This 5.5x13 DW Collectors Cast Aluminum Snare is very different than traditional, thin shelled aluminum drums you may be accustomed to. This bad boy is rolled from heavy-gauge aluminum with an integrated reinforcement hoop. The sound is loud, bright, yet bottom heavy. Finished in a unique wrinkle coating, this thick aluminum lacks a lot of the ping and metallic quality associated with brass and steel drums. If you're looking for powerful projection with solid articulation, give this DW Collectors Cast Aluminium a whirl.