Snare Recommendation


Hi all, I recently joined a rock/reggae style project and I'm looking for a snare with more "pop" but still with some body to it. Would you recommend a metal snare or a small maple? My local store doesn't have any in stock that fit my sound requirements, so I thought I'd get some opinions on here. Thank you!

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
I'd recommend a nice fat metal drum cranked way up. Check out Steve Jordan, he's famous for stuff like that. If you like wood snares, a fat Brady drum from Australia made out of jarrah-wood staves would be my next recommendation. The drum should be at least 6" deep.


Silver Member
A deep 13"er would suit you well. The Steve Jordan drum would be a good fit, as would the Akira Jimbo snare, the Yamaha Musashi, or any of the deep brass shells currently available on the market. A deep 14"er would work too, but play before you buy so you know it won't choke on you.


Gold Member
I'm lovin the new Mapex Black Panther snares and they have a couple of 13"s and a couple of 12"s you should check out.

You should definately consider a 12" snare too. They sound amazing!.

Dont limit yourself on the diameter, depth or material.

You need to hear and see to deside.

Go here to look and listen-
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