Metal Snare Drums

A drummer’s choice of using a metal snare drum is often due to the desire and need for more volume. Metal shell snare drums, whether of steel, brass, bronze or other alloys, tend to project louder than wood shell snare drums. However, they can also be articulate and sensitive if tuned tightly and the snares are tensioned properly. The various metal shells will define the sound of the drum such that brass tends to be warmer sounding than steel and yet will continue to project well.

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 with the P88C strainer. Free shipping continental US.
Price: $922.00$599.00
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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$135.00
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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: $419.99$295.00
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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: $254.99$175.00
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GMS 25th Anniversary Snare Drum (6.5 x 14)

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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

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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 Heritage 14x5 Black Nickel Plated Snare Drum

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The STH1450 SensiTone Heritage Alloy Brass snare's 1mm beaded shell delivers the beautiful tone of a timeless classic with enough sonic flexibility to make it fit in any genre. The shell is black nickel plated brass. Sonically, the brass delivers a darker sound than the steel shell. 25 Years of SensiTone performance, with the Heritage Alloy sound. Tonally versatile with cracking projection and smooth overtone. -SIZE 14"x5" -SHELL 1mm Beaded Black Nickel-Plated Brass -LUG CL55 -HOOPS 2.3mm SuperHoop II (SH1410B/1410S) More Info »
Price: $664.00$354.00
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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: $1,040.09
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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 $856.81
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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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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: $999.00$649.00
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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: $322.99$225.00
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Pearl Sensitone Heritage 14x6.5 Black Nickel Plated Snare Drum

STH1465BR
The STH1465BR SensiTone Heritage Alloy Brass snare's 1mm beaded shell delivers the beautiful tone of a timeless classic with enough sonic flexibility to make it fit in any genre. The shell is black nickel plated brass. Sonically, the brass delivers a darker sound than the steel shell. 25 Years of SensiTone performance, with the Heritage Alloy sound. Tonally versatile with cracking projection and smooth overtone. -SIZE 14"x6.5" -SHELL 1mm Beaded Black Nickel-Plated Brass -LUG CL65 -HOOPS 2.3mm SuperHoop II (SH1410B/1410S) More Info »
Price: $703.00$373.00
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