Re: Looking for great maple snare for studio. Rock, pop, country.
Tama starphonics,Tama SLP's are very good for their price point.
Ludwig classic maples are excellent drums,as is the Legacy 3 ply maple/poplar/maple shell.
If you can find a vintage Slingerland Artist model in 3 ply or steam bent maple,then thats also a great snare drum,as is the Hollywood Ace model.
Vintage Ludwig Jazzfestivals and superclassic models also sound great.
Niel Peart used an Artist for a very long time till he started playing DW.