The DW Performance Series Snare Drums are made from a 10ply HVX constructed North American Hard-Rock Maple shell. This gives it a fat, warm sound that's still punchy and deep. It has dual 45 degree bearing edges for great articulation and snare response while the lower-mass turret lugs and triple-flange hoops keep this drum in tune even when under abuse from the heaviest hitters. This snare also come with a MAG throw-off. The MAG is a drop style throw-off with horizontal tension adjustment that is smooth and easy to use. It gets its name from a clever magnet that's integrated into the body of the throw-off. When the handle is in the up position, it wonÕt release without a slight tug. When it does release, it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any and all snare buzz. The Performance Series has made it more affordable than ever for you to get your hands on the best gear possible, so what are you waiting for? Get yours today and take home a phenomenal drum without breaking the bank.