At just 1mm thick, this 6.5x14 DW Collectors Series Thin Aluminum Snare Drum is quite different from its cast-model cousin. The thin bead-less shells offer a more resonant tone with more overtones. These Aluminum drums feature a thin rolled shell and are workhorse snares that will be right at home in any musical situation. The thin bead-less shells offer a more resonant tone with more overtones than their thicker rolled-shell cousins. The drum is finished with a matte grey powder coat and has rolled bearing edges and snare beds.