The versatile WTS Artistry Series Snare features a full-bodied sound and wide tuning range, fitting for any style of music.

 

CONFIGURATION:

  • ​​14" x 8" Snare*

 

FEATURES:

  • Snare drum (14"x8")
  • 10-ply all-maple shells handcrafted in the USA
  • Welch Tuning System™​​ hardware
  • 12-coat premium lacquer finish
  • Hand-cut single 45-degree bearing edges
  • Trick GS007 throw-off
  • 10-pulley die-cast hoops
  • Evans™ drum heads:
    • Evans G1 batter head
    • Evans 300 snare side head

 

*Other drums not included. Hardware and cymbals not included.

 

BENEFITS:

Express your artistry with our masterfully-crafted flagship line of drums. Built for the professional musician, the WTS Artistry Series is the ultimate representation of uncompromised quality, style, and musical freedom.

 

  • 100% Maple Shells Made in the USA: Experience full, rich tones like never before! Up to 90% less shell-mounted hardware than any other tuning system allows our drums to resonate to their full potential. Our all-maple shells with hand-cut bearing edges guarantee optimal quality and playing performance.

 

  • Premium Elegant Finishes: Stand out from the crowd with our expertly lacquered drums! The WTS Artistry Series™ shells are offered in a variety of high-end lacquer finishes applied by hand. Every shell is sanded between each of the 12 coats of lacquer to produce an impeccable premium finish.

 

  • Innovative Drum Tuning Technology: Say goodbye to your drum key! The Welch Tuning System™ (WTS) is a new and revolutionary integrated drum cable tuning hardware. A system of pulleys and cable bring both heads into tune with the turn of a single handle, similar to tuning a guitar string.

 

THE WTS EXPERIENCE:

  • Make tuning adjustments mid-performance: Drums with WTS are the most versatile drums on the market. Explore high tuning, low tuning, or even tuning to the key of the song… all in a matter of seconds, without a drum key.

 

  • Reach optimal sound and pitch every time: Have confidence in your instrument, and never worry about playing an out of tune drum again. Consistently and effortlessly achieve your desired tuning in any room, on any stage, every time you play your drums.

 

  • Tune your drums in seconds: Save time tuning, and spend more time playing. You will no longer need 20-30 minutes before every performance to tune your drums or be stuck with one tuning for an entire performance.

WTS Artistry Series™ Snare Drum

$1,149.00Price
Lacquer Finish
  • SHIPPING

    Online orders for contiguous U.S. customers only.  Alaska and Hawaii not included. Physical address required (no P.O. Box). FREE SHIPPING! 

     

    For international order requests, please contact us at sales@welchtuningsystems.com.

     

    LEAD TIMES

    All WTS Artistry Series drums are built to order and are expected to ship 1-4 months from order date while supplies last*.

     

    *Due to supply chain uncertainty with COVID-19, if we run out of stock of any WTS parts, the lead times will vary and may be longer than normal.

     

    Read the full shipping & lead times policy here.

  • WTS ARTISTRY SERIES™ 3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

    Read the full warranty policy here.

     

    RETURN POLICY

    No returns or exchanges are accepted. All sales are final.

 

Customer Reviews

Works Perfectly

Reviewed:

Product(s):

WTS Artistry Series Shell Pack; WTS Artistry Series Snare

I am really happy that I bought one of these drum sets!

It was definitely worth to make it travel all over to Berlin, Germany! It arrived safe and perfectly packed!
The first recording during a live session on the German radio was great. It sounded super warm which I was really looking for. And like everyone says the tuning system works perfectly and well lets also mention that it is the most beautiful drum set I ever owned.

This instrument is very special and different from what is out there!

~

Martin Krümmling

Drummer (Hey Jetman)

AMAZING! Every drummer and studio needs this drum set

Reviewed:

Product(s):

WTS Artistry Series Shell Pack; WTS Artistry Series Snare

What can I say? If I could speak all the languages in the world, it still would not be enough to describe how amazing this drum set is. Even better... Sam and Laura are genuine and good people. You will not find a better group, top to bottom. They have the best product, hands down, but their care and dedication some how rivals the gravity of this amazing drum set.

There’s so many things this drum set can do, that your regular lug kit cannot. You think your are limited to single tuning? Wrong. Different ply heads can get you the sound you want... and you can tune on the fly! Resonance? This kit has it in spades. Fewer holes in the shell means sonic heaven. Remove all the lugs... that’s where you’re at: sonic heaven. Did I mention instant tuning? If I was so inclined - and often I am - I tune the kit to the key of the song. In seconds! Speaking of tuning... the WTS is quicker to handle than your traditional lug shell. I find it quicker to replace the top and bottom head with the WTS, than a traditional lug and key.

My unboxing reaction: When I first got the kit, I was sure the toms would be my absolute favorite part. They are amazing. Everything I hoped they would be... but the kick blew my mind. It’s shallower than your standard with more depth and punch. The snare... even better. I’ve never had a wood snare play so well in live settings. This thing cuts like it’s made or aluminum, but has the warmth you expect from maple.

What more can I say? Lots... but I will only say this: You need to track this kit down and sit behind it. Your ears need to hear and your body needs to feel. Then you will truly understand what your mind is thinking already - AMAZING! Every drummer needs one. Every studio is worthless without one. If you can’t find a retailer... please come find me at a show. You can demo to your hearts desire.

I love this kit, and I know you will, too!

Thanks Welch Team! 😘

~

John J. Jammal II

Touring Drummer (Copper Chief)

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