I can’t get enough of this Carmine Appice signature brass snare from ddrum. This snare features a heavy-duty 6.5mm 5″ x 14″ brass shell with ddrum’s bullet lug in a gold finish and gold-plated flanged hoops. It also features a custom engraved Carmine Appice design on the shell and is equipped with a Nickelworks throw-off. Best of all, the sheer volume and tone that you can pull out of this drum is amazing. This drum works great in both a live and studio environment and projects sheer power that can resonate above the rest of your kit. It was a gift from my pal Rich Redmond and it has completely redefined my sound. I now find myself hitting softer (which protects the hands) while maintaining that booming ‘crack’ with every strike. Most brass snares are admirable and the Carmine Appice signature snare is exceptional in every way.