Snare Drums

Whether looking for the warm sound of a wood shell snare drum or the brash attack of a metal shell snare drum, check out our various snare drums to give your playing the sound you need! These snare drums are all carefully chosen for their versatility and reasonable pricing.

Mapex MPX Maple Midnight Black Snare Drum

Mapex MPX Maple Midnight Black Snare Drum MPML4550BMB
Mapex MPX Maple Midnight Black Snare Drum MPML4550BMB
The Mapex MPX Midnight Black Maple Snare Drum has an all natural maple shell. It's a high-quality, affordable drum that's warm and sensitive, yet delivers a full projecting sound. Versatile for R&B, Jazz and Rock. It features Transparent Midnight Black Lacquer finish with Black hardware, low-mass lugs, fully adjustable throwoff and Remo UX drum heads. Available in 3 sizes: 13" x 6"; 14" x 5.5"; 14" x 8".
Price: from $209.00$115.00
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Ludwig Supraphonic 5x14 (LM400)

Ludwig Supraphonic 5×14 Snare Drum
Ludwig Supraphonic 5x14 Snare Drum
The Ludwig Supraphonic 5" by 14" snare drum is the most recorded and popular drum in the world. It has been on more recordings and stages than any other snare drum. It comes out of the box ready to play. The USA-made chrome-plated, seamless, beaded aluminum shell produces a bright, crisp attack with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack. Imperial Lugs and supraphonic snares are standard.
Price: $695.00$459.00
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Rhythm Tech Laptop

Rhythm Tech Laptop
The Anytime-Anywhere Snare, The Rhythm Tech Laptop is the perfect product for every level, style and age of player. Use it as a practice pad or drum. It requires no tuning, has a 13" diameter, is an inch high and weighs less than a pound. Black denier-nylon bag, with stick pocket and shoulder strap, included. It's perfect for both students, and professionals! Snares attached. Great for brush playing.
Price: $100.95$68.00
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Mapex Black Panther Velvetone Snare

Mapex Black Panther Snare – Velvetone Finish
Mapex Black Panther Snare - Velvetone Finish
Mapex has developed a hybrid shell with the introduction of the Velvetone Snare. It is a 9 ply shell consisting of maple/walnut/maple. The size is 14" x 5.5", and ideal for a broad range of musical styles. The color is named "butter burst" and lives up to the description. It has a warm and focused sound.
Price: $599.00$379.00
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Yamaha Snare Drum-Stage Custom Birch

Yamaha BSD-0655
This  snare is 14"x 5.5" and has a 6-ply 100% Birch Shell.  It has triple-flanged hoops and is now 10 lugs.  It is a good intermediate drum with clear articulation.  The wood shell provides a warm sound and good projection.  Priced very reasonably! Color shown: Natural.
Price: $200.00$119.99
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Canopus Maple Snare Drum-The Maple

Canopus The Maple Snare Drum
The Canopus maple snare drum is worthy to be called The Maple, because of its natural brilliance, good sound projection, and a complicated, controlled high-pitch overtone series. Standard equipped vintage snare wires give it a sensitive feel, and the shell construction is designed for the best sound prodution with a delicate and precise bearing edge. Brass lugs tend to enhance the richness of the drum. Two sizes available. 8-ply Maple Shell. Special Order. 3-4 week delivery.  Color shown; Natural Oil Finish.
Price: from $640.00
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Canopus Steel Snare 5 x 14

Canopus Steel Snare
There are many steel snare drums that often have an uncontrollable sound, Canopus has given steel a new character. With tube lugs of solid brass, their Steel Snare Drum is well blended, while retaining the sharp sound that is not overshadowed by the mid-range tones of string and keyboard instruments in an ensemble. That is the characteristic of their Steel Snare Drum. It Is a distinct sharp sound.  The die cast hoops installed make this an exceptional drum.  Special order. More Info »
Price: $498.00
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Taye Studio Maple Wood-Hoop Snare Drum-14x7

Taye Studio Maple Wood-Hoop 14×7 (Java Burst)
Taye Studio Maple Wood-Hoop 14x7 (Java Burst)
Taye Studio Maple Snare Drums are constructed using 100% North American Sugar Maple Shells. Sugar Maple is extremely hard and dense which creates a big attack and very sensitive response. The shells are 10ply and the wood hoops 14 ply. The wood hoops are thick and exceptionally effective for "cross sticking" patterns. Color is Java Burst. Details include: 100% North American Sugar Maple Shells High Gloss Lacquer Finishes 10 ply, 7.5mm Shells 14 ply North American Sugar Maple Hoops Claw More Info »
Price: $819.00$524.00
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Pearl Firecracker Poplar Shell Snare Drum

Pearl Firecracker Wood Snare Drum
Pearl Firecracker Wood Snare Drum
The Pearl Firecracker Snare Drum with 8 ply Poplar Wood Shell "pops" like a firecracker. They are a no nonsense drum which will cut through to the max. Available in 10" x 4"(6 ply) and 12" x 5" sizes. If you are looking for an explosive drum with a huge sound the Firecracker is the right choice! Also available with a Steel shell.
Price: from $149.00$89.00
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Pearl Firecracker Steel Shell Snare Drum

Pearl Firecracker Steel Snare Drum
Pearl Firecracker Steel Snare Drum
The Pearl Firecracker Snare Drum with steel shell "pops" like a firecracker. They are a no nonsense drum which will cut through to the max. 10" x 5" size. If you are looking for an explosive drum with a huge sound the Firecracker is the right choice! Also available with a Poplar shell.
Price: $242.00$145.00
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Pearl Concert Series Snare drums

Pearl Concert Snare
The Concert Series Snares are a very affordable alternative to the more expensive orchestral drums on the market.  Designed with a 6 ply maple shell, tube lugs, they are available in standard 14"x 5.5" and 14" x 6.5". They  have a mix of cable snares for a dry, orchestral sonority. Hoops are Super Hoop ll. Colors are Natural and Piano Black. it is a perfect professional quality instrument for the school budget.
Price: from $803.00$400.00
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Yamaha Snare Drum-Steel Shell

Yamaha SD-265A
The Steel Shell snare drums are  bright and have a long decay.  Yamaha has 2 sizes in the intermediate level.  The brighter of the two is the 14 x 5.5.  The other drum is 14 x 6.5 which has a lower pitch, but still very loud.  The hoops are triple-flanged and they are  8-lug drums. These are definitely a good choice if you are looking for enhanced volume.
Price: from $240.00$137.00
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GMS Super Vintage Snare Drum

Super-Vintage-Black-with-Silver-212×212
NOTE: This drum is a special order and will take some time to build, please email us if you have any questions before you order. Gotta love those old snare drums. Big, fat, thick with that soft buttery feel. We’ve all been looking high and low for one in good, playable condition. Sometimes you get lucky. Well, today is your lucky day! The GMS “Super Vintage” snare drums capture all that is good in an old drum, and then some. More Info »
Price: from $850.00$510.00
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GMS 25th Anniversary Snare Drum (6.5 x 14)

25th-anniversary-snare-00-212×212
NOTE: This drum is a special order and will take some time to build, please email us if you have any questions before you order. GMS Drum Co. is proud to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. We wanted to create a snare drum in honor of our anniversary, one that would be unique and encompass our passion for new technology while remaining true to our love of old world quality and craftmanship. We feel we’ve accomlished that with the 25th Anniversary More Info »
Price: $1,250.00$749.00
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GMS Revolution Snare Drum

Revolution-Snares-Walnut-Burst-w-Brass-F-212×212
NOTE: This drum is a special order and will take some time to build, please email us if you have any questions before you order. GMS’s new Revolution Series drums feature a thin coating of real metal on the company’s premium-quality maple drum shells. Available metal types include brass, copper, nickle/steel. Drummers can choose to have a metal coating on the inside, outside, or both surfaces of shell. (The coatings are visually striking and distinctive.) They can even mix and More Info »
Price: from $1,090.00$654.00
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Pearl SensiTone 14x6.5 Steel Snare Drum

Pearl SensiTone 14×6.5 Snare Drum, Steel
Pearl SensiTone 14x6.5 Snare Drum, Steel
The SensiTone Steel Snare Drum 14"x 6.5" has a mid-range overtone, but also a sharp "crack" sound.. It is a sensitive, classic beaded shell in steel that cuts through and features the new Clip-Lock Strainer System that locks into place and keeps snare tension from loosening. It can be tuned to a low pitch and still project. Free shipping continental US.
Price: $539.00$319.00
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Canopus YAIBA Snare Drum-Maple

Canopus YAIBA Snare
The YAIBA Snare Drum is an 8-ply maple shell drum.  It has the Japanese Sword design die-cast lugs and is extremely resonant and articulate.  Only available in the 5.5" x 14" size and Natural Oil finish, it is less expensive than the brass lug drums. The shell is basically the same. Special Order.  Delivery 3-4 weeks.
Price: $399.00
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Canopus Mel Taylor Model Snare Drum 14 x 6.5

Canopus Mel Taylor Model Snare Drum
This signature snare drum was designed for Mel Taylor, the Ventures drummer, with the Ventures sound in mind. Canopus engineered the drum to Mel's specs utilizing custom bearing edges to create short sustain and easy rim shot use. Features are: 8-ply maple shell, Die Cast hoops, and brass lugs. Covering is Silver Sparkle. The drum as Mel said, "a lot of volume, and is clean and clear." Also available in 14 x 5.5. Four week delivery.
Price: $1,060.00
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Canopus Black Nickel Brass Snare 5.5 X 14

Canopus Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum
This "BB" has a 1.2mm brass shell plated with Black Nickel. Its sound is full of fiery temperament just like its masculine appearance. The characteristic of this shell is described as a powerful sound with a fat and warm character that is a unique nature of brass. Certainly, this Black Nickel Brass bears close resemblance to the classic Black Beauty of the past. Canopus has designed a classic sounding drum with great projection and warmth! Special order. Allow 3-4 week More Info »
Price: $799.00
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Canopus Hammered Brass Snare 5.5 x 14

Canopus Hammered Brass Snare Drum
The deep, rich sound of brass with increased overtones from Canopus' hammering process make this a unique and powerful sounding drum. The vintage snare wires add a complex characteristic to the tone of this dynamic snare drum. A powerful full range drum.  Special order. 3-4 week delivery.
Price: $718.00
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Canopus Brass Snare

Canopus Brass Snare Drum
This 1 mm  brass shell produces a soft and thick tone with a beautiful high brass resonance. The fullness and sensitivity of brass is thoroughly expressed by the shell vibration. Vintage snare wires and brass lugs come as standard equipment. Die cast hoops focus the sound.  Available in 5.5 x 14 and 6.5 x 14.  Special order.  Allow 2-4 week delivery.
Price: from $731.00
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Canopus Zelkova Snare Drum

Canopus Zelkova Snare Drum
The Zelkova Snare Drum, which has a hollowed one piece drum shell, can be described as the purest form of the drum. Only one hollowed piece can be taken from a stump of precious 200 year old Zelkova wood, also called Akagi or "red wood". The sound that is produced from a single piece of wood has a unique and powerful attack. Each stroke produces a "block of sound" with a sharp edge and a thick low pitch, while maintaining More Info »
Price: from $1,599.99
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Mapex Black Panther Brass Cat Snare Drum

Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum – Brass Cat finish
Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum - Brass Cat finish
The Brass Cat is designed to have a warmer, softer attack than a steel shell drum. It comes in 14 x 5.5 dimensions with steel hoops and a classic 45 degree bearing edge. Don't be fooled! This brass shell can project tremendously and also be very sensitive due to the well designed cylinder-drive strainer. The adjustment dial employs "micro-lock" technology that provides precise control.
Price: $642.00$399.00
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Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Maple Snare Drum

Mapex Black Panther Snare – Black Widow finish
Mapex Black Panther Snare - Black Widow finish
This is a full bodied snare ideal for all around use. The tone is dark and focused. The shell is 6 ply maple and is 14" x 5". The attraction of the transparent black shell with brushed black hardware has a classic look. A centered bearing edge (45 degree) with rounded back-cut limits unwanted overtones and produces a more round and centered tone.
Price: $492.00$309.00
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Mapex Black Panther Nomad Snare-DISCONTINUED-No Longer Available

Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum – Nomad finish
Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum - Nomad finish
The Nomad is a 13" x 6" brass shell snare drum recently introduced. It has a warm, sensitive, open sound. Musical uses for the Nomad range from electric jazz to strong rock. It has tremendous attack and yet great depth. Not for the timid. This drum can scream! Brushed Black and Chrome hardware.
Price: $729.00$449.00
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Mapex MPX Maple Gloss Natural Snare Drum

Mapex MPX Maple Gloss Natural Snare Drum MPML3600CNL
Mapex MPX Maple Gloss Natural Snare Drum MPML3600CNL
The Mapex MPX Gloss Natural Maple Snare Drum has an all natural maple shell. It's a high-quality, affordable drum that's warm and sensitive, yet delivers a full projecting sound. Versatile for R&B, Jazz and Rock. It features a Gloss Natural finish with Chrome hardware, low-mass lugs, fully adjustable throwoff and Remo UX drum heads. Available in 2 sizes: 13" x 6"; 14" x 5.5".
Price: from $209.00$115.00
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Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5x14 (LM402)

Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5×14 Snare Drum
Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5x14 Snare Drum
The Ludwig Supraphonic snare drum is the most recorded and popular drum in the world. It has been on more recordings and stages than any other snare drum. It comes out of the box ready to play. The USA-made chrome-plated, seamless, beaded aluminum shell produces a bright, crisp attack with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack. Imperial Lugs and supraphonic snares are standard. The 6.5" x 14" tends to be darker and deeper sounding than the More Info »
Price: $745.00$489.00
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Ludwig Hammered Bronze 6.5x14 (LB552K)

Ludwig Hammered Bronze 6.5×14 Snare Drum
Ludwig Hammered Bronze 6.5x14 Snare Drum
The Ludwig Hammered Bronze snare drum is a 6.5" by 14" metal drum with a warm, wood, sound. The hammered surface tends to darken the high overtones of the bronze thus producing a warm projecting snare drum tone. It is an ideal drum for Jazz and Pop and comes standard with the Classic Lug and P85 Strainer.
Price: $1,155.00$759.00
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Mapex MPX Steel Piccolo Snare

Mapex MPX Steel Snare Drum MPST3354
Mapex MPX Steel Snare Drum MPST3354
The 13" x 3.5" Mapex MPX Steel Piccolo Snare is a bright, sharp attacking drum. The shallow depth enhances the pitch and attack potential, while the 13" diameter keeps overtones focused and to the point. It will cut through electronics and with proper tuning will produce crisp highs to fat lows. This very affordable drum features: 1.0mm steel shell; chrome finish; low-mass lugs; chrome hardware; fully adjustable throw-off; Remo UX drum heads.
Price: $119.00$71.50
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GMS Special Edition Snare Drum 7x13

SE Maple Gloss 7×13
SE Maple Gloss 7x13
We have a few beautiful GMS 7x13 Special Edition (SE) snare drums in stock. 8 Ply maple shells, innovative low-mass tension relieving SE lugs, with GMS swivel inserts, Hand-tooled Grand Master series brass throw-off, 2.3 triple flange hoops, precision 45 degree bearing edges and a perfect snare bed, all add up to the perfect snare drum for any gig. These snares sound amazing and can't really be beat at this price point. Available in Maple Lacquer and Dark Cherry Fade More Info »
Price: from $545.00$327.00
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Cannon Deluxe Snare Kit

Cannon Dlx Snare Kit
Cannon Dlx Snare Kit
Cannon Deluxe Snare Kit is great for the beginner or intermediate snare drummer. Metal 5.5" x 14", 10 lug snare drum, snare stand, practice pad, sticks, and the extra bonus of a trolley bag are all included. Easy to transport, fun to play!
Price: $199.50$140.00
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Pearl SensiTone 14x5 Steel Snare Drum

Pearl SensiTone 14×5 Snare Drum, Steel
Pearl SensiTone 14x5 Snare Drum, Steel
The SensiTone Steel Snare Drum 14"x 5" has a crisp, high pitched snap. It is a sensitive, classic beaded shell in steel that cuts through and features the new Clip-Lock Strainer System that locks into place and keeps snare tension from loosening. This is a very versatile, affordable snare drum. Free shipping continental US.
Price: $519.00$309.00
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Pearl SensiTone 14x6.5 Brass Snare drum

Pearl SensiTone Snare Drum, Brass, 14×6.5
Pearl SensiTone Snare Drum, Brass, 14x6.5
Pearl's 14" x 6.5" Brass SensiTone Snare drum has real "punch" and warmth. It is a classic beaded shell in Nickel-Plated Brass and features the new Clip Lock Strainer System that prevents any snare tension loosening. This is a very attractive drum with chrome hardware on a brass shell.Free shipping continental US.
Price: $799.00$475.00
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Pearl Piccolo 13" x 3" Brass Shell Snare Drum

Pearl Brass Piccolo Snare
This Pearl Piccolo 13" x 3" Snare Drum features a Brass shell and is known for it's ability to project and cut through loud electronics. This drum serves equally well as a primary instrument or as a secondary "effect" snare drum. Free shipping continental US.
Price: $388.00$233.00
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Pearl SensiTone 14x5 Brass Snare drum

Pearl SensiTone 14×5 Snare Drum, Brass
Pearl SensiTone 14x5 Snare Drum, Brass
Pearl's 14" x 5" Brass SensiTone Snare drum has real attack but the warmth of brass. It is a classic beaded shell in Nickel-Plated Brass and features the new Clip Lock Strainer System that prevents any snare tension loosening. This is a very attractive drum with chrome hardware on a brass shell. Free shipping continental US.
Price: $779.00$459.00
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Mapex MPX Hammered Steel Snare 14" x 6.5"

MPX Hammered Steel 14 x 6.5
Mapex MPX Hammered Steel 14 x 6.5
This Mapex MPX Hammered Steel Snare 14" x 6.5" is a bright snare drum with dry overtones. Because of the hammering, the drum is very versatile. Primarily used for Fusion Jazz and more Progressive Rock styles. It will cut through electronics and with proper tuning will produce crisp highs to fat lows. This very affordable drum features: 1.0mm steel shell; chrome finish; low-mass lugs; chrome hardware; fully adjustable throw-off; Remo UX drum heads.
Price: $209.00$115.00
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Pearl Piccolo 13" x 3" Steel Shell Snare Drum

Pearl Steel Piccolo Snare
This Pearl Piccolo 13" x 3" Snare Drum features a Steel shell with Black Lacquer finish. Known for the ability to project and cut through loud electronics, this piccolo snare drum serves equally well as a primary instrument or as a secondary "effect" snare drum.
Price: $299.00$179.00
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Pearl Free Floating 14x6.5 Maple African Mahogany Snare Drum

Pearl Free Floating Snare Drum – Maple 14×6.5
Pearl Free Floating Snare Drum - Maple 14x6.5
The new Task Specific Free Floating Snare Drums are designed for a player's individual needs. The 14" x 6.5" FTMMH-1465 features a 6 ply Maple shell with an inner ply of African Mahogany. The Free Floating lugs enable the drum to have full resonance in combination with Die-Cast hoops. The Clip-Lock snare system assures no slippage in the Ultra-Sound snare wires. This drum is ideal for bringing out the lower fundamental tones of the snare. Color shown is the new More Info »
Price: $869.00$519.00
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Canopus Mel Taylor Model Snare Drum 14 x 5.5

Mel Taylor 14 x 5.5 Snare
Mel Taylor 14 x 5.5 Snare
This signature snare drum was designed for Mel Taylor, the Ventures drummer, with the Ventures sound in mind. Canopus engineered the drum to Mel's specs utilizing custom bearing edges to create short sustain and easy rim shot use. Features are: 8-ply maple shell, Die Cast hoops, and brass lugs. Covering is Silver Sparkle. The drum as Mel said, "a lot of volume, and is clean and clear." Also available in 14 x 6.5. Four week delivery.
Price: $1,031.00
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Pearl Popcorn 10" x 6" Maple Shell Snare Drum

Pearl Popcorn Snare Drum 10×6
This Pearl Popcorn 10" x 6" Snare Drum features a six-ply Maple shell and is known for it's ability to project and cut through loud electronics. This drum serves equally well as a primary instrument or as a secondary "effect" snare drum. Free shipping continental US.
Price: $549.00$310.00
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Grover Pro G3T-5 Concert Snare Drum

Grover Pro G3T 5E
Grover Pro G3T 5E
Grover Pro Percussion has redefined snare drum technology with the advent of the Grover G3T Snare Drum. The 5"x14" Grover Pro G3T-5 Concert Snare Drum features the advanced ITaP™ technology tuning system. This system provides previously unattainable focus and sensitivity from a snare drum by allowing the independent adjustment of snare pressure (sound quality) from snare tension (sensitivity). This versatile top of the line orchestral instrument does it all---from the most delicate pianissimo to the most roaring fortissimo! Ideal for More Info »
Price: from $910.00$682.50
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Grover Pro G3T-14 Field Snare Drum

Grover Pro G3T 14N
Grover Pro G3T 14N
The Grover Pro G3T-14 Field Snare Drum measures 14"x14" and utilizes Grover Pro Percussion's redefined snare drum technology! The advanced ITaP™ technology tuning system provides previously unattainable focus and sensitivity from a snare drum by allowing the independent adjustment of snare pressure (sound quality) from snare tension (sensitivity). This versatile top of the line orchestral instrument does it all---from the most delicate pianissimo to the most roaring fortissimo! Ideal for the concert hall and any situation that requires one drum More Info »
Price: from $1,400.00$1,050.00
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Grover Pro G3T-6 Symphonic Snare Drum

Grover Pro G3T 6E
Grover Pro G3T 6E
Grover Pro Percussion has redefined snare drum technology with the advent of the Grover G3T Snare Drum. The 6.5"x14" Grover Pro G3T-6 Symphonic Snare Drum features the advanced ITaP™ technology tuning system. This system provides previously unattainable focus and sensitivity from a snare drum by allowing the independent adjustment of snare pressure (sound quality) from snare tension (sensitivity). This versatile top of the line orchestral instrument does it all---from the most delicate pianissimo to the most roaring fortissimo! Ideal for More Info »
Price: from $930.00$697.50
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Mapex Armory Series Exterminator Snare Drum 14 x 6.5

Mapex Armory Exterminator Snare Drum 14×6.5
Mapex Armory Exterminator Snare Drum 14x6.5
The Mapex Armory Series Exterminator Snare Drum 14 x 6.5 features a hybrid shell of birch and walnut woods for powerful attack and focused sound. The 14"x 6.5" hybrid shell is a stunning Ebony Stain over Figured Wood. Encased with solid steel tube lugs, the Exterminator is a dark but mass attack sounding snare. The Piston Strainer with Vertical Throw-off is silent and precise.
Price: $399.99$259.00
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Pearl Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum 5" x 14"

Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum
Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum
The new Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum is 5" x 14" in Cast Aluminum. Designed for Dennis, the top hoop has 12 lugs and the bottom 8. This creates a particular tuning for the style of music he plays. The Black Nickel shell with Nickel hardware is eye catching. This is a projecting drum with explosive back beat potential! FREE SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL USA!
Price: $1,559.00$920.00
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