The Extreme HR Series has been designed for rock sound - a back beat with gunshot power yet still retaining great sensitivity. The snare drum has a 14” x 8” shell with 31 premium vertical grain birch plies. This gives the 16mm thick snare drum power but also extra warmth compared to deep metal shelled rock snare drums. The clean high tones from the birch plies combined with the thick vertical grain shell and sharp 45 degree bearing edges embrace a nice metallic deep sound with a full thick backbeat. The ten, 6mm special air vents that run the circumference of the lower part of the shell, help drive more cutting power with great attack for a drum of this size. The 2.5mm deep precision hand cut snare beds give good response and articulation through all dynamic levels making this a versatile snare drum. The series has an outer ply of oak and looks amazing.