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.
Price: $768.00$499.00
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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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 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: $814.00$529.00
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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: $1,245.00$809.00
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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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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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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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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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