The Pearl SSC-1455S/C103 14x5.5" Session Studio Classic Snare Drum in Piano Black Finish features the original Session "recipe", with blended 6-ply 7.5mm Session Formula Birch/Kapur Shells, recreating the classic "Session sound" of strong attack and projection with outstanding lows and punch that you can feel. The reinvented SSC are finished in the same gorgeous high-gloss "31 step" lacquer finishes that are featured on Masters, Reference and Masterworks. The nucleus of the Session Studio Classic sound, warm resonant Kapur surrounded by the brightness of Birch finished with a perfect 45 Degree bearing edge. This timeless combination creates a shell with powerful attack and beautiful tonal decay. Fitting for virtually any style of music or venue.