60 degrees / R1.5mm