True-Sonic Snare Puts a Modern Twist on a Vintage Favourite

Drum Workshop, Inc. has recently announced the release of a snare drum that pays tribute to an American classic, but also includes today’s latest innovations and build-quality. The aptly named True-Sonic features a pre-tensioned, highly-adjustable Snare Bridge™ that provides orchestral- like sensitivity and articulation. DW Founder, Don Lombardi, expounds, “So many drummers had the original design, I happen to be one of them. Today, drummers prize these snares because they have a very distinct voice. We thought we could bring this drum back, but make several key improvements. The pre-tensioned wires worked, but were never easy to adjust and wouldn’t throw-off completely. The shells were also very inconsistent. After playing it for a while and showing it to some of our artists, I feel that we’ve added another interesting texture to our DW snares. That’s what it’s all about, giving drummers more to work with and more sounds to spark their creativity.”

DW True Sonic 14″ x 5″ Chrome Over Brass Snare




  • 1mm Rolled chrome-over-brass shell
  • 3mm True Hoops
  • MAG™ throw-off system (3-position)
  • True-Pitch™ stainless steel tuning rods
  • True-Tone snare wires
  • DW Heads™ by Remo USA®

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