Meet "Soul", a 6.5x13 stainless steel snare. He is an 8 lug drum with flanged hoops. Came equipped with 42 strand steel wires and a clear Nickelworks throw off. This is a just a very well designed and built snare drum. It performs exceptionally well in almost any environment. It's crisp and articulate - great for brushes or any light work. When you need it to "talk" - it'll talk and talk plenty loud. It has an unbelievable tensioning / tuning range and an equally impressive snare tension range. Simply the best metal snare drum available - lotsa bang for the buck.