DEMO MODEL: This instrument has been opened and typically used by an artist or group at a clinic or performance event (i.e., a State Educator show, or Industry Trade show booth.) The instruments have not been previously owned, and with very few exceptions, are in original packaging. All DEMO model instruments still carry any manufacturer warranties - but at a lower cost to compensate for the limited usage. All specifications and details are identical to the brand new versions.
The Black Swamp Mercury SoundArt SA3513MDT-CB 13x3.5" Ply Maple Snare Drum is a professional grade piccolo snare and audition drum that can be used for much more than an audition. The Mini Trio Snare System gives you the same control over timbre and response as our SoundArt System. This drum features a 7-Ply Maple Shell in a Concert Black Stain. Maple shells offer an excellent balance of characteristics that have made it a workhorse in concert and orchestral music for over a century. Our bearing edges are shaped to bring out the natural body, warmth, and clarity that maple has to offer.
The Mercury Series drums are designed for the ultimate in clarity and articulation. While these drums are excellent for the audition circuit, they are also versatile enough to find regular use on the snare stand.
The SoundArt Snare System works as a cohesive unit and blends the 3 systems together for a consistent tonal and dynamic response at all playing levels. This system is precisely machined in the USA from aircraft grade aluminum.
7-Ply Maple Shell
Die-Cast Hoops, Tube Lugs, Stainless Steel Tension Rods
Mini Trio Snare System
Snares - Each snare unit responds at different volume levels for maximum response through every dynamic.