Wooden Snare Drums

A Double-Headed Delight

Snare drums are part of every drum set today. The snare drum can trace its ancestry to the double-headed tabor drums used during the medieval period.

Then. In the 16th century these double-headed drums cam...

to be used by Swiss mercenary foot soldiers.

Later they became the field drums of the American and European armies when army drummers hit the drums with a mallet or wooden sticks to generate an indefinite pitch.

The Roll Of Honor

The body of this two-headed drum is made of a hollow metal or wooden frame with a calf skin or membrane stretched tightly across the head. The top head of the drum is called the batter head, and is the surface that a drummer hits with his drumsticks.

The bottom head is called the snare head. It has eight to ten catgut or metal wires called snares stretched tightly across the surface. The snares rattle or vibrate against the bottom head, producing the drum's characteristic rattling sound.

The great thing about these drums is that they are not tuned. That is why they end up producing an indefinite pitch.

Among the leading music companies that have made these drums an important part of their drum kits are Yamaha, Tama, and Ludwig. Several lead drummers have leant their name to development of special snares including Tico Torres, Eric Singer and Ian Paice.

Before they became a part of the drum kit snares were also called side drums. But they were not as effective as today's two-headed drums.

Snares are used to create different kinds of rhythms but their specialty is the drum roll. No matter how well a rock drummer plays, for most a snare drum roll before a death-defying circus stunt is what they have no equal.

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Sonor Select 10"x2" Jungle Snare

Jungle Snare Drum

71

Natural wood drum shell, 2 x 6 Tension rods, 16 Silver jingles

Pearl 10"x4,5" Short Fuse Snare Drum

Snare Drum

6

Short Fuse series, Shell made of 6-ply poplar wood, Foil-wrapped shell, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Super Hoop II hoops, Pearl SR-018 Snare...

Gretsch 10"x5,5" Mighty Mini Snare BK

Mini Snare Drum

6

Chrome hardware, 1.6 mm Triple-flanged steel hoops, 30° Bearing edge, With GTS holder, BH-5510-BK

DW PDP 10"x06" Black Wax Snare

Snare Drum

7

Drum shell made of 10-ply maple, Matt lacquer, Matt black surface with translucent wood grain, DW MAG strainer, True Pitch tension rods, 2.5 mm...

Gretsch S1-0610-ASHT 10"x06" Ash Snare

Snare Drum

25

Ash series, Model S1-0610-ASHT, 10-Ply, 8 mm thick 100% ash drum shell, 2.5 mm Powerhoop steel hoops, Black drum shell hardware, GTS mounting...

Pearl 10"x6" Piccolo Wooden Snare

Snare

3

Piccolo + Soprano series

Pearl Export 14"x5,5" Snare #31

Snare Drum

46

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

Gretsch 12"x5,5" Mighty Mini Snare BK

Mini Snare Drum

6

Chrome hardware, 1.6 mm triple flanged steel hoops, 30° Bearing edge, With GTS holder, BH-5512-BK

DW PDP 13"x07" Black Wax Snare

Snare Drum

16

Drum shell made of 10 layers of maple, Painted matte, Matte black surface with translucent wood grain, DW MAG withdrawal, True pitch clamping...

Mapex 14" x 5" Black Widow Snare

Snare Drum

17

Black Panther Series, Black Widow model, 5.1 mm maple wood, Sonic-Saver hoops, Burst hardware finish, 5:5 shell bearing edge, This outstanding...

DW PDP 13"x07" Walnut Snare

Snare Drum

4

20-Ply maple drum shell with two inner- and outer plies made from walnut, Drum shells are matte lacquered, Chrome hardware, MAG snare strainer,...

DW 12"x05" Snare Finish Ply -132

Snare Drum

0

Collector series, Finish Ply version, Chrome hardware, Wrap finished shell, Maple, With reinforcement rings, Delta Snare Strainer, True Tone Snare...

Pearl Modern Utility 12"x7" #224

Snare Drum

0

Modern Utility Series, 6-Ply, 5.4 mm thick maple wood shell, 1.6 mm Hoops, SR-700 snare strainer, Rubber-backed double lugs, Remo UT drum heads,...

DW 14"x6.5" Jim Keltner Snare

0

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

Pearl M1330 #102

Snare Drum

12

Piccolo Series

Pearl FCP-1250 Snare Drum BK

Snare Drum

25

From the Firecracker series, Stainless steel pressure hoops

Mapex 12"x5,5" Warbird Snare Drum

Snare Drum

10

"Warbird" Chris Adler model, Black Panther series, 6-Ply hybrid drum shell made of Maple & Walnut, Black Brushed drum shell hardware, SONIClear...

Mapex 14"x6,5" 30th Anniversary SD

Snare Drum

1

30th Anniversary model, 8-Ply, 8.2 mm strong drum made from 100% walnut, 45° SONIClear bearing edge on the batter head side and 35° SONIClear...

Gretsch 14"x6,5" Silver Series Ash -SN

Snare Drum

3

Silver Series, 7-Layer shell made of ash, Matte lacquered shell, 2.3 mm triple-flanged steel hoops, 30° Shell bearing edge, Classic Deluxe snare...

Tama 12" Soundworks Maple Snare

Snare Drum

3

DMP1255-MVM, Soundworks series, 6-Ply, 5 mm thick maple shell, 1.6 mm Sound Arc Hoops (6 holes), Evans G1 batter head and Evans resonant head,...

DW PDP 14"x08" Walnut Snare

Snare drum

2

20-Ply maple shell with two inner and outer layers of walnut, Matt lacquered shell, Chrome hardware, MAG snare throw-off, Dual turret lugs, True...

Mapex 13"x5,5" DL Cherry Bomb NSW

Snare Drum

0

Black Panther Design Lab Series, Sonic Saver hoops, Chrome hardware finish, 1:9 Bearing edge, PureSound wires, SONIClear bearing edge, Design Lab...

Pearl Modern Utility 12"x7" #234

Snare Drum

0

Modern Utility Series, Model :MUS1270M/234, 6-Ply, 5.4 mm thick maple wood shell, 1.6 mm Hoops, SR-700 snare strainer, Rubber-backed double lugs,...

DW PDP 12"x08" Dry Maple Snare

0

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

DW PDP 14"x6,5" Black Wax Snare

Snare Drum

5

Shell made of 10-ply maple wood, Matte lacquer, Matte black surface with translucent wood grain, DW MAG snare strainer, True-Pitch tension rods,...

Tama LGM137-STA Sound Lab Snare

Snare Drum

17

G-Maple, S.L.P. - Sound Lab Project Series, Chrome drumshell hardware with brass tube lugs, Diecast hoops, MLS50A + B "Linear-Drive" wire strainer,...

Sonor 12"x05" Signature G. Harrison

Snare Drum

2

Gavin Harrison's Protean Snare Drum, Standard version, Chrome hardware, 6-Ply - 6 mm thick birch wood shell made using the CLTF process, Hybrid...

Pearl 14"x6,5" Special Reserve Snare

1

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

Mapex 13"x07" Blaster Snare Drum

Snare Drum

10

Black Panther Series - Blaster Model, 8.5 mm thick boiler construction consisting of 5.1 mm maple wood with 3.4 mm reinforcing ring made of walnut...

Sonor 13"x06" AQ2 Snare Drum WHP

0

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

Gretsch 14"X5,5" Renown Maple GN

Snare Drum

4

Renown series, 7-Ply maple wood shell, Chrome hardware, 30° Bearing edge, Gretsch "302" steel hoops, Remo head, Gretsch "Silver Sealer" drum shell...

Sonor AS 16 13"x05" Tineo Snare Drum

Snare Drum

1

27-ply (26 mm) drum shellmade from beech, Chrome hardware, 16 tuning lugs, Dual glide snare strainer, High-gloss lacquer finish, Produces a deep...

Gretsch 13"x07" Silver Series Ash -SN

Snare Drum

11

Silver Series, 7-Ply shell made of ash, Matt lacquered shell, 2.3 mm Triple flange hoops made of steel, 30 Degree bearing edge, Classic Deluxe...

Sonor 12"x05" ProLite Snare -71

Snare Drum

3

2.3 mm Steel hoops, Chrome drumshell hardware, Drum shell is with a 45° bearing edge from hand-selected, extremely thin 100% maple wood,...

DW PDP 14"x5,5" Black Wax Snare

Snare Drum

14

Drum shell made of 10 layers of maple, Matt lacquer, Matt black surface with translucent wood grain, DW MAG strainer, True Pitch tension rods, 2.5...

Pearl PHP-1450 #101

Snare

0

Philharmonic series, 6-Ply Maple drum shell, Cast iron hoops, Vintage snare beds allow maximum head contact, Special lugs for optimum resonance,...

Pearl Modern Utility 13"x5" #234

Snare Drum

0

Modern Utility Series, 6-ply, 5.4 mm drum shell made from maple, Rubber-backed CL bridge lugs, Remo UT drumhead, Matte lacquered

Pearl Export 14"x5,5" Snare #704

Snare Drum

7

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C704, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

Pearl Modern Utility 13"x5" #224

Snare Drum

3

Modern Utility Series, 6-ply, 5.4 mm drum shell made from maple, Rubber-backed CL bridge lugs, Remo UT drumhead, Matte lacquered

Pearl 12"x7" Piccolo Wooden Snare

SnareIn recent years, the use of Piccolo and Soprano Snares has become more and more common in popular music. Their use as a main as well as a second snare has made them a very often sold instrument.

2

Piccolo series

DW 14"x6,5" SN Performance Ebony

Snare drum

3

Performance series, Chrome hardware, Standard triple steel hoops, 10-ply shell made of hand-selected North American hard rock maple, New HVX drum...

Pearl Export 13"x05" Snare #717

Snare Drum

0

EXX1350S/C-717, Chrome drumshell hardware, Drum shells are with a wrap finish

Rogers 14"x05" Dyna-Sonic Mod.36-BP

Snare Drum

0

Beavertail 'tender-hooks', 5-Ply maple/poplar shell with reinforcement rings, "Clock Face" snare throw-off, Separately adjustable 20-spiral carpet...

Sonor AS 12 1406 CM Artist Snare

Snare Drum

18

24 Stainless steel spirals, Matt lacquered, Die-cast hoops, TuneSafe, Dual-Glide lifting, Chromed fittings with finish protectors

Pearl Export 13"x05" Snare #704

Snare Drum

0

EXX1350S/C-704, Chrome drumshell hardware, Drum shells are with a wrap finish

Pearl Export 13"x05" Snare #21

Snare Drum

0

EXX1350S/C-21, Chrome drumshell hardware, Drum shells are with a wrap finish

British Drum Company 12"x5,5" The Imp Snare

Snare Drum

0

Maple / tulip tree / birch hybrid shell, 30° Rounded bearing edge, Made in Britain

Mapex 14"x06" DL Heartbreaker NSW

Snare Drum

3

Black Panther Design Lab series, 8 mm mahogany shell with reinforcing rings, 45° SONIClear bearing edge, Sonic Saver hoops, Pure sound snare...

Tama 13" Soundworks Kapur Snare

Snare Drum

10

DKP137-MRK, Soundworks Series, 6-ply, 6 mm in thickness, 2.3 mm Sound Arc hoops (8 holes), Evans G1 batter head and Evans resonant drumhead,...

Millenium 13"x07" Mahogany Snare #11

Snare Drum

14

Wrap finish, 9-Ply mahogany shell, Chrome drum shell hardware, 1.6 mm steel hoops, 8 Tension rods

Pearl Export 14"x5,5" Snare #700

Snare Drum

3

Export Series, EXX1455S / C-700, Chrome-plated drum shell hardware, Wrap finish

Pearl Export 13"x05" Snare #31

Snare Drum

0

EXX1350S/C-31, Chrome drumshell hardware, Drum shells are with a wrap finish

DW PDP 14"x6,5" Walnut Snare

Snare drum

3

20-Ply maple shell with two inner and outer layers of walnut, Matte lacquered shell, Chrome hardware, MAG snare throw-off, Dual turret lugs, True...

Pearl Export 13"x05" Snare #700

Snare Drum

0

EXX1350S/C-700, Chrome drumshell hardware, Drum shells are with a wrap finish

Pearl 14"x05" The Igniter Snare

Snare Drum

3

6-ply maple/poplar shell, 1.6 mm steel tension tire, 20-Spiral snare wire, SR018 strainer, Created in collaboration with the Youtuber Casey Copper...

Sonor 13"x05" ProLite Snare -76

Snare Drum

0

2.3 mm Steel hoops, Chrome drumshell hardware, Drum shell is with a 45° bearing edge from hand-selected, extremely thin 100% maple wood,...

Gretsch 14"x6,5" Cat. Club Snare Black

Snare Drum

5

7-Ply drum shell made from 100% mahogany, Drum shells are matte lacquered, Black hardware

DW Satin Oil 14"x06" Snare

Snare drum

12

10-ply maple drum shell, 6-ply reinforcement ring, Satin oil finish

Gretsch 14"x6,5" Walnut Gloss Snare

Snare Drum

3

Fullrange series, Shell made of 8-ply walnut with maple inserts, Chrome plated shell hardware, 3 mm 10-hole Triple-flanged steel hoops, S1-6514W-MI

Noble & Cooley 13"x6,5" Walnut Snare

Snare Drum

2

Drum shell is made from 100% walnut, 8-Hole hoops, Black drum shell hardware, Symmetrically placed venting holes, Wood burn Noble & Cooley logo,...

Pearl 14"x05" Special Reserve Snare

1

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

Ludwig 14"x6,5" Classic Maple V.B.Oy.

Snare Drum

0

Classic Maple series, LS403XX1Q, 7-Ply shell made of 100% maple, 45° Shell bearing edge, P85AC Throw Off and Butt Plate, 2.3 mm Steel hoops, Made...

CAZZ Snare 13"x5,5" Beech Natural Satin

Snare Drum

0

CAZZ Snare manufactures individual snare drums in a traditional barrel design, making each snare a unique item, Matte satin finish, Chrome...

CAZZ Snare 13"x6" Maple Natural Satin

Snare Drum

1

CAZZ Snare manufactures individual snare drums in a traditional barrel design, making each snare a unique item, Matte satin finish, Diecast hoops,...

DW PDP 14"x5,5" Walnut Snare

Snare drum

0

20-Ply maple shell with two inner and outer layers of walnut, Matte lacquered shell, Chrome hardware, MAG snare throw-off, Dual turret lugs, True...

Mapex 14"x5,5" Velvetone

Snare Drum

9

Black Panther Series, Velvetone model, 8.1 mm shell thickness made of a 3 mm burl maple outer layer, a 3.4 mm walnut wood inner layer and a 1.7 mm...

Yamaha 14"x06" Abs. Hybrid Snare -SOB

Snare drum

3

"Absolute Hybrid Maple" series, Hybrid shell construction made of maple and wenge wood, 45° Bearing edge, 25-Strand carbon snare, Hook lugs, 3.0...

Ludwig 14"x6,5" Anniv. Legacy Snare

Snare Drum

0

110th Anniversary model, limited to 20 pieces worldwide, 3-Ply mahogany drum shell with poplar core and reinforcement ring, 30° Bearing edge, Tube...

Pearl Decade Maple 14"x5,5" Snare BB

Snare Drum

3

Decade Maple Series, DMP1455S/C, High gloss lacquered shell, Chrome plated shell hardware, Shell made of thin 6-ply (5.4 mm) maple, 1.6 mm...

Sonor 14"x06" AQ2 Snare Drum WHP

0

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

CAZZ Snare 13" x 5,5" Beech Bundle

CAZZ Snare 13"x5,5" Beech Natural Satin

0

Snare Drum, CAZZ Snare manufactures individual snare drums in a traditional barrel design, making each snare a unique item, Matte satin finish,...

Gretsch 14"x6,5" Snare Brooklyn -GO

Snare Drum

2

Brooklyn series, Version GB-65141S-GO, Nitron finish, 6-Ply maple/poplar shell, 30° Bearing edge and Gretsch Silver Sealer drum shell interior...

DS Drums 14"x6,5" Super Nature Bog Oak

0

Export series, Poplar/Mahogany shell, EXX1455S/C31, Chrome-plated shell hardware, Laminated

DW 14"x6,5" SN Performance Black

Snare Drum

6

10-layer drum shell, Chrome hardware, Standard triple steel hoops, Made in the latest HVX drum shell technology, With a deep, strong, fundamental...