Dating back more than a century, brass has been a preferred snare drum shell material providing extreme clarity and performance in a variety of musical settings. The antique nickel brushed finish over a 1.2mm brass shell exudes understated elegance while facilitating desirable tonality and sensitivity throughout the extremities of dynamic range.

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  • Size: 14” x 6.5”
  • Shell: Brass (1.2mm)
  • Bearing Edge: Inner Sharp 45°(both sides)
  • Finish: Antique Nickel Brushed
  • Hoop: Single Flanged (Brass)
  • Lug:: Chrome I Lug
  • Strainer: OP-01
  • Snare Cables: ST16-1403, Uncoated Stainless (4) 0.6 mm cables & (12) 0.8 mm cables
  • Heads: Batter: Remo Diplomat Coated; Snare: Remo Diplomat Hazy Snare side
  • Drumdial™ Suggestion: sharper A#, dial 87; Bot.: dial 78
  • Frequency Modifier: PFM1465

Feature & Benefits

  • The OP-01 Strainer

    The smooth and silent OP-01 strainer is a simple and classic functional design featuring a laser-engraved knurled vertical fine tuner adjustment.

  • I Lugs

    To achieve a classic and elegant look as well as maximum shell resonance, the Opus One series drums feature the chrome plated "I" lug.

  • Hybrid Snares

    Each model features its own unique set of hybrid or single-type snare cables in order to maximize the sensitivity of the instrument with which they are paired.

  • Integrated Bridge

    The integrated bridge sets the optimal angle allowing the snare cables to establish a true and consistent point of contact with the resonate side head. The result is extreme responsiveness at all dynamic levels and playing areas of the drum.

  • Claw Hook

    The revolutionary “Rigid-Cast” claw hook design utilizes an oblong receiver hole enclosed in a diecast housing which prevents cracking, ensures proper tuning alignment, and allows flexible tolerance for both synthetic and natural heads.

  • Head Selection and Drumdial™ Optimization

    Each model comes with specific head combinations and specific Drumdial tuning suggestions through extensive testing and collaboration with world renowned artists.