A more exotic wood type used for this 5×14″ Stave Series snare. Padauk is a hard, dense wood with great acoustic properties. It has a touch darker sound than typical maple but extremely warm with a wider tuning range and a bit more clarity. The 1/2″ thickness adds volume and high end attack. The included chrome hardware features rounded double ended lugs for minimal mass and shell contact, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a Nickelworks clear and chrome throwoff, german brass snare wires and Remo drumheads.