I got a snare drum in Quebec city this past Monday at musique gagné drum shop. she was made by drumsmith and metallurgist ronn dunnett in Vancouver Canada. she is made of 16 gauge stainless steel, has brass tube lugs and dunnett strainer. she is an 8 lugs drum and ronn does not put any isolation gaskets on any of his creations. the finish is unique and is called sand cast. this is the only snare drum in the world with this finish and as such ronn has named her silvia. he always give feminine names to his most prized and unique creations. I am currently trying to get an entire stainless steel kit made with the same finish and same specs.