Noble & Cooley 4.75x14 Alloy Classic Snare Drum - "Burgundy Sparkle Lacquer w/Brass Die Cast Hoops & Hardware"
The Alloy Classic is built of cast aluminum, as opposed to rolled sheet metal, or sliced from tubing. This process gives the drum a porous shell, resulting in denser sound. By tuning the heads high, the drum still maintains the "crack" or "pop" of a metal drum, while looser tunings give way to the warmness more commonly associated with a wood shell.
The Alloy Classic uses the famous N&C brass throw-off, patented cam action snares, and low-mass, brass tube style lugs.