To me, trying out a new snare (or any instrument, in fact) is a ritual that I thoroughly enjoy and I believe thatÃ‚Â the process is crucialÃ‚Â in making sure I am getting the right gear for the sound I want toÃ‚Â achieve. This peculiar collection ofÃ‚Â snare drums that we have put together for you is completely out of the ordinary! Inspired by our EFX cymbals post, this time, we bring you the snare drum version of the weird and wonderful!
We believe that you can never have “too many” sounds to play with. Having a broad palette of textures and tones to choose from allows you more options when needed. A secondary snare is useful as a back-up, for recording and just because it can sound damn cool when you need it to!
Again, please note, that all the snare drumsÃ‚Â below have not been placed in any particular order as it is completely subjective as to which is better for certain applications. The only way to be sure that it’s the oneÃ‚Â for you is to play it before you buy!
Tama WBP1055M Snare Drums 10 x 5.5
Summary: Ã‚Â Only 200 of these have been produced so this is SERIOUSLY limited edition. It comes with a clamp so you can attach it directly to a stand without any extra annoying bits.
Featuring an 8mm birch bly shell and triple-flanged hoops, it has a really warm and punchy sound. Great for playing live or in the studio
Available fromÃ‚Â was Ã‚Â£99 Ã‚Â£84
Summary: Probably one of the best value snares out there. Works well when tuned high or low. Can be used as a primary snare or as a secondary effects or recording snare. Main features include 1mm Stainless steel shell with chrome finish.
Available from Ã‚Â£75
Summary: One of the best looking snares out there. Steel shell with awesome black nickel hardware. Lightweight, powerful and defined. Black chrome fitted head comes included!
Available from Ã‚Â£169
Mapex Black Panther ‘The Stinger’ – 10″ x 5.5″
Summary:Ã‚Â Capable of extreme projection thanks to it’s diminutive size. Designed to be pitched high – Perfect auxiliary snare with a punchy sound. Crank it up! It will only hurt for a second! We cannot stress how handy it could be for recording!
Available from Ã‚Â£179
Mapex MPX Snare Drum Steel 10″ x 5″
Summary:Ã‚Â Great for ska and reggae. Clear, cutting sound. It is especially appealing at this price range! This snare is also able to easily integrate into existing drum set-ups as there is a hanging bracket attached to the shell.
Available from Ã‚Â£169
– ESSENTIAL –
Yamaha SS662 Snare Drum Stand
Summary:Ã‚Â This snare drum stand has been designed with 10″, 12″ and smaller drums in mind. Strong single braced. The jaws of the cradle are smaller than average to take smaller snares. Great for mounting rack toms too!
Available from only Ã‚Â£45