Combining some of the most desirable qualities of the commonly used tone woods, cherry accentuates projection while maintaining an abundantly warm and round timbre. Applying this material in the context of an orchestral snare drum results in an instrument capable of delivering unique tonal warmth and dynamic sensitivity.

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  • Size: 14” x 6.5”
  • Shell: 8-ply 9mm Cherry Wood
  • Bearing Edge: SONIClearTM (top) ; Inner Sharp 45°(bottom)
  • Finish: Piano Black
  • 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.