This 5.5" x 14" snare is crafted of 1.2mm hammered steel shell. The hammered process adds tonal complexity, depth, and dryness to the sounds typically associated with TAMA's steel shell, which are bright and penetrating. The more complex tones are generated from the way sound waves asymmetrically reflect off the hammered shell texture. S.L.P. Vintage Hammered Steel snare drum will be fitted with our Sound Arc Hoops, inspired by the so-called "stick saver hoops" which were used on select vintage snare drums. The edges of the Sound Arc Hoops bend inward to enhance the natural tone of the drum and offer increased sensitivity, precision, and control. Brass Tube Lugs 20 strand Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Steel Snare Wire In order to provide a more crisp and sensitive sound, we redesigned our Snare Wires using new materials, customizing the shape of the plate, and changing the wire coils' winding pattern. As a result, the "Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snare Wire” fits more closely to the snare side head, providing greater sensitivity and brighter, crisper sound.