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6.5x14 Maple Matte Black


Dialtune uses 8-ply maple snare shells that express warm tones, a very wide tuning range, and a sound that works very well for all styles of music. The tonal quality is produced by multi-ply shells of hand-selected maple, and they offer excellent resonance throughout the tuning range. Tuned tight, these shells deliver plenty of snap and crack, middle range is bright and robust, while tuned looser, the sound is punchy with good reverberation.

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  • 6.5x14" 8-ply 100% North American maple shell
  • Off-set double 45-degree waxed bearing edge
  • Precision snare bed for maximum sensitivity and dynamic response across music genres
  • Dialtune patented cable tuning system
    • Die cast metal lugs
    • Independent tuning dials for top and bottom drumheads
    • Our Dialtune high-tech synthetic fiber cable is rated at over 500lbs and caries zero memory, improving performance
    • Restringing cable takes between 5-15 minutes
    • Patented quick release hoops
    • Compact, lever-style throw off for easy snare wire adjustment

Each snare comes with an additional length of replacement cable.
Additional cable may be purchased here.

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    6.5x14 Maple Matte Black

    Changing the head on a dialtune snare drum

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews

    I love it! I swapped this snare with my black beauty, the sound engineer didn’t even notice the difference… so easy to tune. Needs dampening rings or gel dampeners but I haven’t put a different head on it. Im still experimenting but it’s been fun to change tuning on the fly.

    Tony Medeiros
    Game Changer/G.O.A.T

    Whether in the studio or on the stage, this drum delivers everything your ear can dream up!

    In the studio, where you can take all the time in the world to get the sound you hear in your head, it’s as versatile a snare as you’ll ever find. With a variety of dampening on hand, there isn’t a ‘sound’ one couldn’t approximate. Furthermore, it made tuning the drum to individual songs stupid easy. Where this beauty truly earned her money though was live.

    On stage, this drum went from cranked tight funky ‘kang’ to sloppy wet 80’s pop backbeat in the time it took for our lead singer to intro the next song…over and over again for three hours straight. The best part of the evening though had to be seeing my bandmates necks nearly snap as they whipped around hearing the difference between the snare on ‘Something About You’ and ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ in mere seconds without electronics. This drum will change the literal landscape of your ability to express musically. If you have the time and hear the sound in your head, you can find that sound with this drum, usually in seconds.

    - experiment with lots of different dampening ideas. O rings, weighted, dampers, and gels, all sound very different on this drum. Find your favorites, and bring them with you live to amaze and delight your sound man.
    - if you sit low at the drum set, be prepared to cut at least an inch and a half off the telescoping end of your snare stand with a pipe cutter. This drum is worth it.
    - yes, this drum is heavy and these rims will make your rim shots sound like a shotgun. I cannot emphasize with polite words how heavy this drum actually is.
    - I have not actually changed a head yet but, the procedure seems exceedingly simple and a massive time saver for us live performers.
    - I love this drum enough to buy five more! The problem for DialTune is now I don’t have to… I have all the drum sounds I need in a single drum. Get yours now! This is a steal at $599. The price HAS to go up. When word gets out, this will be a hard drum to get your hands on for this price.
    *** My only gripe/wishlist: there need to be ‘fine tune’ lugs added (top only) as the tension system cannot account for differences in head construction/etc. The tuning is ‘good enough’ but a purist’s ear may ask for more. (If this isn’t possible due to design, this is still an AMAZING drum, as is.) And while you’re at it, could you offer an add-on purchase option of a tension gauge, a la timpani tuning gauge, that measures the relative tension since there’s no way to ‘favorite or mark’ positions for repeat tune adjustments? Please. (in my perfect world)

    Final thought, I genuinely cannot wait to see the future for this company. Full kits? Piccolo/soprano (side snare type options)? I’m excited!

    Life Changing Snare….

    Bought this thinking it would take awhile to come, a week and change later…it arrived. Just in time for a studio session and an upcoming show with my band Wild Planes. I tracked this with the demo head right out of the box and it sounded absolutely killer! Got the best sound out of this with just one moon gel. I’m legit blown away with what can be done with this snare. The Matte black looks great, the rim is big enough to get a crack and changing the head is easy peasy. Great concept! 💪


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