The Contender series features select All Polar shells and includes Remo drumheads. This results in a sound that is pleasantly warm, with plenty of volume and projection. All Contender Series hardware has a simple, time tested design for reliable performance and ease of maintenance. The aluminum alloy lugs are light and strong for stable tuning and dependability of performance. The Contender snare drum is available in a variety of sizes to accommodate a wide range of applications and sound preferences. Whether used for the very youngest players, casual adult ensembles or anything in between there is a Contender snare that will be a perfect fit. They utilize standard crimped wire snares and a simple traditional throw off for reliable performance and easy snare replacement.