Reference series snare drums possess all the finest and most in-demand features from the Masterworks department. The foundation being the extravagantly thick 20-ply shell, consisting of a blend of birch and maple; providing a balanced, well-rounded tone. Sensitive to playing nuances as well. Quality components that optimize weight and projection include Mastercast die-cast hoops, swiveling dual BRL lugs, and the famous SR1000 strainer. A top notch snare drum for the drummer with stringent demands.