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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
The Canopus maple snare drum is worthy to be called The Maple, because of it's 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.
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".
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.
We have a few beautiful GMS 7x13 Special Edition (SE) snare drums available. 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 and Dark Cherry Fade Satin Oil More Info »
Pearl's Modern Utility Snare Drum features a 6-ply all Maple shell. It is designed for the working drummer and the CL Bridge Lug and SR700 strainer is top notch. Triple flanged hoops are standard and increase projection of the drum. This is a very resonant, versatile and clean sounding drum. The MUS1465 model is the very popular 14" x 6.5" size. Available in Black Matte finish.
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 »
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 »
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 12" 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 Steel shell.
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.
The Steel Shell snare drums are bright and have a long decay. Yamaha has one size in the intermediate level. The crisp and articulate 5.5" x 14." The hoops are triple-flanged and they are 8-lug drums. These are definitely a good choice if you are looking for enhanced volume.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
The YAIBA Snare Drum is a 6-ply maple shell drum. It has the Japanese Sword design, 2.3mm hoops and is extremely resonant and articulate. Available in 5.5" x 14" and 6.5" x 14" sizes and high gloss lacquer finish. Delivery 2-4 weeks. Shown in photo is the Ebony Gloss finish.